Statistics show that more people are born in August than any other month. So chances are you know some August babies celebrating big days. That’s why we’re sharing ten cheap ways to make someone’s birthday more special.
Personalized Phone Call Greeting - Forget to send a birthday card? Don’t worry. Set up a personalized birthday phone call instead. Just head to birthdaydialer.com. Plug in some key details like names and choose from a bunch of greeting styles. The birthday boy or girl will get a fun phone call at some point throughout the day.
Fresh-Baked Treats - It doesn’t have to be a fancy five-layer cake, but a handmade birthday treat will go a long way towards making their birthday more special. Use a mix if you have to, but personalize it with some colored frosting and a sweet message.
JibJab Card - Don’t just fill their inbox with boring e-cards. Head to JibJab instead and incorporate photos to create a personalized birthday greeting that will fill their special day with some laughs.
Radio Dedication - Call into a local radio station and dedicate a song to the birthday guy or gal. Ask the DJ to give them a special shout out on their special day.
Decorated Car Windows - Pick up a couple bottles of window paint. They’re about $2 each at CenturyNovelty.com. Write some birthday wishes on your loved one’s car windows to help make the day more memorable.
Candy Surprise - Find out the birthday girl or boy’s favorite type of candy. Stock up on it and leave the treats hidden in various places where they’re sure to discover them. Need some ideas? Try stashing them inside lunch bags, car cup holders, and desk drawers.
Photo Slide Show - Use a free service like Photosnack or Slideroll to create a professional looking slide show starring photos of the person celebrating their birthday. Be sure to include plenty of shots from past birthday bashes.
Custom Photo Book - Looking for another way to use fun photos for a birthday surprise? Through the month of August you can create a free large hardcover photo book from Picaboo, a $39.99 value. First-time customers get 20 pages free, but you will have to pay for shipping.
Free Website - These days there are websites for everything—including birthdays! Create a free website using Webs.com. Use it to collect birthday greetings, announce party plans and just be an online party for the birthday boy or girl.
Loving Lists - Everyone loves knowing what other people love about them. Use the person’s age as a jumping off point for creating lists of things you adore about the birthday guy or gal. Ask their close friends and family members to make their own loving lists that include one accolade for every year of their life.
By Alison Storm
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