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Things to Tell Your Daughter on Her Birthday

Updated on June 27, 2015
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Randi is a daughter, mother and grandmother. She has a mother who shared her love of writing and is still going strong at 88 years young!

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All too often we struggle to say and do the right things for our children. When it is time for their birthday or any other milestone, we hustle and bustle to come up with the right gifts, the best cards and the tastiest treats. Many of us also struggle to come up with the correct words. Whether they are words of wisdom, declarations of love, inspirational messages or words of encouragement, we strive to make them meaningful and to have them heard. in this article, I will talk about ways to celebrate your daughter.

How to Surprise your Daughter with a Gift from the Heart.

Baby girls are special and my little girl was no exception! I never miss the opportunity to reminisce! In order to keep those memories fresh, I suggest you do something that illustrates it. Here are some examples of things you can do to show your daughter how much she means to you:

  • Make a Memory Jar.
  • Write a poem or story using words that she used as a child. (ie: when my daughter was a little girl, she would say her heart was beeping instead of beating.)
  • Burn her a cd with favorite songs that you used to sing with/for her.
  • Find an old piece of artwork that she did and turn it professional by matting it and putting it in a frame.
  • Learn how to sign a meaningful song for her.
  • Write her an Initial Poem.

People love to be reminded about how precious they were when they were little, these can all be a success!

To Be a Parent is an Overwhelming Responsibility

When our children have a birthday, it our birthday too. Literally! It is our moment of of glory. Look what we have amazing human being! Likewise, any of their accomplishments become ours. Every good grade, every goal made, every ribbon received and every decision (good or bad) is our good grade, goal made and ribbon received! We triumph in our children's triumph. we wallow in their misery and feel their pain. As they grow older, we learn to adjust to their changing needs and moods. each new phase brings us to a different level. Every birthday, every event, we find another reason to support and celebrate them. Sometimes it is a fun and easy task but sometimes it is one of the hardest things we will ever have to do.

"Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began."~Signe Hammer

Things I tell My Daughter on her Birthday.

I always tell her she is beautiful.

I always tell her she is cherished.

I talk about her accomplishments!

I encourage her goals.

I tell her how much she has enriched my life.

I remind her that I will always be here for her.

Our Children, our Blessings!

When we are blessed with children, practically every joy we have known as well as some of our heartaches have happened since these amazing people entered our lives. Joys and heartaches that most of us wouldn't trade away for the world.

It never ceases to amaze me when children don't see how truly special they are. It saddens me when they feel that they are anything less than wonderful individuals. This is when we need to step up to the plate and encourage, motivate, inspire and admire. This is an opportunity. This is the time to make sure that they know:

They are perfect!

This song pretty much says it all...

"Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth."~Victoria Secunda

Songs that You can Use When Celebrating your Daughter

The Best Day by Taylor Swift.

Isn't She Lovely? by Stevie Wonder

Father and Daughter by Paul Simon

I'll Be in Your Heart by Phil Collins

Perfect by Pink

Wild World by Cat Stevens

A New Day Has Come by Celine D

Feel free to add any other songs in the comment section!


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    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Jennifer! The feeling is mutual! I love the way you write about your children! This little baby of mine just had a baby and has given me even more to cherish. he is one month old today! Randi

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      6 years ago from New Jersey

      How beautiful and useful! My children are 8 and 6....but I am starting the memory jar right now! I think it is a wonderful idea! thank you for sharing this great hub. I am enjoying browsing through your page! -Jennifer

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ honor me. I am tickled pink that a writer of your caliber can enjoy my work. Thank you, my friend! Here's to many more hubs and moments to share here on hubpages! xo

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Ha ha--we inspire each other. :)

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Denise, thank you, you are an amazing mom and aunt! Your daughters and nephew are blessed to have you raising them! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments andf added ideas. I love the story of their birth. I have written Ben's (as seen here on Hubpages) but not Tori's. I will go to that e-mail now!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, drjb! What s generous thing to say!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      You are amazing - both as a writer - and a parent! Your children are lucky to have you, but - we already knew that! Your positive reinforcement and individual attention with do them well in life - so many never get(or got) that..

      i LOVE Faith's comment that when a baby is born 'so is a mother and a grandmother' etc...


      voting/sharing my friend..

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      This is such an awesome hub, Randi. I loved all of your suggestions-they're great ideas on how to make your daughter feel special. I'm grateful for the bonds I have with both of my daughters. It's so important to me.

