What’s Better Than Facebook?

Facebook has revolutionized birthdays. In fact, there are not many things better than getting hundreds of Happy Birthday messages from people near and far- from your best friends to your “friends” that you haven’t seen in 20 years.

Personally, I’m trying to step up my game with each Facebook birthday reminder because as much as I like the blanket HB2U, a Paperless Post card would be a little better.

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{Kate Spade for Paperless Post}

What is better than Facebook and better than Paperless Post? Good old fashion snail mail. Who doesn’t like getting a letter with their address written in ink and not peeking through a glassine window demanding some form of payment?!

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And even better than all of the above?! A care package.

For heavens sake, I’m not saying these ideas are for the people that you knew when you wore braces and haven’t seen since- the standard Facebook will do just fine for them.

Send that little package of joy and love to someone you really care about. You will absolutely make their day and an added bonus- it will make your day too!

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Happy 8th Birthday!

I tucked my son in last night telling him the story of what I was doing at that time 8 years ago. Calling my mom to have her get on a plane, calling the doctor and hoping he would tell me it was time to go to the hospital, quietly cursing the lamaze instructor, etc.

Then he woke up to this…

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A little visual reminder of all of his past birthdays.

And donuts in the shape of an 8.

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And 8 balloons.

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