A little while ago, a friend of mine, a dear friend, asked me to create a painting for his friends birthday. He just wanted to put "happy birthday" there. But I said a birthday is only one day of the year but you care for her for all the other days too. Your relationship is built on all your experiences with her not because of only one designated day. Honor every day, and give something that will be for every day. Tell them that everyday with them is special, they don't only get one day that was good. Although he wanted to give flowers, he wanted to share some words too. So the end results were this. Homemade gifts are the best. My son once said presents are something you buy, gifts are things that you make from your heart, and I (Dane, my son) prefers gifts, me too.