Can you read the title?  It’s says ‘I’m bringing birthdays back’ – which is a hashtag (a social media thing) started by Shannon West of our Stampin’ Up! home office.  Shannon was even interviewed on television, talking about her movement to bring back the wonderful practice of sending a real, snail-mail birthday card to someone, instead of the ubiquitous Facebook post.  You can read Shannon’s explanation HERE, in a blog post.

Don’t get me wrong; we all love to see those posts on our Facebook pages.  That general acknowledgement that ‘hey – they remembered my birthday!’ and wrote it out there for the world to see.  (actually, they didn’t remember – Facebook reminded them! 🙁 But that’s a different stamp set!)

But seriously – if all you got from your BFF, or significant other was a HBD on Facebook, you’d probably feel a bit slighted.  There’s nothing – I mean nothing – that can replace the joy of opening your mailbox and finding that smooth, glossy envelope, with your name handwritten on the front!  The anticipation of opening up the envelope, and pulling out a card that was – if not hand made, then at least hand selected, especially for you!

I shared this cartoon on my Facebook page (yes, I get the irony) last week, but I realize that not everyone (really – NOT everyone!) is on Facebook, so I wanted to share it with you here.

happy mail

See what I  mean?!  That happy face!!

Social media is all good and fine, but it does lack the personal touch.  Which brings us back to Shannon’s #imbringingbirthdaysback movement.

I’m joining the movement, and I want to send YOU a handmade, handstamped card – made just for you – from ME!  All you have to do is click the ‘Contact Deb’ button, which will start an email – my email address is – give me your name, address and birth date (no year required!), and I will do my utmost best to get your birthday card to you, on your birthday!

You don’t have to live in Canada (which is where I am); international mail is fun, too!

And if you want to join in on the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement, Stampin’ Up! has taken Shannon’s pledge to  heart, and create THIS stamp!

#imbringingbirthdaysback stamp

Shannon just shared this picture today – and this stamp will be available after midnight, March 1st!  Here’s what she said:

If you think this looks like a pallet of#imbringingbirthdaysback stamps, you’re right!!! At MIDNIGHT tonight–March 1 (MT) you can buy the stamp (item 143573). It’s while supplies last…and supplies are very limited. If you want one, I’d be ready to place an order at midnight…that’s what I’ll be doing!

Supplies are limited – so if you want to grab one of these trending – and trendy – stamps, you’d better be ready to place your order!  Better yet – shoot me a quick email NOW, and I’ll include your order with mine!  (I don’t know the exact price yet – as soon as I find out I’ll let you know.  Someone did mention a price of $12 U.S., but I’m not sure).

I’ll be on my computer, placing my order at midnight on March 1st – so I’ll order yours, too.  Again, send me an email at, and I’ll get you ‘hooked up’.  While you’re at it, include your name, address and birthday, and I’ll add you to my list for cards to send out 🙂

So help me out – help me #sendmorestampedcards, and we’ll all be #imbringingbirthdaysback ! 🙂

See you soon,

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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