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 work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in 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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