From texting to tweeting and emailing to blogging, so much information is communicated over the computer. If you're tech-savvy and want to save yourself a little cash, wishing someone a happy birthday in an email saves you the stamp, the generic card cost and gets your message there quicker. You don't have to settle for a premade electronic greeting; customize your birthday email and let the person know you're thinking about her on her special day.
The birthday person may feel that he's the most important thing about the day he was born, but when you send your birthday greeting, add a few other special events that occurred at the same time. The celebrant may appreciate knowing about celebrities, politicians and superstar athletes born on the same day, plus other "on this day in history" items that may or may not have been found in the text books. Use a website such as On This Day and History.com to look up the month and day (finding an actual month, day and birth year will severely limit the items you can add to your birthday email) and craft your email from there.
Convey the message that your birthday friend or family member is turning yet another year older by using the modern technology of email to send a very old style of greeting. Use a free online translator, such the the Old English Translator Old English to Modern English site, where you can type in words for your email and get the long-lost version. You'll have to do each word separately; for example, the site doesn't recognize "Happy Birthday" as an old English term, but the two words become "eadwela" and "gebryddaeg" separately (Eadwela Gebryddaeg!). With a little bit of time and effort, you can translate a short message for your email. Provide a link back to the site so the person can use the site's Old English to Modern English translator to get the gist of your message.
A birthday twin is considered someone who was born on the exact same date as the birthday celebrant. Search databases and let your friend know just who she shares a common day with, listing famous faces and celebrities sharing her special day. Include small facts about the stars or scan a photo of them into your computer along with a picture of the birthday friend, as if they are celebrating together.
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