Friday, December 24, 2010

Birthdays

Someone is having a birthday today. Wonder who it could be?





Yes, I do get gypped.
  • Birthday presents are wrapped in Christmas paper.

  • "Go, grab one gift from under the tree for your birthday" my mother always said.

  • The one that pissed me off the most was the Birthday-Christmas card all-in-one. If looks could kill. Not my best game face moment.

Do you get the point that I don't like my birthday? I wish I could go back in time and change it, but if I could do that I would be one rich man. I'm not looking for pity. I just want you to know what a Christmas eve baby has to put up with.

I do love having birthdays and getting presents I'm not that much of a scrooge.

The best birthday I ever had was last year, for my birthday I got a car charger. The best part was, it was in July and it was in Birthday paper. Yes, I almost fainted right there on the spot. The card read " I know how much you hate your Birthday, so I thought I might make this one a little special for you." It's the little things in life that we always seems to remember and touch us the most. Yes, a tear may have welled up in my eye.

In honor of my Birthday I've decided in lieu of you giving me gifts, I'm going to give one lucky reader a Fandango layer cake by Kate Spain for Moda.


Leave a comment on this post to enter for a chance to win the Fandango layer cake. Only one entry per person, please. All duplicate entries will be deleted.

I will draw one winner using the Random Number Generator on Thursday, December 30th, 2010!

You have till midnight CST tonight to meet Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabric and get entered to win a FQ bundle of Modern Affair with some Nature Elements blenders. Check out the post here for a chance to win.

Until next time,

162 comments:

  1. I understand the feeling...I have a daughter with a birthday close to Christmas and have to be very careful to not combine the two celebrations with her as well. We started the tradition when she was still young of celebrating a 'kids' day 1/2 birthday, six months prior as a means to give her some additional recognition. Spoiled her, didn't we? At any rate,, really like the Fandango layer cake, and appreciate the opportunity to win it.
    Elaine .... oconnell.e@verizon.net

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  2. Happy birthday!! My husband's birthday is December 22nd, so he likely knows how you feel:)

    Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  3. Happy happy birthday Charlie. You are one of my dearest and fav inspirations- Looking forward to see how you expand my quilting boundaries in 2011

    my fondest regards to you and yours this holiday

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  4. Congratulations from someone else who understands ;-) We have one at home with their birthday on the 25th... But... still wish you a very nice day and would love to join your give away

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  5. Oh its lovely! I'll trade you, you can have a September birthday and I'll take Christmas Eve! Not really. Maybe you be surprised with Birthday wrapping paper next year!

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  6. Happy Birthday, I have twin daughters whose birthdays are the 27th and every year since they were born the Christmas tree gets put away on the 26th so as they can celebrate their birthdays and no close family member has ever combined xmas/birthday present. The only problem was when they turned 21 all their friends were going to be away so i had their birthday beginning of November, so they got to celebrate twice. Please enjoy your birthday and then enjoy Christmas.

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  7. Around here Birthdays are national holidays...so I proclaim today to be CHARLIE DAY...and in your honor everyone shall run around like crazy madmen, trying to get way too much done in too little time..May you have a wonderful Birthday and do something just for you!

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  8. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and then, Merry Christmas :)

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  9. Happy Birthday!

    Would love the fandango. I have some waiting for holidays to be over. Maybe by my birthday in late January, I can do something with it!

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  10. Happy Birthday. I hope that you have a wonderful day today.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Charlie! Three members of my family have birthdays in December and we always, always make as big of a deal about those birthdays as we do the ones in July. None of the combining with Christmas for them.

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  12. Oh, Charlie! I can so relate. My birthday is early in Dec, but I got the same results. My brothers all got birthday parties and birthday gifts on their special day (even the one with with the Nov 27th birthday). I did usually get a birthday cake, but presents were always 'this is your Christmas present, too'. Doesn't make for happy childhood memories. Good thing I grew up and realized that giving is better than receiving! Today, just having someone say Happy Birthday is enough. So Happy Birthday, Charlie!!