      On my children's birthdays I share with them the story of their births. I call them first thing in the morning and recapture the way they came into the world. Both happened to be winter births so there were natural elements to conquer to get to the hospital. They are both in their late thirties now-one a teacher and one a nurse, and I couldn't be more proud of them.

      Your daughter is beautiful and what an engaging smile! I love that you took two photos of her-what a fun idea. When I taught ballet at my studio I had a particularly gawky looking child who had two left feet. I would tell her how gorgeous she was going to become-like the Ugly duckling into the swan. I could see her potential beauty that she had to grow into.

      Take care... I'm going to send out an email to you, okay?

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much, khmazz! She does inspire me! Welcome to my page!

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Frank! I write a hub for each of my kids each year on their birthday! I appreciate the votes!

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      Kristen Mazzola 

      6 years ago from South Florida

      Beautiful hub with such love in it!! Voted up!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful idea for a hub.btrbell.. voted useful and awesome!!!!

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Faith Reaper! I truly am blessed! She had a nice birthday and is starting a bit of early labor. It is a little too soon, so she is taking it easy. You are so very sweet and kind. I do appreciate your friendship here on hubpages and all of your support. Hugs and love right back to you! Randi

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Randi, this is beyond beautiful!!! And so are you as a mother and your beautiful daughter too! When we think about it, when a baby is born, so is a mother, and so is a grandmother and so on and so on.

      Thank you for such a beautiful share here. You are blessed beyond measure with your loving and precious family.

      I love all the wonderful photos too!

      I hope your daughter had the best birthday ever!

      Voted up +++++ and sharing and

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much, Colin! I will pass those birthdy wishes and hugs to my baby girl but not before I keep some for me! I do hope May warms up for you. Hugs and kisses back to all of you from me, the kids, the one in the oven and 4 beautiful, lounging kitties.

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      6 years ago

      Well Randi I was blessed too because my mum was my best friend.

      And your lovely daughter is the luckiest daughter in the world to have a mum like you so happy Birthday from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time 8:36pm and spring is past the threshold now although the weather still feels cool by the lake - perhaps the month of May will deliver the warmer stuff - sending big time Canadian hugs to your entire family

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Deb! When I lived in Israel, everyone would congratulate the parents on the child's birthday. That just made sense to me! Many blessings to you, as well! Randi

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      OHHH I love this .. Our children are special and their birthdays are ours.. oh so true.. I have two sons and the joy I get in being with them and their accomplishments and their families of their own.. thank you for a memory down memory lane.

      many blessings to you


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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, kj! You are so right. Being a mother isn't easy but it is the best job I've ever had! Thank you so much for your warm and kind comments! They are great kids! I have been blessed!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Jackie! -You are so sweet. Thank you for allowing me to share my family with you.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      btrbell.....That was a beautiful tribute to your Children, especially your Daughter....Being a Mother is not and has not ever been an easy job..we cry/laugh/and hurt with them...our memories happy or sad always bring tears to our eyes..Yes they will always be a part of us yet they are their own person...obviously you are proud and did a fantastic job...Kudos to your" Birthday Girl"...PS Children that turn out great..had great Moms!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful family and the birthday girl. May she have many, many more!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Randi. She has a pretty awesome mother. And you can tell her I said so.

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Bill! She is pretty awesome!

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Maria, thank you! You are so sweet. How fortunate I am to have met you! I absolutely love that song and usually play it in it's original version but felt the need to keep it clean for our varied readership! I will pass the birthday wishes on!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Carol! I always appreciate your input!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well Happy Birthday to your awesome daughter, and thanks for sharing your loving tribute with all of us. She is a beauty!

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh wow, Randi...

      If I didn't love you before...this entire piece makes me feel so much happiness and joy for the special relationship you share with your daughter.

      What a COOL Momma to dedicate this awesome Pink are gonna be the bestest Grandmom...congratulations!

      Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Love, Maria

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Ratihedge, thank you so much! She is definitely one of my favorite topics!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Happy birthday Dear Aries...Well done Randi. Nice tribute to your children. Voting up.

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      Rati Hegde 

      6 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Happy birthday to your daughter ... i agree with you that a daughter is very special; moms can relate to daughters & their feelings like no one else can. Loved reading this :)

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you so much, QudsiaP1! Much appreciated!

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Happy birthday to your daughter, indeed this was a special and beautiful tribute to read. :)


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