birthday card

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Birthday card from Elvis to Linda
Up for auction

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Elvis Presley Birthday Card Signed And Given To His Girlfriend Linda Thompson (circa early 1970s). The card showing an illustration of a butterfly to the front titled “For Someone Very Special”, with printed poem and dedication in blue ink in Elvis’ hand “I love you fatty / Sincerely / Gullion”. The card is accompanied by a blue envelope, addressed in blue ink “To Ariadne”. Card measures 6.5" x 9.5". COAs from Heritage Auctions and Linda Thompson In her COA Linda Thompson recalls “Elvis and I spoke to each other almost exclusively in baby talk. Elvis rarely called me by my given name, but much preferred to refer to me in funny, loving terms. I was very thin, so one of his favorite names to call me was "Fatty”! He also called me mommy, Ariadne, and many other terms of endearment. I called him Buntyn, Gullion, Butch, and other silly names. This rare inscription from Elvis to me on my birthday, demonstrates his adorable loving nature and wonderful sense of humor.“

@maruko365 さん、Happy Birthday !!💐🎁✨

maruko さん お誕生日おめでとうニャ!
バラの花 たくさん摘んできたニャ〜♪
おかぁが maruko さんはもう若くないっぽいよ
っていうから 今年はさりげなく〜の
しぶめにまとめてみたニャ
せっかくなんで代わりにケーキも食べておくニャ
いいお誕生日になりますよーに ゃ♪💖🥂🍾✨

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Four!!, Part 6
(Parts 1, 2, 345, and 7)

Mom’s birthday present for me turned out to be a bit disappointing because it was too big, but I got a much better and very exciting present:  Friends Tito, Nico, Joa, and their humom @anne-fine sent me the most amazing surprise birthday package!!

It is the most beautiful package I have ever seen, filled with so many wonderful goodies:  An adorable, festive birthday card; the cutest, happiest little turtle friends; and a beautiful lucky charm with the tastiest-looking beads!  My new turtle friends are super friendly and didn’t get at all upset when I tried to nom them (but Mom said I was very rude to do that).  Once I realized they were not noms, they took turns riding on my shell while I showed them around!  Then Mom put my tenpai friends in a place of honor where we can see them everyday, and hung our new lucky charm above my home so I won’t get sick again!

@anne-fine left no detail overlooked:  Even the box my presents came in was decorated with happy turtles!

Last but not least, the box was filled with the most delicious pink packing fluff!  I had so much fun digging in the pink stuff and tasting it!

Thank you so much, @anne-fine, for such a lovely surprise!!!  We absolutely love my presents, and we are so happy and excited whenever we look at them!  Thank you for being such wonderful friends!  ❤️❤️❤️🐢🐢🐢🐦

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Happy Belated Birthday !! @ayamebird 💖

少し遅れてしまったけど
@ayamebird さん、
お誕生日おめでとうございます💐✨

ayameさんには 庭でとれたサクランボを
贈りたいと思います。
庭を持つことが出来たら
サクランボの木も植えてみたい!
という念願叶って植えたサクランボです。

本当はサクランボの木って
違う種類を一緒に植えないと
実をつけてくれないみたいなんですよ。
でも これは1本でもOK という品種で
なんてお手軽♪ と、植えてみたはいいのですが
実がなってみると ま〜小さいのなんの。

普通のサクランボの大きさの
半分もないような感じで
こんなハズじゃなかった…と、
期待が大きかっただけに
思い描いていたサクランボの夢が
ガラガラとお音を立てて
崩れていく感じでした。

可愛いんですけどね、
こんなのきっとまともに食べられない…
無理をしてでも 2本植えの品種を
選んでいれば良かった…
と、本気で後悔。

ところが、この はんぱなく小さいサクランボ
恐る恐る口に運んでみると
なんと、物凄く甘い!
味はしっかりサクランボ!
あまりにも小さいから 美味しい訳がない
酸っぱい、もしくは中途半端な味
と、勝手に決めつけて
落ち込んでいた自分が恥ずかしい。

このサクランボたちは
見た目こそ 規格外だけど
小さいながらに しっかり成長して
いい味出してくれてました。

話は長くなりましたが
例えば 思い描いていた形とは違うことに
この先ぶち当たっても
当たり前だと思っていた普通のこと、は
色んな制約とか基準を乗り越えて
面倒くさいことと引き換えに成り立っている
普通の事、だったりするから
不可のない基準に惑わされて
必要以上に 憂うこともない
その時その時に置かれた状況で
生き生きとベストを尽くせる人
を、目指し
この1年は変化を楽しむ年にして下さい!
その流れで この先の人生も
ばっちりエンジョイして下さい🌟

(あーびっくり長くて失礼しました😝)

Please fire me. I work at a greeting card store and found myself in the receiving end of lots of yelling and an official complaint from a customer that could not deal with the fact that we didn’t have any “Happy Birthday Nana” cards.

We only had “Happy Birthday Grandma/Gran/Nan/Grandmother/Granny” and that was unacceptable.

Sorry, I rarely post anything these days, but I had to share this with the other Lego Batman Movie fans out there ! These are from an adorable birthday card that my awesome sister made for me, because she knows how much I loved the movie and especially these two.

I left the text out, but basically, it said, “Age doesn’t matter when you got something special ! Growing older is never fun, but it’s more about who you grow older with, and there’s something really great about knowing that some things will never change.” I mean, how sweet a gift is that ? ^_^