7 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday ...


It’s your birthday, and while you could celebrate the usual way (cake with co-workers at lunch, a mani/pedi with your best friend, then a dinner with your sweetie), aren’t you ready to try something new, something that will make your birthday memorable and special?

Here’s my list of seven unique ways to celebrate your birthday…2

1. Send Your Mother Flowers

Send Your Mother Flowers

Price: $105.00 at ftd.com

She’s really the reason you’re here, right?

Without those incredibly long ten months, all that morning sickness, and those grueling eighteen hours of hard labor, you wouldn’t be celebrating your birthday, so why not thank mom on your special day with flowers and a card?

And this bouquet is gorgeous…

2. Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree

Price: $45.00 at olivebarn.com

Planting a tree is a fantastic way to commemorate a birthday or any other special day, and this oak seedling (otherwise known as an acorn) comes ready to plant in a biodegradable pot.

The kit also includes soil, moss, and planting instructions.2

3. Sponsor a Day on Public Radio

Sponsor a Day on Public Radio

Price: $365 at michiganradio.org

I love public radio, especially my local NPR station, so each year, I sponsor one day for each of my daughters, on their birthdays.

For the sponsorship fee, the station makes a personalized announcement of my choosing six times the day I choose.

I wish someone would sponsor a day for me!

4. Record It

Record It

Price: $25.00 at storycorps.org

It’s the little bits and pieces that make up the stories of our lives, but so often, these bits go unrecorded.2

StoryCorps believes that everyone has a story to tell, and your birthday would be the perfect time to preserve your story.

Choose someone you know and love to join you, and visit a StoryCorps booth.

Your story will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, preserving your story, and your voice, for generations to come.

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