While many people don’t like to be reminded of their birthdays, most especially their age—because it makes them feel older—it is always good to be appreciative for what you have in life and what you have fulfilled. You should open your eyes to the bigger picture, in the event that we are to value the products of our life, we should first appreciate how all these products came into existence: by us being born.
Birth is our starting point—it is a window to a lifetime of possibilities, the opportunity to fulfill our mission. So birthdays are groundbreaking events, which should be honored just as a country honors its birth or as an organization celebrates its founding.
It is a greater deal than just an event to receive blessings. It is an opportunity to remember the day that a major event happened, to celebrate and express gratitude and to reflect upon how well we are fulfilling our calling.
A birthday can likewise show us the idea of being born again. To recall our birth is to recall a fresh start. Regardless of how things went yesterday, or a year ago, we always have the ability to start all over again. Consider your birthday as a refresher, but spiritually.
And there is no better approach to celebrate a birthday than to do special acts of goodness. It is simple to say that you are grateful for another year, but it is far better to show it by doing good deeds. Not because of someone’s suggestion, but simply because of your inner goodness that wants to express its debt of gratitude for being conceived and alive.
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What Is a Birthday?
A birthday is defined as an event when a person acknowledges the anniversary of their introduction to the world. Birthdays are celebrated in various societies, usually with a present, party, or rites of passage.
Celebrating the date of your birth is actually a pagan practice. Pagans believed that evil spirits would sneak up on days of significant changes, similar to the day you turn a year older. Truth be told, numerous Christians did not celebrate birthdays in the ancient past due to its connection to paganism.
Nowadays, celebrating birthdays isn’t entirely about celebrating you getting one year older, but it’s more on the celebration of life, including all the lives we know about and are thankful for. Birthdays are celebrated to give us a chance to be thankful to our friends and family for being supportive especially at time when we needed them.
Birthdays are also about celebrating our growth as a person and the endless number of possibilities of growing much further. It’s also about celebrating everything that we have achieved in the previous year, especially in terms of experiences that comes with aging. And it could also be about celebrating the happiness of being alive and still having the continued opportunity of doing something worthwhile.
What Is the Origin behind Birthday Parties?
History tells us that birthdays date back to ancient Egypt where it is believed that this established custom started when pharaohs were delegated and consider to be divine beings. The date of their royal celebration was thought to be their “birth date” as a divine being.
From that point, it is understood that the Greeks started to commend their gods and goddesses. They had offered a moon-shaped cake to their god Artemis as a tribute to the lunar goddess and added candles to the cake to produce a glowing effect.
Romans then started to praise the birthdays for men only, where a cake comprising of wheat, oil, nectar, and grated cheddar was provided. Women were not permitted to celebrate a birthday until the twelfth century.
In the late eighteenth century, the popularity developed, and German bakers then went ahead to invent the modern adaptation of the birthday cake for children. The child’s birthday was celebrated with a candle being placed for every year they had been alive. The blowing out of the candles and making a wish additionally turned out to be a piece of the celebration.
The inclusion of sweet cakes was only available to the wealthy. By the late nineteenth century, the modern revolution took into consideration for an abundance of pre-made cakes to be available to all, which allowed for cakes to be a part of the birthday custom.
And in 1924, a person altered a song by Patty and Mildred J. Hill from 1893, originally titled “Good Morning to All” and turned it into the birthday song we all recognize to this present day.
How Are Birthdays Celebrated in Other Countries?
- Somewhere in Canada, the birthday celebrants often get their noses greased by their friends or family members to ward of bad luck.
- In China, their birthday tradition maintains that the celebrant should symbolize their longevity by eating an entire plate of long noodles, slurping it in as far as possible before biting it.
- In Jamaica, they have a tradition of throwing flour to the birthday celebrants. The ones responsible for throwing the flour may be the celebrant’s friend, family member, or a total stranger.
- In Mexico, instead of a birthday cake, they have a birthday piñata filled with candies and sweets. The person to break this piñata is the birthday celebrant, of course.
