Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Birthdays.......FMS14



My daughter and I share the same birthday week - the week before Christmas!   Between upstate NY winter weather and the holiday rush it hasn't always been easy to pull off two family gatherings before Christmas - but we manage!  Now you may be thinking that since my daughter is all grown up and I am oh so old that we really should just combine our birthday parties.  Seriously?  We only get one birthday a year and we are both determined to celebrate it on the exact day we were born!  That has led to some creative ways to celebrate and get people together!  So again this year we will gather on the 14th and the 20th and then again for Christmas on the 24th and the 25th.  Interesting that our family never celebrates New Year's together..........wonder why.............


                       



20 comments:

Lisa said...

Lovely card Linda, I love those bright colors!

Happy early birthday to you and your daughter! We are also busy this time of yr with birthdays...my youngest was Nov.20, my daughter turned 16 Dec.4, mother-in-law is Dec.14, then Christmas and hubbys birthday Dec.27 and our oldest will be 18 Jan.7th. We make each event special like you guys, everyone deserves their own special day to celebrate :0)

Arlene said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! This is a lovely card...great colors.

Auntie Em said...

Your bright and cheerful card is a great one to stand out among all the Christmas decorations. My son has his on the 29th and we always made sure his day wasn't just leftover Christmas decorations and wrapping. Not always easy!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, happy almost birthday to you AND your daughter, Linda!

I don't blame you for laying claim to each of your birthdays. You don't want to feel gypped!

I like this 'present' you created with a half a punch on top for a bow. So clever!

Rita said...

I got my first Merry Birthday card yesterday. Sigh. Us poor December babies. This is a very fun cheerful card, Linda, and a perfect break from Christmas.

Library Barb said...

A Memorial Day birthday isn't any better cause no one is home, they all take off for the first camping trip of the year! LOL.

What I also love about Linda's card, for those of us that are not December babies, is that by simply changing the message this can be a holiday card. I mean, who doesn't like candy in their stocking! :)

Lesley said...

My sister's birthday is today! Happy early birthday to you and your daughter!! Love your cool card, that twine looks great!
Hugs,
LC

Edna M said...

It's soooo cute and bright! The bakers twine makes me think of the striped birthday candles too, I love it. I am so happy I found your blog, what a treasure hunt!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda Love your cheery Birthday card and I think it's grand that you each have (and deserve) you own special day!
I have a friend who's birthday is on Christmas! OMG.. that would stink!
Happy Birthday wishes to you both & Have fun celelbrating! Hugs

Lauri Ingram said...

You are too funny...and kudos to being sure you get your own birthday celebration! Love how you made the sentiment into a package!

Christy Q said...

Love this Linda! The colors are so fantastic and perfect for a birthday card! The bow is such a great touch and clever! Happy early birthday to you and your daughter!

Jen said...

Happy birthday to you and your daughter Linda! I love your card with the rounded layers. So bright and cheery! (I'm watching the weather as I write this and I think it might be snowing where you are so you might need all that cheeriness)!

Ann Schach said...

So fun and cheerful, Linda! Happy early birthday!

Tui Nathan said...

Happy Birthday Linda to you and your daughter .... and the perfect birthday for the occassion ... love the bright happy colours and I love what you did with the button and twine ... super!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I saw this over at FMS and loved it right away!!! Hmmm....a birthday coming up, eh? We have lots of Dec birthdays, too!

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda, I absolutely love this. It is so bright and cheery. The paper and the baker's twine is such a great combination. Just fabulous!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so bright and cheerful and I love all the candies on the DP.

Anonymous said...

April is like that for our family. My mom's is the first, my brother's is the fourth, my husband's is the fifth and mine is the 18th. My husband and I have combined ours the last few years just to make it a little easier and because we were given a joint gift a few times...plants for landscaping, for example. But generally everyone gets their own day. It has been a little tricky since we don't celebrate the nieces' and nephews' birthdays together. My son and my nephew were born the same day.

Cindy Hall said...

I love this bright and cheery birthday card! I especially love how you did the twine and the button. Very cool! TFS!

Dawn Braun said...

loving that sweet candy DP and your corner rounding on a few of your squares, you inspired me to do the same! Happy early Birthday, hope it's colorful and grand just like your card!