Have you ever heard someone or even said yourself, “Birthdays are just another day.” I urge you to stop for a moment and think about that statement. We have been given LIFE. We have been given SPECIAL PEOPLE in our lives. Today you have these people. Tomorrow, you may not. We should take a few minutes, hours, or even an entire day to celebrate someone’s life. Even a global-wide pandemic should not stop us from celebrating the joy of life and those we share it with!
During unprecedented times like this, we can still use our creativity to make your special someone’s day memorable. Here is a list of ideas to help you get started.
Make them a Birthday Playlist
Some of my favorite birthday songs to include are:
"It's My Party” by Leslie Gore
"Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac
“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
"My Wish For You" by Rascal Flatts
“Birthday” by The Beatles
Of course, your favorite version of “Happy Birthday”
Send them a birthday surprise every day the week leading up to their birthday. Use envelopes to write them a special message every day and mail to them. You could even take a large piece of paper make one large message, cut it into puzzle pieces, and mail them a part of the puzzle every day. If you wanted to send a small birthday surprise just put the gift in a small box and ship it every day.
The Pandemic Birthday Basket
Send out Evites or real paper invitations inviting people to stop by the birthday recipients’ home asking them to drop off a birthday gift in a large basket that you put on their front porch.
Delivery Service All Day
Line up an entire day of birthday surprises to have delivered to their door. Plan out the delivery services such as breakfast delivery, flower delivery, Amazon gift delivery, dinner delivery, and don’t forget the Birthday Cake delivery.
Ask people to be part of a video clip to wish your special someone a Happy Birthday. You could even make a photo slide show to music and send it to them.
Give them a unique experience they have never done before!
I would dare to say that most people have never experienced releasing Chinese Sky Lanterns. A sky lantern works like a hot air balloon. The candle flame below the shell warms up the air inside it, causing the lantern to float up and stay airborne until the candle is extinguished. You can purchase biodegradable ones to be Eco-conscious.
Let Sew Meaningful Make Them A Treasured Keepsake
Sew Meaningful helps you create a unique gift for others that speaks to them personally. Our birthday quilts and blankets are personalized with the words that you want to say to your gift recipient. The process is as easy as 1,2,3. They are perfect for milestone birthdays, make a treasured keepsake, and are perfect for a group gift. If you want to learn how my Father In Laws’ birthday sparked my idea for Sew Meaningful you can read about it here: www.sewmeaningful.us/pages/my-story. After all, meaningful words, make unforgettable gifts. To see our birthday collection visit here: www.sewmeaningful.us/collections/medium-size-quilts/products/personalized-quilt-for-birthday-medium-size
However, you choose to honor that special someone's birthday, it is completely possible to make their day special amid a pandemic. You can make your gift stand out, be original, and yet thoughtful. After we say goodbye to COVID 19 we can celebrate with our friends and family in person. Until then, do not let those special occasions slip by. I am quite sure that most people would agree.... we will never take those special moments for granted again!