If a birthday is rolling around, then you obviously want to make the day special for your loved ones. However, not everyone can make it to a birthday party in person for various reasons. Whether you and your friends live far apart, or are restricted by concerns like Covid or work, it might not be possible to get together in the same place.
You shouldn’t be disappointed if that’s the case. In fact, you can make the day even more special by taking the celebrations and wishes online. Here are a few ideas which can make virtual birthday wishes and celebrations all the more fun online.
Share invites with family & friends
First of all, you need to share birthday invitations with the family and friends you want involved in the birthday wishes and online celebrations. Use PosterMyWall’s happy birthday poster options to get some ideas, and then customize the designs accordingly.
Make sure your invites have the date and time with all time zone considerations in place. In addition, try to create a meeting link in advance and share it on the invitation so that everyone knows when and where they have to show up when the time comes.
Create a social media event
MAke a social media event or countdown for the birthday wish. Instagram stories let you create a countdown you can share, and have other participants share as well. A few years back, there was also a trend where friends would share pictures in the days leading up to the birthday one by one with a birthday countdown one at a time. This is a good way to show the birthday person that they are valued and many people care for them.
Make a custom birthday card
Of course, a birthday wish must come with a really nice birthday card. Create a custom one to show the effort and love you’re putting into your birthday wish. There are a number of attractive templates you can use for this purpose. You can customize the text, change up the color palette, add photos, and even add animations to the card to make things more fun. Have everyone involved in the birthday celebrations sign their names virtually on this card, or write little messages to add a personal touch to things.
Create a custom collage
A custom collage is a great way to make things personal and fun with your virtual birthday wish. You can get all the participants to send in photos with the birthday person, and then put them together in PosterMyWall’s collage maker. You can also collect the birthday person’s childhood pictures, special memories, favorite quotes, favorite books and movies, or whatever comes to mind in this collage.
Just make sure it will all mean something to the person, and that you don’t add too many things in one collage. Otherwise, it will look messy and won’t really get the message across well.
Set up a group call
Do make sure you have a group call set up well before the actual birthday wish. Get people you invited to confirm whether or not you’ll be there, and make a plan in a group chat to figure out how you’ll make the birthday wish when you get the birthday person on the call. It’s best to do this as a video call on Zoom or some other similar platform.
You can even have everyone make little posters or cards with their birthday wishes or part of a whole birthday wish and then hold them up when it’s time for the birthday wish.
Spread the love with a virtual fundraiser
In these times when a large part of the world is in some sort of problem or the other, you might want to spread the love with a virtual birthday fundraiser. These have become popular over the years, with many people asking for donations to their preferred causes over birthday gifts. You probably know what causes the birthday person is especially close to, and you can even get them involved in this.
Set up a GoFundMe or other similar page for the cause in that person’s name and have the people involved in the birthday wish spread the word. This is a particularly meaningful way to share a birthday wish, and will also be for a good cause.
To sum up, there are a number of ways you can make a virtual birthday wish all the more special. These tips will help you make your friends’ and family members’ birthdays special without having to go through the hassle and disappointment of complex in-person plans not everyone can join in on.