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  13. Happy Birthday to you. That stinks that you had to share your birthday with Christmas. I hope this one is filled with love and happiness :)

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  14. Happy Birthday, Charlie!!! I completely understand your problem - our granddaughter's birthday is Dec. 16th, so we work hard not to combine the two holidays for her. My daughter's birthday is Feb. 29th - Leap Year Day - so I always used to tell her that on the years where she didn't have an actual "birthday", she could celebrate any day she wanted - just pick a date! So we've had parties in the summer, too - but most often she couldn't wait that long! Have a wonderful wonderful day - and pick me for that Fandango please!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday! A couple of people I know with birthdays on or near Christmas have a "half-birthday" every year in July. They have a party and everything. I think you should institute this as your new birthday policy.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Charlie. I think I know how you feel about your birthday. My mom's birthday was on Christmas Day. My dad and I were always careful to give her separate gifts and tried hard to find a card that was just a birthday card. She was always appreciative of what we did. I never thought of giving her a birthday in the summer; that would have been something unique and she probably would have loved it. Sounds like the summer birthday is the way to go for you.

    Hope you have a great day and you do what you want to today.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Happy Birthday! My son's b-day is the 19th and we try very hard to separate his b-day from Christmas. He gets presents in b-day wrapping paper and a cake and all the birthday fun (check out my latest blog entry for pix) with no mention of Christmas. As he gets older we might have to do his party in the summer since his little friends might be traveling on his b-day. I also have a high school friend whose b-day is today and he always felt cheated, too.

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  18. Happy Birthday to you. Put up some party balloons today in your favorite color and don't forget to get a cake. :)

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  19. I am sure everyone with birthday's this time of the year can totally relate. I was lucky in that mine doesn't come til the early part of January and then I had twins who tired to come early but finally waited till mid-January. I'm not sure which is worse, birthdays on Christmas or Christmas Eve or never having your own birthday as it is with twins.
    Happy Birthday! Enjoy YOUR day.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  20. happy birthday to you!! that was a very sweet gesture for your birthday last year! i'm not particularly fond of my birthday either, mostly because it's in the middle of the winter, and i kind of stopped really celebrating after i turned 22 a few years ago. but you should do something for yourself, get some birthday decorations for the house!

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  21. Happy birthday, Charlie! May you have another prosperous and gifted year...

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  22. Happy Birthday Charlie! Perhaps you should continue to have a summer 'Official' birthday, if it's good enough for the queen ..... just sayin! Great fiveaway, have I told you how much I love Fandango!

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  23. Happy Birthday Charlie. Love the layer cake.

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  24. Happy Birthday! Sorry your birthday is so close to Christmas. But, hope you have a great one today!

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  25. Happy Birthday!! A friend of mine has her birthday on boxing day.. so I know what you mean! We decided a while ago to have another celebration on her 'half' birthdays in summer. An idea? In the meantime, hope both your birthday and christmas are great!

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  26. Happy Birthday. Hope you get a chance to enjoy your day. Thanks for offering this great giveaway.

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  27. Happy Birthday! Id love to celebrate with that layer cake!

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  28. Let me try this again. My comment just "disappeared."

    Happy Birthday! Hope that you have the VERY BEST day! Have you thought about celebrating "half-birthdays"? June 24th instead of Dec. 24th. My cousin does that with her children with December birthdays. Take care!

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  29. Hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are. My 2 daughters and myself have birthday's within 2 weeks of Christmas. All capricorn girls. Good luck everyone

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  30. Happy Birthday! If you had hung on a bit longer to be born you could have a February birthday like me. I get all the after Christmas sale specials! Have a wonderful day.

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  31. Happy Birthday! I have a friend who is having a birthday today also. Merry Christmas tomorrow.

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  32. Wow that does suck! I think you should set up a specific day.. 1/2 way thru the year for a Very, Merry UN-Birthday Party, and go full tilt on the thing.. Cake, Decorations,invitations, the whole thing.. Drink hearty.. (soda of course), It would be soooooo fun! But happy birthday anyhow :)

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  33. I always wondered what my aunt and uncle did for my cousin (the youngest of three) who was born on Christmas day. Both my girls are summer birthdays, but good to keep in mind in case I have another....closer to Christmas.

    And Happy Birthday today!

    Merry Christmas Tomorrow!

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  34. Happy birthday Charlie! Hope your day is spent doing whatever YOU want! My nephew's birthday was Tuesday so I know what you mean about the presents. One year my SIL had a 1/2 year birthday for him in June at the Zoo. It was so much fun! That was his favorite birthday if you ask him!
    Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.
    Hugs,
    Sandy A

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  35. Oh, poor you! I agree with Mommarock, you definitely NEED a half year birthday. I hope you have a Happy Birthday today, and get to spend it with those you love.
    Thanks for the the wonderful gift you are giving. You'll make someone very very happy!

