Comments on: Celebrations: Birthday Traditions Part 1 http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:08:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: MADE YOU LINK | http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-438452 MADE YOU LINK | Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:20:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-438452 [...] for idea’s to make it special.  Gabrielle Blair has some lovely birthday tradition ideas.  Part 1 and Part [...]

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By: Clover http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-437908 Clover Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:53:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-437908 Brought a little tear to my eyes…telling kids their birth story…I just did that yesterday with my little enchanted one (9 months now) and it was again a great story to remember!

I totally agree with you: it’s the little things and gestures that make the biggest difference in our lives and make us feel special.

Thank you!

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-437890 This girl loves to talk Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:53:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-437890 I believe they are german. I got the idea from a waldorf inspired blog. I got my father to make me a very rustic one (circle of wood with holes drilled in it to hold candles) but there are very beautiful ones available to buy on the net

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By: Lisa | Happy By http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-437782 Lisa | Happy By Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:36:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-437782 I don’t like watching videos in general, but I am sooo glad I didn’t pass on this one, because it is so much fun and helpful. Your ideas rock because of being genuine and simple. And coming from a mother of 6 is is so inspiring to see live proof that you can make them all happy, and eventually tell yourself there is no excuse not to do something special every year.

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By: Juliene http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-437743 Juliene Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:28:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-437743 You are so wonderful!

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By: Emily G. http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-437741 Emily G. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:21:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-437741 When I married my husband a new birthday tradition became a part of my life. As part of our birthday dinner and candles and cake celebration we take time to go around the family youngest to oldest and share with the birthday person the qualities and things we like about them. Then to top it off the birthday person finishes the evening with what they like about themselves. It’s is wonderful. If we happen to give a birthday party for more than our little family I always leave out a pad of paper for guests to share their thoughts too. They all get collected and added to my children’s baby books each year.

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-437715 Anne Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:49:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-437715 I am VERY impatient, and I always hated waiting until the evening to open my presents, so when I was young, my mom started giving me an hour birthday. So, starting at 7am until 7pm I would have a present to open every hour. They were all small gifts, like cereal in the morning, lunchables at lunch time, some treats and then things like crayons and books. I STILL love it and have begged her several times to do it for me in my adult years. It never gets old!

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By: Kipin http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-436308 Kipin Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:15:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-436308 I would LOVE a Design mom TV show, truly!

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By: Shakila http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-435847 Shakila Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:35:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-435847 I didn’t realize my family had a birthday tradition until I saw your video. My mom is a notorious early bird and on the morning of our birthdays (there’s six kids) she would run into our room screaming “It’s your birthday!”, jump on our bed, and proceed to sing “Happy Birthday To Ya” (the Stevie Wonder version) while she danced around. It was not cool to be woken up at 5am, but her energy is infectious we always felt so loved. Now that most of us have moved away, we get an early morning phone call with the song and I’m pretty sure she still dances around.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-435445 Emily Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:35:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-435445 I love the tree planting idea! My mom always tries to call me at the hour/minute I was born in the afternoon. I love that she made me aware of what a poignant moment it is. A birth day is celebrated by everyone, but my birth-minute was always something I felt that she and I shared, especially.

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By: Weekend Pretties | All Sorts of Pretty http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-435182 Weekend Pretties | All Sorts of Pretty Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:33:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-435182 [...] love this idea of birthday traditions when Parker and I have a [...]

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By: Grace http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434586 Grace Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:42:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434586 I love it! I want to adopt breakfast in bed most certainly, but the tree idea is so adorable too. Reading through the comments, the different cakes for different members of the family is genius as well! I love traditions!

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By: tere http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434575 tere Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:45:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434575 we do the same! Plus they always get a book and love both things, it’s true they are grateful over that kind of surprises <3

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By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434510 Caryn Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:21:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434510 This is lovely. Thanks for the ideas. My first will be one in a few months (oh my!) and we are discussing what kind of traditions we want to have. Thankfully we have a couple practice years! :)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434508 Design Mom Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:14:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434508 Isn’t it fun to watch traditions develop. First, it’s just a little idea, then a few years later, the family can’t remember NOT having a birthday chair. Fantastic!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434507 Design Mom Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:13:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434507 I love you, too, Michelle!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434506 Design Mom Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:13:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434506 I’m going to go look up a candle ring. I don’t think I’ve heard of one before…

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434505 Design Mom Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:12:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434505 What is it about shaped pancakes? They taste so good!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434504 Design Mom Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:11:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434504 That’s brilliant, Laura. Reserving the cake for the birthday only makes it so special.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/01/celebrations-birthday-traditions-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-434503 Design Mom Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:10:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30212#comment-434503 Birth stories really are magical. Birth is just so completely miraculous in every possible way.

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