- In Venezuela, they have a tradition of having the birthday celebrant’s face smashed onto the birthday cake after blowing out the candles.
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What Is an Invitation Card?
An invitation card is a document that presents a formal request for an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization to attend an event. An invitation letter may either be formal or casual, and it could likewise be printed on paper or sent be means of email.
Invitation cards can be used for a variety of events such as weddings, graduation ceremonies, annual dinners, anniversary parties and birthday parties. They could also be used to invite guest speakers, keynote speakers, and workshop facilitators to special meetings and events.
An invitation card usually contains some information about the host, the date and time of the event, the venue of the event, and how to accept the invitation. Invitations are usually sent many days in advance of the event, to give the invitees an opportunity to respond to the invitation.
What Are the Types of Invitations?
These are typically adequate for small, private events where the attendees don’t exceed fifty. Examples of this include lunch get-togethers, private gatherings and small dinner events. Handwritten invitations take additional time and commitment so they are not the most appropriate for bigger gatherings.
Hand-written invitations on are usually done on beautiful pieces of stationery or plain white paper. You may choose a quote from a recognized author or make up your own motto to include as an introduction to the invite. Handwritten invitations make for a more personalized touch, so don’t limit your creativity and add a unique note for each invited guest.
Nearly everything today are sent electronically. The same can be said about invitations. Electronic invitations save resources such as paper and stamps and provide a faster approach to get a message over. These are particularly useful if you are arranging an event at the last minute and you don’t have enough time to send the invitations by mail.
Numerous online sites offer electronic invitations. You simple need to choose among the ones provided, and then you can add not just one, but multiple recipients at a single time. Once you hit send, everybody on the list will be able to receive your invitation. Some sites even notify you when your invitation has been read so you can be sure that your invitations have indeed been sent.
A few events require formal invitations and a wedding is one of those events. Wedding invitations can be purchased in a variety of colors, styles and choices. They range in cost from the simple to the outstandingly creative depending upon your choice of paper and style.
Most wedding invitations include a response card with its own mailing envelope. Most of the time, wedding invitations are sent through the mail, however, they can also be delivered personally by hand. Wedding invitations usually include details on where and when the wedding and the reception will be held as well as an RSVP note.
You will most likely need to send out an invitation for a party if you are having a birthday, graduating from school, or got a promotion at work. Party invitations can be found in numerous assortments extending from genuine and sentimental to entertaining and funny. Party invitations can likewise be handmade yet still in high quality.
Keep in mind to include the time and venue of the party and provide a telephone number so your visitors can respond easily. If you are arranging your party well ahead of time, you might need to mail out your invitations, but in the event that the party is just around the corner, you might as well just deliver your invitations by hand.
Who Should Make the Invitations?
Normally, invitation letters can originate from anybody, and it only depends upon the reason that they are writing the invitation. When sending an invitation letter, it may be done personally, via telephone, on the web, or through mail. Here are a few suggestions on where an invitation letter could originate from:
- Businesses, companies, or organizations inviting people to their events such as commencement or culminating ceremonies.
- Couples or families inviting people to weddings, anniversary celebrations, or birthday parties.
- Embassies sending an invitation to a person/s to visit their country.
- Organizers inviting people to be a speaker or give a presentation in their conferences, seminars, or lectures.
- A group of friends inviting people to reunions or social gatherings.
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How Do You Write Invitations?
- Start with a sentence like, “You are invited!” or “This serves as your invitation!” This is to let the recipient know that you, as a host, are looking forward to their presence in your event.
- Indicate the date and time that the event will start. It is of utmost significance that the date and time indicated are correct.
- Also indicate the venue where your event will be held. You also ought to specify the street address, so that people can easily look it up on the internet or use their GPS.
- Ensure you have the event completely written. Clearly specify the type of event, and the style of clothing that the guests should be wearing.
- If you are making an RSVP type of invitation, also include the deadline of the invited guest’s response.
- You may end the invitation by adding a conclusion or closing remarks, such as “See you there!” or “Hope to hear from you soon!”
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