Ah birthdays, don’t you love them? I am discovering that I don’t love them as much as I used to! But I do love it that every year my friends and family take time to find bee-themed cards and presents.
Mind you, I am very easy to please as I adore anything with bees on it. Everything from postcards to coffee mugs, fridge magnets and honey itself.
This year’s birthday cards were especially lovely so I just had to share my favourites.
First, this is very special to me as it’s from friends Noah and Maeve who live in Sydney and they made it themselves. I love the stripey bee nest! Shouldn’t every fashion-conscious bee have a matching hive?!
The bees seem to be flying in loops out of sheer delight! There are even real flowers pasted to the card:
Noah and Maeve have a colony of Australian native stingless bees in their garden. I couldn’t resist including a photo of them in this ‘Beeday’ blog because they are very different to our UK bees and equally as fascinating. These amazing tiny creatures produce comb in the shape of a rose:
Isn’t that beautiful?
Another favourite birthday card came from friends Peter and Jane. This card is just so positive and uplifting. Every day that has bees in it is a good day for me! (Except when they’re outwitting me with their cunning plans!)
Here’s to drawing the blinds to many sunny days this year:
Happy Beedays to all of us . . . .