One busy spring, just when Jacob was turning 12 years old, our family business was offering yet another hands-on pysanky workshop at a local shopping centre.Jacob’s annual woeful lament about spring workshops interfering with and/or superseding every birthday party he ever had his whole life did not fall on deaf ears.Tom and I planned a BIG birthday surprise.At 12:00 noon we halted the workshop, announced the BIG 12th birthday, had a BIG birthday cake with 12 BIG candles (the size used for pysanky) and had a BIG birthday party in the mall.Hundreds of shoppers and passersby joined in singing “Happy Birthday” and offered kind words and greetings in a BIG birthday card.Jacob passed around birthday cake.Strangers even bought presents!One elderly gentleman was also having a birthday that day and appreciated the public display of affection. That was the biggest birthday pysanka party ever!
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Kids of all ages celebrate birthdays with pysanky and I want to share my party secrets That's why I just published Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner [ISBN 1-897253-24-9]. Check it out here.
Your birthday is coming up again, Jacob, as are more workshops and parties. Our birthday wish to you is that you have a happy one and celebrate it your way!