40 Birthday Balloons

When my boss, Holley, turned 40 years old, my co-workers and I chipped in to buy her 40 birthday balloons.

40 birthday balloonsWe hid them in her office so when she opened her door that morning, she walked right into them!

It was a HUGE bouquet of birthday balloons, and it made a big statement. She couldn’t believe how many balloons there were!

Every morning after that when Holley walked into her office, the balloons continued to brighten her whole day. It also ended up being the gift that kept on giving because the balloons lasted almost two weeks!

40 birthday balloonsDuring those two weeks, Holley shared her birthday balloons with other individuals who were having birthdays that same month. When a co-worker on maternity leave visited the office with her newborn daughter and young son, Holley gave the boy a balloon and did that make his day! She also taped a balloon in my favorite color (yellow) to my desk!

What I’ve learned from this experience is that no matter how old you get, receiving a balloon (or 40!) will always brighten your day and bring a smile to your face.

This birthday gift idea also works well for work anniversaries and wedding anniversaries.

The way I see it, you should live every day like it’s your birthday.  – Paris Hilton

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