3 Ways To Celebrate A Birthday Without The Party

3 ways to celebrate a birthday without the party, using these amazing birthday card, birthday quote, and group gift ideas.

Maybe your friend wants to keep it mellow this year. Or your brother can’t celebrate until he finishes the semester. Or maybe your mom just doesn’t want to make “a fuss.”

But you can still make their birthday special without a party!

Here are 3 ways we LOVE to celebrate birthdays, even without the big bash.

1: Keep The Element Of Surprise

So they don’t want to go all out for their birthday – that doesn’t mean you can’t surprise them!

Finding other ways to surprise them will still show how much you care and how far you went to keep even the tiniest of secrets hidden until their big day 😊

So why not…

  • Send flowers to their doorstep
  • Ship them a small care package
  • Call in a birthday shout-out on their favorite radio show and make sure they tune in!

Even easier: Spread some sunshine in their inbox with a virtual card.

We love any kind of birthday card, but we specifically like an ecard because the recipient often doesn’t see it coming! Our email can be a source of stress, deadlines, promotions, and Twitter notifications. Trust us: it’s a great surprise to find a delightful birthday note instead.

Pro Tip: Sending an ecard? Add a fun Happy Birthday Meme to bring extra cheer!

2: Write The Best Happy Birthday Wishes

This brings us to idea #2: If you can’t see them at the party, take extra care when writing their birthday card. A heartfelt note goes a long way!

Feeling stuck after the words “happy birthday?” Or wanted to add a little magic beyond “have a good one”? Get inspired by some of our favorite happy birthday quotes:

Birthday Wishes for Friends:

  • “You are my ride or die! Birthdays may come each year but a friend like you only comes once in a lifetime!”

  • “Just my annual reminder to say: YOU ROCK! Happy Birthday, you ray of sunshine!”

Birthday Wishes for Family:

  • For a Parent: “With more candles comes more light. With more years comes more love. Thank you [mom/dad] for being you. Happy Birthday!”

  • For a Sibling: “Happy Birthday to our Mom’s 2nd favorite child :) Just kidding! I am so lucky to have you as a [sister/brother]. Love you!”

  • For Daughter/Son: “I thought I couldn’t possibly love you any more than I already do. But each year, it’s like clockwork: You get a little older and my heart grows a little bigger. Happy Birthday!”

Birthday Wishes for Colleagues:

  • “Wishing you 24 hours of joy – hopefully outside the office:) – on your special day! Happy Birthday!”

  • “You always bring such positivity to our team. I hope we radiate it back to you today! Happy Birthday!”

  • For Daughter/Son: “I thought I couldn’t possibly love you any more than I already do. But each year, it’s like clockwork: You get a little older and my heart grows a little bigger. Happy Birthday!”

3: Don’t Do It Alone

No party, that’s fine. But don’t leave out the group!

That’s one of the reasons we created illume: so we could come together to celebrate with meaningful group gifts.

With illume, your group can pool cash and explore a variety of birthday gift ideas and gift cards on our marketplace. Then add personal messages, photos, videos, memes, and more to a customizable free ecard to make the gift even sweeter. When you’re all done, hit send to make someone’s birthday shine bright :)

Get started on your group birthday gift today. illume makes it easy for individuals to split the cost of a gift and pool notes, photos, and videos together to make someone’s day brighter. Next time you want to celebrate, let illume help you express it straight from the heart, which is shown here: https://tryillume.com/blog/power-of-compliments/