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  36. Happy Birthday, Charlie! My husband gets gypped too, as his is the day after Christmas. Anyway, I hope you have a good day. Happy holidays too!

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  37. Happy Birthday Charlie. You've earned a half-year birthday celebration! Enjoy your day and the Holidays.

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  38. We have 4 birthdays in December...the 6th is my sister's which isn't too bad, the 14th is my granddaughters which is close, but ok...but my grandson's is today also. Dec 24th, Christmas Eve..I just called and sang him Happy Birthday!! He is such a joy.. He is 8 this year and loves to hear me sing to him... I always give him his gift early as I feel it gets lost in the Christmas shuffle.. I ALWAYS wrap in birthday wrap...and no green or red ever!!
    Our second daughter's birthday is the 27th and we always had a sleep-over for her birthday...with the kids out of school the parents were happy to unload them for a night.LOL
    I must confess to "sometimes" pulling out a christmas present and rewrapping it in birthday paper for her...but I think I only did that twice... We always had a birthday cake...

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  39. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday today and a wonderful Christmas, as well.

    Debbie

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  40. Happy Birthday to you!! Merry Christmas!

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  41. Happy Birthday! I've always felt sorry for December babies, but a Christmas Eve baby, I can imagine. The bright side, your name could have been Noel. Enjoy your day.

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  42. Happy birthday! Take some time to do something just for you today!

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  43. Well, here ya go.
    I am writing to let you know that I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL about the forever-present: here's your Christmas and birthday gift all in one,
    My birthday falls five days after Christmas.
    What five day after !-!-! Oh, my, that's the very day you are going to pick this winner.
    Happy Birthday !
    Hugs

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  44. Happy Birthday! As one December baby to another, I know how you feel.

    My niece's birthday is also in December, two days before Christmas. They celebrate a half-birthday for her in June where they invite all her friends, whereas the one in Dec. is family. Anyway, hope yours is great! :o)

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  45. Happy birthday!! I hope you get some gifts in non-Christmas wrap. ;)

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  46. Happy Birthday Charlie. I think all December Children get short-changed but the closer you get to Christmas, the harder it gets, especially for families on a budget. HOw special that someone gave you a special birthday celebration in the middle of the year.

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  47. Happy Birthday!

    Lewis Carroll had the right idea, maybe you don't want to celebrate celebrate your un-birthday everyday but once every year in July......

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  48. Happy Birthday! My son's birthday is the 21st, and I figure the best benefit for him is he's never had to go to school on his birthday. Mine was often on the first day of school. (I don't need the layer cake, in the off chance I win. I just wanted to say happy birthday!)

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  49. Happy Birthday. I think you should celebrate half birthdays! Kathie L in Allentown

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  50. Well, Happy Birthday! I just finished emailing a digi birthday card to my friend and actually thought about wishing her a Merry Christmas too, and then thought better of it. After reading your post I am glad I didn't.
    I hope your birthday is truly a special birthday!

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  51. Happy birthday! I know it isn't as bad, but I kind of understand how you feel, my birthday is the day before Valentine's Day, and I always get the combo presents too.

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  52. Hau'oli La Hanau from Hawaii!

    My son is on the 27th and my sister in law on the 29th. I've heard lots about how they get shafted. But it's a nice time to be born!

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  53. Happy Birthday! My husband's birthday was last week - he always said his birthday's stunk too - LOL! Fandango is awesome - thank you!

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  54. Happy Birthday! I have a cousin whos birthday is today and another cousin whos birthday is the 26th. So there share your feeling. My Birthday always was during Lent and when I took birthday treats no one would eat it cos it was Lent. I hated that too.

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  55. Happy Birthday Charlie. I think you should pick a date to celebrate your half birthday day. But I also have this theory about celebrating birthday windows. Think of it this way, if a toddler gets to spend the day celebrating their lst birthday and a 100 year old person gets to take a year to celebrate their birthday, you are certainly deserving a couple of months to celebrate your birthday window. Thus, realize it is ok to let people know you are celebrating your birthday "window" for whatever period of time you feel appropriate.



