Birthday Card Trend

When first divorced twenty years ago
I tried to buy a birthday card
From just me for my daughter.
But everywhere I looked I found
That all the good ones said the same –
“With love, from Dad and Mother.”
As years have passed, I’ve seen a change.
And now, to my dismay and shock –
Most cards are very different.
They say “My Daughter” or “From me”
And speak of rearing singly as
Routine and even reverent.
More families have become without
A Mom and Dad together who
Can share the daily raising.
But that it’s now so commonplace
And greeting cards confirm the trend –
I find sadly amazing.
–Dawn Cawthon Behrens

About grandawn

I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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4 Responses to Birthday Card Trend

  1. knittingmaestro says:

    Sad for the reason for the change…..but glad they are meeting the “card” needs of families today.

  2. slpmartin says:

    Indeed..things have changed…perhaps not for the better….enjoyed your post.

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