Birthday celebrations are an exciting time of life. They are a time for families, friends and loved ones to gather together to enjoy and celebrate the birth of someone who is near and dear to them. Often birthdays are celebrated through the observing of various time tested traditions. Those traditions include the singing of “Happy Birthday,” presenting a cake that is adorned with the exact number of candles that represent the person’s age, the making of a wish, etc. Some of the most meaningful gifts are ones that are presented from the heart and often is inexpensive. If you wish to give such a meaningful gift, one may wish to present a cheap birthday gift in regards to cost, but valuable in regards to what the gift may reflect. Such cheap gifts may include gifts that are valuable in time spent preparing the gift or the cheap birthday gift may be the giving of one’s self to the other. How about on the persons birthday, the birthday individual could claim sole access to the television remote. A cheap birthday gift could be a photo album of a person’s life and presented to them on their birthday. Gifts can go from practical to fun items. Also, there is no set standard when it comes to the amount of money expended, it’s the thought that counts. Today is my oldest grand-daughters birthday and I just got off the phone with her, maybe that prompted this entry today. She loved her gift. So here’s to all the birthday’s today, Happy birthday!!!