Birthdays and wishes

I am one of those people who remember birthdays without having to rely on social calendars too much. But I am also one of those people who rarely send a birthday card (and gift) in time.

Then I saw the cutest The New Yorker online cards on the beautifully-curated Paperless Post. I am such a fan of its art and humour. So I wrote my friend a simple birthday message, inserted into an e-envelope holding a The New Yorker card, against a customised gold polka-dotted backdrop – all in 5 mins (excluding the time taken to actually decide which card to go with) and more importantly, in time for her birthday. I hope it perks up her morning when she sees it.

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Today marks the birthday of a very special friend, someone who has provided me a lot of encouragement and support, shared sweet and bitter memories, laughs and cries (both happy and sad types), who brings out the 10-year-old in me, and amazes with her lively chatter and boisterous laughter.

I don’t know how she does what she does, but she does it so well.
I don’t know what it is I do too but I must have done it well (notwithstanding my train of shortcomings), to have a friend like her.

Happy birthday pq!