Monday, December 26, 2011

Blue Monday - Birthday Cake

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One Christmas tradition we enjoy is having a birthday cake on Christmas Eve. I know that sounds corny, but we began doing it when the grandchildren were young. The idea was to help them understand the real meaning of Christmas celebration.

One Christmas, when we had no more small children around, I thought about not doing it. My then-fifteen year-old granddaughter insisted that we continue! She declared it a tradition!

Here's a picture of this year's cake. It's yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting. Note that it's decorated with Blue just for you!




In this shot, I've added Blue candles. We actually light the candles and sing ♬Happy Birthday♪ to Jesus!




I like this shot with a nativity next to the cake stand the best.


It looks too small, but the baker assured me that the cake would serve eight; we had seven around the table. Believe me, there were no leftovers!


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29 comments:

chubskulit said...

That's a beautiful birthday cake Sally. Merry Christmas to you and yours, may you have a fruitful new year!

xinex said...

That is a wonderful tradition, Sally! And the cake is beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy peace and prosperity in the coming ew year..Christine

Barbara F. said...

Merry Christmas, Sally. I like this tradition of a birthday cake. I want to wish you a happy, healthy New Year. xo

Jeanne said...

Hello Sally, I hope your Christmas was a special one. You do have many blessings and one truly meaningful one. You are alive and celebrating the birth of Jesus our savior.

The birthday cake is a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas. A beautiful tradition.

I am still smiling over the advice you gave me about Christmas cards. You have a very strong point. However, I did get them done in spite of my procrastination. HA!

Blessings to you today my dear blogging friend.
Jeanne

Loui♥ said...

happy Blue Monday dear friend!
warmest hugs from Denver!
Loui♥

Cafe au lait said...

What a beautiful cake. Happy New Year Sally!

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lanie said...

Beautiful blue cake design with blue candle. Merry Christmas!!
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4U2 said...

Hello! I'm not a believer but think that all traditions based on have fun are good traditions. Have a nice day!

momgen said...

I like the cake...Join today. Merry Christmas...

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Good morning Sally..that cake is beautiful and looks delicious!
♥, Susan

barbarah said...

We used to have a birthday cake for Jesus, too, when the kids were small. That one looks gorgeous!

Rebel Sweetheart said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Merry Christmas Sally!

Marice said...

Yum!! Merry Christmas Sally :)

Luna Miranda said...

this is a great family tradition. happy holidays!

LV said...

Sally, I think that is wonderful tradition. More people need to figure out the meaning of this special occasion.

marit´s,,, said...

Beautiful blue cake.
Marit.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I love your tradition and the cake is beautiful! I'm sure Jesus was so pleased!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and here's to another year in Blogland!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

That's a wonderful tradition, the cake was so pretty but it did look small...glad you had enough for everyone...Happy Blue Monday !

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Hi Sally,

I pulled up your page this morning to join in the last Blue Monday of the year. Still don't have my pics ready to post but I'll join in shortly.

Your cake looks yummy! I especially love those blue roses.

Happy New Year to you and yours.
And Happy Blue Monday... be back later.

Hagemor said...

thank you for visiting me...that way i discovered that I posted the wrong post..even though my greenhouse is in the blues, there is more colour blue in the right post..AND of course a link to the blues in your blog.
I can also tell you that we are safe and only the greenhous was damaged with us. There is also not reported any person hurt bacause of the storm here.

Annesphamily said...

This has been a phamily tradition for us too! We also make an Easter cake. It is egg shaped and we write He is Risen on it! The kids still love it! Thanks for the terrific blue share. Come visit me too. Happy New Year to you Sally and yours. Hugs Anne

Leovi said...

Beautiful birthday cake for a heavenly, delicious blue. Greetings.

Dorincard said...

Mmm...:)...
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, Sally!

Eden said...

What a beautiful blue cake!

Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Sally, thanks for sharing a piece of your family's blessed tradition of recognizing Jesus's birthday. I posted a 'blue' photo on my blog.

denise :D

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful tradition. Helps us keep our perspective about Christmas.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

XO,
Jane

Φανή Παπ., Ζωγράφος said...

Sally, I wish a happy new year to you and your family!!!beautiful blog! congratulations! kisses from Greece.

Terry said...

Howdy Sally

Happy Belated Christmas to you and all yours ,May your New Year be filled with many amazing miracles and special moments every day !
Love and hugs coming to you
from Texas.
God bless you sweet blogging lady and
lover of blue :)

Until next time
Happy Trails