    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  56. Wow Charlie, that is a really nice present you are giving to one of us! Happy Birthday to you. My kid's were both born the first week of January, so they (and I) feel your pain. Everyone's rather pre-occupied or party-pooped by that point. Maybe you could convince the church choir to sneak in the happy birthday song inbetween Christmas eve hymns? Hope you have a lovely day.

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  57. I know exactly how you feel! My birthday is Nov. 25th and always falls around Thanksgiving, so I get no special birthday celebration, it's always celebrated when we have Thanksgiving...it gets old, but I just grin and bear it. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  58. Oh Charlie! You're not alone! My b'day was on the 10th, my sons on the 14th and my BIL was on the 21st! All 3 of us always sit together and share our Birth'Chirst'Day'Mas storie!
    Happy Birhtday to you! I hope you have a wonderful night :)
    Happy Holidays too! margie

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  59. My birthday is on the 16th...my sister is not quite a year younger...hers is on the 5th. I use to get my gift on HER birthday!!!
    Our anniversary is on the 29th...so my poor husband really has to think hard when it comes to gifts.

    Happy Birthday!!

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  60. Happy Birthday! My DHs birthday is today so we celebrated yesterday to try and keep it kind of separate.

    Thanks!

    Billie

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  61. Happy Birthday. My older sister knows just how you feel. Her birthday is the 22nd. I made sure to wrap her present in bright colorful stripes this year-no green or red to be found. But growing up we used to celebrate our half birthdays (my real one was november) in the summer so we could have swim parties. We got around that whole winter cold thing.

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  62. Happy Birthday!!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy birthday. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. One of my former neighbor had a son who was born on Christmas Eve. They always celebrated his birthday on June 24th so he'd have a celebration that was separate from the holiday. I always thought that was very neat.

    I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway! I do hope that there is a point in time where the day is just about YOU!

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  64. Happy Birthday, Charlie! My youngest was due to be born on Christmas Day. I was glad she'd be a scheduled c-section so we could have her at least a week before that day. She ended up coming a month ahead! So, now she celebrates her birthday every year on or around Thanksgiving. Fortunately she's still a toddler, so she thinks all of the turkey and dressing are part of her party.

    I hope you have a great birthday that many people make special separate from Christmas!

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  65. Happy Birthday Charlie ..... how generous of you to be giving gifts for your celebration.

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  66. Happy Birthday !! I understand what you are saying about your Birthday - I've got a December birthday too!! Love your giveaway-keeping my fingers crossed.

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  67. Wishing you many more happy & successful years!

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  68. Hope your birthday was a happy one -- good wishes for many more!

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  69. Happy birthday! How unfair that you'd get so gypped. I found your blog through Fat Quarterly (thanks for the pattern!) and when I came over here I saw you had a giveaway as well. Thanks for the chance!

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  70. Feelin your birthday pain, Charlie...as my b-day is the 28th.

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  71. I don't know what happened to my first post so here is another one. What I originally said was that I like giving away gifts on my birthday, also and I wished you a very merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday. Thanks to you and Ryan for the quilt pattern over on Fat Quarterly. It may be the last quilt for 2010 that I make, if I can get it done in time.

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  72. I know how you feel - I have an early January birthday and everyone forgets. Hope it was happy!!

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  73. Happy Birthday Charlie! It's very nice of you to give one of your readers a present on your birthday. My hubby has an early January birthday and he whines too, even though he always gets birthday presents in bday paper. I like that I can get them all on sale.

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  74. what a fabulous giveaway!!! doesn't having your b-day the day before christmas mean you get double the presents?? i'm just thinking out loud here.... :)

    happy birthday!

    bess :)

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  75. Happy Birthday :) My friend is a boxing day birthday baby so same idea... it's hard...

    Thanks for the chance!

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(com)

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  76. I tried to comment yesterday, but my comment got lost. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! My Bday is 2 weeks after Christmas, so I can relate a little. I always heard "but didn't you get everything you wanted for Christmas". My answer was always no! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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  77. Hope you had a Happy Birthday yesterday & a Merry Christmas today. I think you should just pick a different day for your birthday & just tell everyone what it is! Great fabric. Hope I win!

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  78. Happy Birthday! Just discovered your blog. Look forward to reading more.

