In our own United States culture, birthdays represent the day we were born, and that date is continually celebrated year after year.This date is considered to be a lucky and happy time, and is anticipated with cheer and excitement of the upcomming event.We usually celebrate this day with a birthday cake and candles. One candle for each day of our birth. The famous "happy birthday" song is usually sung and the lucky birthday boy or girl is told to make a wish and blow out the candles. We were told to make a wish and not to tell anyone or the wish would not come true. One major part of the birthday celebrations is the giving of gifts. These gifts were given with love and thoughtfullness.
All presents should be carefully thought out, and based apon who the recipient is. A good example is small toddlers. They should not be given small toys that could be put into their tiny mouths which could cause choking. Teen agers are a hard group to buy for so a good birthday gift idea
might be gift cards. They can go and purchase the specific items that they want.
We always welcome your comments and suggestions.