This is the Family Birthday Invitation for August, 2005.
The party was at the farm, so the picture is one I took at the farm looking out over one of the ponds with the sun reflecting on the water. I converted the image to B&W and then overlaid the text in color so it would pop. The top line told whose birthdays we were celebrating and were designed to look like fishing bobbers floating on the water, since the wording for my mother omitted her age and instead simply indicating that she was “still afloat”. The other information was in a blue-green below to tie into the water concept.
I have a brother and a sister. I have 6 kids. My brother has 6 kids. My sister has 8 kids. We have several Grandparents, an uncle and some family friends that are really more family than friend.
That is almost 40 people having birthdays, which means several a month, which means it is impossible to have a party for each and have the extended family actually participate. So…
We have one family birthday party each month and celebrate all the birthdays that month together at one time. We trade off who does the party and everyone has a great time and gets their birthday celebrated by everyone.
I often do the invites for these monthly parties, as well as others, so I am putting them here.