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  79. Happy Birthday
    and Merry Christmas
    ENJOY

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  80. Happy Birthday Charlie. Oh that is a sucky time to have a birthday!! But just think, at least it's not Christmas Day...that would be a thousand times worse.

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  81. A very happy belated birthday wishes. Also the very best for christmas - thank you for sharing.

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  82. Happy B-Day and Merry Christmas, Charlie! You are so generous--I love fandango. Thank you for the great new quick quilt pattern.

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  83. one of my best friends throws herself a "fake" birthday party every year in november because she deals with the same issue you do. although, she doesn't tell people it's her fake birthday, only the closest of us to her know.

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  84. Happy Birthday! I remember hating having a summer birthday as a kid, because I didn't get a day to celebrate at school. Everyone else got to celebrate on their birthday's and bring treats to class. I got lumped in the week of "summer birthday's" and it wasn't nearly as cool.
    Either way, enjoy your day!

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  85. Happy Birthday! I once had 3 co-workers who all had birthdays on Christmas Day and experienced a similar situation. My birthday is around Halloween so most of my cakes were halloween-y with witches, black cats, and such. I do not like that either. Here's wishing you a very merry New Year's. Thank you for this giveaway as a Fandango layer cake will help chase the blues away.

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  86. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and a safe and happy Christmas. :)

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  87. Most of mine are 4th of July type cakes. Wouldn't you love to just have one that was no theme at all?

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  88. I would love the chance to win that layer cake!

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  89. My poor little boy had his first birthday Dec 23rd. My husband and I agreed that for his entire life we will hold it at least a week early for parties and such. And he will always get something special on his birthday. And, yes, it was birthday paper even though he's too young to care.

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  90. What a sweet gesture, Charlie! I love this line. I have a charm pack I'm saving for who knows what. :)

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  91. Happy Birthday!! I just want to say...."You are not alone!" Today is my birthday also. I love telling these exact stories to my friends and family. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!

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  92. Happy Birthday!I don't want to swap birthdays but your stories did make me smile!!
    Thank you for the giveaway

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  93. You poor thing, I know what it is like to have a birthday in December,I have a grandchild who is Dec 22nd.. and my best friend is December 25th Hope you had a wonderful birthday

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  94. Happy Birthday! I would love to win, as the fabric is gorgeous!
    Micki

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  95. I'm so sorry that your birthday is not as special as it should be. I think everyone deserves to be celebrated on their special day. I hope someone will made it special for you again this year.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!=)

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  96. Thank you so much for thinking of others on your birthday! I hope you were able to make your day special :) I enjoy your work and following along on your blog, facebook and twitter LOL ... really not stalking! :) Happy happy!

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  97. OY. That sucks to have your Birthday on Christmas or even in the same month! I'm born within the week of Valentine's day and always get a Valen-Birthday gift for mine.....lol But Happy Birthday anyways! And thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  98. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING FABRICS!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  99. Happy birthday! Thank you for letting us help you celebrate!!

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  100. Happy Birthday!
    I have a son whose birthday is on New Year's and he didn't like it so close to Christmas either...we had six kids so we went 'light' on the presents, so having to get another one so soon after the 'big' day was hard..very little money to scrounge together so soon after Christmas...but it isn't as bad as having it on Chirstmas day!

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  101. Happy Birthday. Our anniversary is the 18th, and it kind of gets overlooked with all the Christmas preparations. That's what happends when you are young students who just want to get married, lol.

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  102. Oh goodness! My little one has a Birthday close to Christmas, although not as close as yours, lol, and this year we did a small cake and activity but we are throwing him a half birthday party in the summer! Any reason for a party is good enough for us!!! Happy belated birthday!

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  103. Am I too late? I know your birthday is over but Happy Birthday!

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  104. Hope you had a happy birthday!

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  105. Happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and Christmas day.
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  106. My son's stepson is born on Christmas Day. We try to make sure he has both a birthday and Christmas. My son is Jan 2nd and he always hated going back to school on his birthday.

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  107. A half year birthday celebration is the only way to go! Despite the unfortunate timing of your birthday, I hope you had a good one!

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  108. Happy Belated Birthday! You share it with my father, who dislikes it just as much as you do! However, we did try as children to make it the best we could for him each year. We even played jokes to make it better, but none the less a birthday is a birthday and each one is special and a blessing. I hope that it was a wonderful day and that maybe you got at least one unexpected (wonderful) surprise!

