Happy February Birthday Greetings
Would you like to send greetings with a traditional (not digital) birthday card to a February born?
Preview these stunning handmade cards we found on Etsy, themed around February birthday flowers and birthstones.
The birthday girl would love to get such a special, meaningful card from you!
Click on the images or links to go to that artisan's shop for further details.
Kindly note that these images are copyright the artists and their permission is required to use them, thank you (we have permission).
Happy February Birthday Images
Here are our free Happy February Birthday images themed around the February birthstone Amethyst, with our compliments.
If you are not sure how to copy the images, here are some step by step instructions depending on what device you are using.
You have our permission to copy these images for personal use, such as posting on Facebook or sending in an email.
Gregorian Birthstone Poem for February
The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an amethyst will wear.
February Birthday Symbols
Birthstone color: Amethyst
Birth flower: Violet
Zodiac star sign: Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
Zodiac star sign: Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Ten Fun Facts about February
February is a month that is rich in history and fascinating facts. Here are some interesting stories about the month of February:
1. February is the shortest month of the year, with 28 days in a common year and 29 days in a leap year.
2. It was named after a Roman ritual of purification as the word February comes from the Latin word “februum,” which means purification.
3. The Beatles made their first American television appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964. Over 73 million Americans watched the show.
4. February is the only month where it's possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.
5. The Space Shuttle "Columbia" broke apart in flight on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members.
6. February is also the month of love, with Valentine's Day being celebrated on February 14th. The holiday has its roots in ancient Rome, where people celebrated the feast of Lupercalia in mid-February.
7. February is the third month of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the last month of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
8. February has been the month of many significant events in history. For example, Massachusetts, Oregon, Arizona, and Mississippi were readmitted to the Union during the month of February.
9. February is also the birth month of many famous people, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, and Steve Jobs.
10. February is the month of the amethyst, which is the birthstone for those born in February. The amethyst is a symbol of peace, courage, and stability.
In conclusion, February is a month that is full of interesting stories and facts. From the shortest month of the year to the month of love, February has something for everyone to enjoy.
The Origins of Birthday Cards
Let’s delve into the fascinating history of birthday cards.
The custom of sending greeting cards dates back centuries. Ancient Chinese exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate the New Year, while early Egyptians conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.
In the book of Genesis, there’s even a description of a pharaoh’s birthday party, suggesting that the ancient Egyptians and Greeks celebrated certain days as the birthdays of gods.
However, it was the Romans who truly popularized the celebration of ordinary men’s birthdays.
Wooden tablets discovered at Vindolanda on Hadrian’s Wall (in what is now England) contain an invitation from Claudia Severa to her friend, inviting her to a birthday celebration. These tablets likely represent the earliest form of birthday cards ever discovered.
The Birth of Mass-Produced Birthday Cards
The mass-produced birthday card as we know it today emerged in mid-19th century Britain.
Interestingly, this development followed the production of the first Christmas cards.
These early birthday cards were a delightful way to convey well-wishes and celebrate someone’s special day.
In 1926, the people of Poland sent a memorable birthday card to the United States as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration.
Birthday cards are an essential part of various cultures, including American culture. They carry different meanings, both on a personal and cultural level.
Research suggests that birthday cards serve as indicators of societal attitudes towards aging, expressions of love, and gender-based communication.
Some studies have analyzed birthday cards, revealing negative views on aging portrayed through humor.
In summary, birthday cards have evolved from ancient scrolls to mass-produced expressions of love, humor, and celebration. So next time you send a birthday card, remember the rich history behind this cherished tradition!
Happy Birthday to that special person! Hope you found the greeting card you were looking for and have a lovely day. *Mandy.