As a Christian, I have two birthdays, the physical day that I was born, in May of 1967 and the spiritual one, in June of 1980. The first one, I have no memories of, but the second one changed my life and I have lots of memories of that day.
I love celebrating birthdays. I love to bake cakes, give cards and gifts, and I love to sing happy birthday.
Interesting fact about the Happy Birthday song. It was written by two sisters, Mildred and Patty Hill. They wrote the song to be used as a goodmorning greeting song in a kindergarten classroom.
Growing up, there were two birthday parties that stand out in my memory. One was when I was in 3rd grade. My mom threw me a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party. To end the party she had created a treasure hunt. I thought that was so much fun.She put so much effort into that treasure hunt. The "treasure"
of that day has been forgotten, but the love my mom put into that celebration has not.
The second one was a surprise party for my 18th birthday. My mom did such a good job of keeping it a secret, that my first thought, when I saw my friends on my door step at dinner time was "How nice for them to come wish me a happy birthday, but we were just sitting down to dinner." Then I realized they were there for dinner. As I have gotten older, a lot of my friends don't want to celebrate their birthdays because it reminds them that they are getting older. I don't really understand this way of thinking, because I see them as a celebration of life. The more you have the longer you live.
Birthdays are wonderful times to celebrate life, but you know what is even better? UNBIRTHDAYS. I love the Disney movie, Alice in Wonderland. I love it when they sing the UNBIRTHDAY SONG. The premise of that song is... why should we celebrate only one day a year... birthdays... when we could celebrate 364... unbirthdays?
Having said that...
This Sunday is SSiC's 3rd Birthday and we invite you to celebrate with us by way of a Birthday Blog Hop!!
Helen is our lovely challenge hostess. The challenge is to make a birthday card and is inspired by this
Scripture: John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Please be sure to read Helen's devotional on this Scripture on our challenge blog!
Our challenge sponsor is Verses, who is donating a $15 Gift Card to one random participant in our card challenge (please link your card in our Linky) and as always, we will pick 3 Shining Stars who's cards will be showcased the following Tuesday on our blog!
And now for the Blog Hop! We will pick 3 random winners who complete the hop and who leave a comment on all our DT's blogs! Hoppers do not have to make a card and enter our challenge, although we'd love it if they did!
Hoppers could win one of the following:
$20 GC to Daydream Designs,
3 Free digis from The Digi Garden,
and 3 digi sets from Carly's Cuties
Winners from the blog hop will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 11th along with our challenge winner and Shining Stars.
Here's the order... Happy Hoppin'!!
Then there is me!!!!
and end up at The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge blog.