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  109. Happy belated birthday! I have a good friend who's birthday is Christmas day and she say's her Mum always had her birthday celebrations in the afternoon with separate gifts and party...cool hey..?
    xxx

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  110. Yep, birthdays next to holidays can be the pits, can't they? My birthday is usually a couple of days away from Mother's Day, so I generally get a combined gift. And I have twin daughters. I always had one cake that was generally a large sheet cake that would be divided into two sections. One side would say "Happy Birthday Holly" and the other would say "Happy Birthday Heather". When the girls got older, one of them told me they didn't like the fact that they had to share a cake. They wanted one cake each. It was so much cheaper to have the one large cake rather than two smaller ones. But she made her point, and I fully understood by that time because I had been a mommy and had got those dad-blasted combination gifts those years. So I'm sure you enjoyed having a "separate" Christmas and birthday. Happy belated Birthday! And LOVE the birthday giveaway you're having. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  111. Happy Birthday sorry late .My Daughters Birthday in December also and she always felt cheated.Hope your Birthday and Christmas was as good as mine was.!!

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  112. Once more, happy birthday Charlie!!!

    Yay you!!!

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  113. I can't believe I didn't leave you a happy birthday message here, but apparently I didn't. Do HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE! And many more to come.

    You know what? You should be like the Queen of England and have your Official Birthday on June 24th. I don't know the exact date of her official birthday, and to be honest I don't really care. But I think you should have one. So I am going to put in my calendar to send you birthday greetings on June 24.
    Love
    Patricia (because I'm too old to be called Patti anymore and I hate Pat) xxx

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  114. Hi Charlie,
    My son's birthday is December 16th and we usually do try to make it separate. This year he wanted two tires for his car so we teased him and said that we bought him one tire for his birthday and the other for Christmas VBG We did give him a bit of money as well for his birthday and took him and his girlfriend out to dinner. He has been away over the Christmas break so we will still have a few nice things in a Christmas stocking when he and his girlfriend return from visiting family elsewhere.
    My own birthday is in late November ( usually near American Thanksgiving).
    What a nice thing for someone to do for you in July- we thought about an unbirthday for our son- perhaps we will try it sometime too.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice layer cake.
    Happy birthday Charlie! I do hope you had a lovely birthday - May your year be filled with wonderful things that you enjoy. Wishing lots of laughter and good times with loved ones.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  115. ohhh....i'd love to have a layer cake...i'd never had a layer cake.....thanks for the chance, I saw this on Facebook

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  116. Hi Charlie!

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

    My Daughters birthday is the beginning of January (this year will be her first birthday) and I have already set boundaries for family and friends that they are 2 separate occasions, and from reading what you have gone through I am glad that I have :)

    What a great giveaway you are having!! I would love to enjoy using this layer cake to make a fabulous creation!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

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  117. My poor sister in law was born on 1st January. Everyone is too partied out from the night before to remember. Fandango is one of my favourite collections from Kate and I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest and thanks for such an entertaining blog.

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  118. It could be worse- my best friend's birthday is Christmas AND she's a twin!

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  119. Wow, and I thought I had it bad, having a summer birthday and never a birthday party during the school year. But Christmas birthdays have it the worst, hands down! heheheh

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  120. December birthdays really are the pits. My son's is the 5th, his son's is the 11th, my other grandson's is the 16th and my other grandson's mother's is the 23. And none of them get a real party or birthday present. It's always combined with Christmas. Hope your birthday was awesome. Love the Fandango layer cake by Kate Spain. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. Wow, I absolutely LOVE the Fandangocollection! Thanks for the giveaway...(hoping I win!) Judy

    P.S Love your blog!

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  122. Charlie
    Skip Christmas and have a big birthday bash!
    My brother was the 27th - he always got one big present too!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hope your day was fun!
    Bron

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  123. Thanks for the chance to win something cool! and of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  124. Happy Birthday (and that greeting comes wrapped in Birthday paper just for you - lol). Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway x

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  125. I have to admit I never envied the kids with the Christmas birthdays. Instead of Christmas in July, I think a half-birthday just for you every year would be an excellent idea! Happy Birthday and thanks for the great give away!

