Birthday parties are always among the highlights of a child's year, but did you ever wonder how the of birthday parties started?

The tradition of birthday parties started in Europe a long time ago. It was feared that evil spirits were particularly attracted to people on their birthdays. To protect them from harm, friends and family would to come be with the birthday person and bring good thoughts and wishes. Giving gifts brought even more good cheer to ward off the evil spirits. This is how birthday parties began.

At first it was only kings who were recognized as important enough to have a birthday celebration (maybe this is how the tradition of birthday crowns began?). A formal ball was planned and announcements were sent through the land. As time went by, children became included in birthday celebrations. The first children's birthday parties occurred in Germany and were called Kinderfeste. Kinderfeste was a celebration with a decorated cake, fun decorations and fun games to play. As time went by, sending party invitations became more popular and now with the advent of the digital age you can even send photo party invitations with your child’s photo on it.

It is a time honored tradition to send out birthday cards to family, friends. Sending clients business birthday cards is also becoming increasingly popular.




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