Bringing birthdays back & feeling loved!

I'm back to regular Monday programming this week, after taking last week off to spend a spectacular Easter long weekend with my family, both immediate and extended, plus various combinations of friends too.

I hope yours was as delightful as mine!

I have an absolute swag of stampin' inspiration to share with you today, thanks to a recent birthday of mine and a gorgeous movement instigated by Shannon West - a staffer in the Stampin' Up! Home Office in Utah.

Read all about Shannon and her #imbringingbirthdaysback movement over on the Stampin' Up! blog

Our team of fabulous stampin' sisters decided to leap aboard the birthday bandwagon, because a card in the mail is a beautiful thing, and there's nothing quite like some handmade love to make you feel celebrated! We appointed a Birthday Fairy to remind us of each month's birthdays, and are encouraging all members to add their birth dates and addresses into a document that we keep in our team Facebook page.

As it turned out, mine was one of the first birthdays on the list after we set it up and I can't begin to explain how very loved I felt when my mail box started filling up with envelope after envelope of heartfelt, crafty goodness! Thanks to Australia Post's brand new and not-so-fun decision to add an extra day into delivery times (not to mention charging almost 50% extra for stamps for the privilege!), my birthday turned into almost a week long festival of happy mail!

How could you not feel festive when all of these arrive bearing your name and address...?

If you want to bring the festivity back into the birthdays of your nearest and dearest, then jump aboard the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement! You might not take it to the extreme that Shannon did, with a spreadsheet populated with thousands of names, but a few extra birthday cards in the mail are sure to brighten up a few extra days in the lives of those you love!

Want to spread the word about the movement...?

Grab yourself the specially created and produced #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp and add it to your envelopes or cards and see how far we can spread the birthday love...!

#imbringingbirthdaysback - Wood mount stamp - 143573 - $21

#imbringingbirthdaysback - Wood mount stamp - 143573 - $21

Need to stock up on consumables for all of the birthday cards you'll be sending out from now on...?

Be sure to add this month's host code to your online order between $100 and $250 and share in the Stampin' Spoils!