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  126. That Fandango layer cake looks wonderful.

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  127. Talk about not fair!! Yep, I could see where that would not be fun at all!! Well, Happy Belated! thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  128. I love the layer cake! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  129. Happy Birthday to you! What a generous gift to someone else for your big day. Thanks for the chance! :o)

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  130. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Happy Birthday!

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  131. Happy Birthday! My son's birthday is the 23rd! So we are the odd people in December buying Birthday wrapping paper!:) Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

    lusive.tracy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. Happy Birthday! My poor friends birthday is the 27th then her brother married a girl with the same birthday so now my friend has to share the family celebrations with her! Christmas babies can't win. Thanks for your kindness.

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  133. Happy birthday!! We have a grandson who turned 3 on Christmas day and two others who had birthdays the week before Christmas. I always feel sorry for my BIL who has a birthday on the 26th because everyone tends to "forget" that one. I think the Christmas birthdays should be celebrated in June!!!!

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  134. I hope you had a wonderful day Charlie. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  135. Happy (belated) Birthday, my brother was born on 29th December (today! Happy Birthday to my Bro!!) he always hated the joint Christmas/birthday thing too. I am entering this giveaway in the hope I win as.....I ordered Kate Spain 12 Days of Christmas layer cake on 7th December and it's still not arrived, so feeling very sorry for myself at the moment. Oh I love Kate Spain's fabric. Linda x

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  136. My daughter and I both have birthdays in December, so we feel your pain. I always made sure that Jen had "a birthday". No Christmas paper on her packages and we never put the tree up until after her birthday. My other daughter's birthday is in January. That is almost as bad. What do you get for your birthday in January. I always saved the best presents for her birthday. I miss those days. The girls were both home for Christmas and now the house is quiet. It feels strange--it was just so right when we were all home together just hanging out. Now I need to get all my sewing stuff back out in the bedroom and get to work. Hope you had a great birthday!! Love Kate Spain too!

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  137. Happy Birthday to you. I love the fandango fabric. Hope I win!

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  138. Happy Birthday! I kinda understand, I was born on mother's day and my celebration always seems to be combined or overshadowed by mothers day.

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  139. I've always thought that those of you who have b'days at this time of year get gypped! I'm lucky - mine is in June, 3 weeks before my sister's & 3 weeks after my Dad's. I wish you many more happy birthdays in July!

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  140. I think if my Birthday was even in December I would always just celebrate my half Birthday. Its only fair that you get a day all about you! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  141. I won't say Happy Birthday to you! I'll say thanks very much for giving a present to a lucky giveaway winner--the fabrics will inspire any quilter.

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  142. Happy Belated! I hope there are many more July gifts in your future :)
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    -Rebecca

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  143. Happy Birthday! You are so generous to include us in your birthday celebration. Thanks for the oppportunity.

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  144. Happy birthday Charlie. I know what is like to have one's birthday near christmas. My DH does.
    Thank you for your generosity.

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  145. Happy Late Birthday!
    Here's another complaint - I'm a twin, and when we were kids, many many times we would get a present to share! People couldn't grasp the fact that we were 2 separate people! Or we would get the exact same thing - I guess they thought we had the exact same interests too! LOL!

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  146. Happy belated birthday. It's a special time for you, with or without the presents. Thanks for celebrating with us.

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  147. My brother's birthday is on Christmas Day...he really got the short end of the stick when it came to birthdays. There is more than one picture of him blowing out a birthday candle on a pumpkin pie because mom had forgotten to make him a cake. Hope you had a great day anyway...and thanks for an opportunity to win a great prize!

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  148. My mom's birthday is December 18th so I always make it a point to celebrate her birthday separate from Christmas, down to the cards and wrapping paper. Happy Birthday to you and if I win the Fandango I will make my mom something special from it!

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  149. Happy Birthday, I love your way of celebrating!
    Thanks, pokey

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  150. Totally get the birthday thing - mine is Dec. 6th and my husbund actually got me a poinsetta our first year we were married. Amazing we are still together after 37 years - Chuckle.

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  151. How nice of whoever gave you a present in July last year! And how nice of you to share that amazing fabric with us! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  152. I am sorry your Birthday has such painful memories. As a Mom, a child is a blessing in any month including December. Parents make mistakes and its up to the next generation to do better. Happy Birthday to you.

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