Monday, February 9, 2009

in praise of simple celebrations

There are lots of churches in Nashville and lots of church signs. Most of the messages don't resonate with me, but today, I loved a simple one that I saw at a Baptist church on 12th Avenue. It read, "Today is your gift. Love, God." 

Which somehow reminded me of this photo Maraka passed along from her daughter's 2nd birthday. I love the simple, sweet way that Charlotte was greeted for the day. Personally, I think as long as you make a child (or anyone, for that matter) feel special on their birthday, it doesn't really matter how much you spend or how much of a to-do is put together. 

Also-thank you to Melodie for passing along a new cupcake place on the Nashville scene (with $1.50 cupcakes!). I can't wait to check it out!


Michelle said...

hear hear!
I love a good birthday celebration!


Alyssa Coberly said...

oh that is quite lovely! I heart number candles!


Kira Franz-Knight said...

simple can be soooo good & so lovely (I've done over-the-top birthdays for clients, but keep my kids' minimal... "keep it simple stu*id" is my motto)!

Anonymous said...

I also appreciate the truth and simplicity of meaning of sign. Thanks for your very inspirational posts on childrens birthday parties! I just hosted my son's 2nd yesterday and now have a huge appreciation for all of the effort involved.

Annie said...

I love this post. It echos how I was feeling on trying to decide what to do for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Beautifully stated.
Annie - no fuss fabulous