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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

667. Happy Birthday to Oakley!

Today is my little sister Oakley’s birthday. I was emerald green with envy growing up that she had the coolest day on the planet (Valentine’s) to rightly claim as her special day. Her birthday was always an explosion of hearts, cherubs, candy, stickers, and everything glittery, cutesy, little-girl good. As an adult, I scour the Hallmark racks looking for a Valentine’s birthday card, because they are difficult to find. Not utterly impossible, but usually buried on the side somewhere, next to such “non-specific” top-sellers as “Congratulations on your triplets!” or “Happy 19th Anniversary!” and “Wishing you a speedy recovery after you broke your toe (again)!”

This year, Tall drew a special card to send to his beloved Aunt Oakley in California: 

His school mascot is the tiger, so tigers slink their way into a lot of his artwork
 Happy Birthday, Oakley! We love you and miss you!

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(“Magnificent Oakley Valentine”)

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful choice of color and theme. Creativity seems to be a family trait. Happy Birthday to your sis!

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    1. thanks! yeah, I am loving that tiger with his cake on his back...........

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  2. Our oldest boy's school mascot is also a tiger. Go figure. Very nice drawing, by the way. Happy Birthday to your sister!

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    1. thanks! I will Tall you liked it. :)

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  3. Aww what an adorable card!
    My Cousins bday is on the beginning of feb, so I always get her a valentines card instead of a birthday card :P (To spice things up a bit this year, I got her an actual birthday card instead!)

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    1. aysh, thanks! I know, February people are so lucky, with all the hearts and candy, plus various holidays off!

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  4. So cute. I have never seen a birthday valentine card.

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    1. Julie, they're very cute--usually a heart-shaped cake and some sort of message about "What's better than wishing you a happy valentine's day? Wishing you a happy BIRTHDAY!" or something equally original. I'm sure if you designed a card, it would be a million times better than the Hallmark ones. (of course, you would only have me and my sister's husband as your target audience for the valen-birth card, so you might not make much money............)

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