Let's Talk About Birthdays

Let’s talk about November birthdays

Nippy November is a golden phizzwizard of a birthday month. November birthdays sneak in just when everyone’s gearing up for the winter holidays – but no one’s yet suffering eggnog burnout. The chill in the air still feels novel, and everyone’s showing off their snazziest scarves. So November babies have…

Let’s talk about October birthdays

Spooky-ooky October! What a great month to have a birthday. It’s the time of year when the temperatures have truly dropped at last, and everyone’s winter things are still fresh from the closet. Deciduous trees are in full rainbow splendor, too. October pea coats have everyone and their mother looking…

Let’s talk about September birthdays

The summer’s been sweet, but it’s coming to a close. We’ve coasted into SEPTEMBER on the back of a solar eclipse (oh, is no one talking about that anymore? My bad). And with September comes a beautiful collection of cusp-of-autumn birthdays. What does it mean to be born in September?…

When were birthdays invented?

Birthdays are like belly buttons: everyone’s got one. Most of us have celebrated our share of ‘em, too. But where does the idea of a birthday come from, anyway? When and where was the birthday invented? Are birthdays a modern celebration, or did Paleolithic people throw the ancient equivalent to…

Do you believe in birthdays?

Everyone’s got a birthday. It’s the one day out of the year that’s all about you. Whether you celebrate it with cake at home or with G&Ts on the town, it’s a day that’s different from the other 364. Have you ever stopped to consider how strange that is? Our…

Celebrating long-distance birthdays

Being far away from people you love is hard. Being far away when it’s someone’s birthday is even harder. How do you properly celebrate someone’s continued existence in this world when you’re too far away to give them a hug? Why are long-distance birthdays so hard? Long-distance relationships are difficult…

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