Today’s 50 year old normally lives an active and healthy lifestyle, and is still able to participate and enjoy many of the same activities as someone who is 30 or 40. The difference is that they are no longer caring for families and are typically more financially secure than they were a decade earlier.
Giving is truly an essential part of humanity. However, doing it in someone else’s honor – especially if that someone doesn’t share the same philanthropist spirit, may not be the greatest gift idea.
Being born in December can stink for a lot of reasons – especially for children. For one thing, the closer the birthday falls near Christmas, the more the birthday is overshadowed by the holidays.
We all have that friend. Every time there is a special event, she shows up with some incredibly delectable and fancy cake or cupcake tray that makes your hum drum out of the box birthday cake look like it was prepared by toddlers.
Today’s version of a birthday party is not cheap. There is a multi-million dollar party business designed around parents and children who want to make the annual commemoration of birth a special EVENT, for their children.
When you were a kid, you were excited to just get invited to a birthday party. Your parents probably allotted you a $5 or $10 budget to purchase your friend a gift, which meant YOU, had to scale back on something you wanted or needed that week.
The half-full cup of turning 40 looks something like this. You are finally done with reliving and rehashing all of those ridiculous mistakes that you made when you were younger.
Traditionally speaking, gifts for your fifth anniversary include something made of tin or aluminum. Sorry folks, but this DOES NOT mean that a case of your favorite beer is a suitable gift.
It’s interesting that in countries like the United States celebrating adult birthdays is not heralded as morally correct or appropriate. Adults are relinquished to having dinner with friends, perhaps going out to a movie with their spouse and without the children and rarely expect or ask for presents.
No child wants to return to school after their own birthday party and be the butt of the jokes by relentless middle or high school peers. This means that you…mom and dad…need to plan the party, provide the party favors and then slink quietly back to your bedroom while the party goes on.
While some do not believe in the Zodiac chart’s authenticity, many cannot deny that the uncanny elements of their personality are captured brilliantly by their sign – while others argue that anything can be twisted to “fit” if you really look hard enough or offer enough options to make it so.
If you have a friend of family member who is getting married soon, read on to find a few verses written by professional greeting card writers along with perfect favorite quotes and verses for making that card extra, extra special.
Retirement is a huge milestone in life. Gone are the days of keeping your nose to the grindstone, waking up early, and living amongst millions in the rate race of life. Retirement is what many people spend the majority of their life planning. Then one day, just like that it’s here.
For those of you that are married, the answer to this question is a no-brainer. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate wedding anniversaries – the most important being that if you don’t, you are likely to NOT remain married for long.
Valentines Day is one of the most ‘under rated’ holidays. Regardless of whether you are lusting after someone, in a new relationship, committed or married – you should definitely not ignore this day to recognize how you feel about someone special.
For many people today, the 5th wedding anniversary comes only after five years together pre-marriage, meaning that you have no doubt endured almost a decade of getting to know each other.
While many husbands will say they don’t want anything for their birthday – across the board, each on the survey stated that they wanted to spend time with family.
The first year of life is amazing, and it should definitely be celebrated with a special event when they finally move from the zero spot to securing their first birthday.
As for the cake! Get two! Wasteful? Perhaps. But children deserve a cake on their birthday. This birthday cake should have their name on it.
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