Still, it's the right thing to do. Wishing someone a happy birthday is just a little gesture of good will. (there have been many times that I did what I thought was the right thing to do only to have it backfire. So I don't always trust myself in this situation)
Usually it's fun. I laugh out loud at some and get all mushy with others.
I stand there for 15 - 20 minutes trying to find just the right card. It may take time but I always find something appropriate.
Yes sirree, no trouble at all. I enjoy doing it. I want friends to know that even in my hectic world I still remember them and their birthday. Besides, it's nice to know somebody took the time and energy to pick out a card of you. And then to have a stamp? And remember to mail it? The old fashioned snail mail way? Priceless.
Today was not one of those days. I was buying the card out of
The first one was too sweet. Let's not get carried away, people.
The next one was funny. Nope. This birthday girl has no sense of humor. She won't get it.
I'm not interested in a long flowing poem. Oh gosh, no. I just can't go that far.
Calling Hallmark or American Greetings - I need some help here.
I never found a card that read, "We do not have a close relationship, we go months with no contact, I'm sending you this birthday card to honor you. Please accept it and have a Happy Birthday.
Nope. No cards like that. Hey, I did see a "Happy Divorce" card.
FInally I reached for a card I had already considered. Maybe it was even the first one I saw.
White background - no glitter. Photograph of a cupcake with birthday candle.
Tasteful but not overly emotional.
Text inside simply said "Wishing you a Happy Birthday"
I will mail it. Tomorrow.