In this guide, Hallmark writers offer birthday-message tips and inspiring examples. Just click on the appropriate category below to go straight to the birthday wishes you’re interested in, or you can read the whole guide and mix and match to create a custom message for your birthday person. And once you’ve settled on a message, don’t hesitate to spread those happy birthday vibes–you can send a personalized, handwritten birthday card today. Either way, we hope this little guide helps with the next birthday card you sign…and many more!
If the birthday cake is big in size, then decorate the whole cake like a village landscape, with the small cottages and rivulets flowing around. Decorate the cottages, fields, trees and rivulets with different colored cream and see the cake have a life of its own. If done properly these specially decorated birthday cake will look real and your child will not even agree to cut the cake. Even your guests will remember these cakes always.
The market for Christmas collectibles is actually on the rise, according to Terry Kovel, co-author of the Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. "All of the holidays have gotten more popular in collecting," she tells GoodHousekeeping.com. "And the most popular one obviously is Christmas." Vintage cards in good condition can fetch about $10 to $50 apiece, she says, but particularly valuable ones can shoot up into the three- or even four-figure range.

Find the perfect birthday card for her & choose from beautiful personalised ideas, as well as standard cards you can find on the high street. We have literally thousands of designs ideal for all ages and tastes, guaranteed to make your card take centre stage. Choose to send your card directly to the recipient through 1st class post or have it delivered back to you with an extra envelope.
There’s just something about a paper greeting card that never loses its charm for some of us. We like to hold the greeting in our hands, feel the crisp paper, run our fingers over the words and pictures as if we were trying to absorb the essence of the message. Most of all we like to see the handwritten notes and the signatures of our loved ones. While ecards may be viewed instantly and forgotten over time, printed cards can be saved, cherished and shared for years. Although ecards have replaced printed cards in many instances as the more convenient, inexpensive and quick mode of wishing one another, printed cards still retain that special quality that electronic messages cannot convey effectively.
All 341 cards in this auction are pictured. Please look at all the images closely, as they serve as part of the description. There is great variety here. So many, many beautiful cards from the 1940’s into the early 1960’s. I think there are five duplicates. Condition on all the cards is really quite good, with a few having some light fixing from storage and some with light creasing. All are used.
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