Happy Birthday Mail

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
April 1, 2008 2:06pm CST
I just received an email today that has me wondering if it's only me or do most people receive these things in their snail mail and email. In the grand scheme of things I would think that I'm so insignificant that some family members might even forget my birthday, but not the catalogs, insurance companies, etc. These people begin sending out Happy Birthdays weeks before the actual event, all in the pursuit of making a sale most of the time. So, do you get bombarded with them each year when your birthday is near?
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@weemam (13377)
1 Apr 08
Happy birthday pal when it comes , mine is on the 16th of this month , Do you think we will get diamonds :) :) xx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday also, weemam! My second oldest daughter just happened to be born on the same day as you. I don't know about diamonds-right now I'd settle for a few less aches and pains.
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@weemam (13377)
4 Apr 08
m too pal , and happy birthday to your lovely daughter too , xx
@GardenGerty (101842)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes, they think that sending you automatic birthday greetings lets you believe that they have a personal interest in you. Actually it is more or less their computer wishing you a happy birthday.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Right, GG, and also a nice way to possibly drum up some business.
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• China
2 Apr 08
It did not happen to me before . But why you think it a burden ? So many people celebrate for your birthday . It`s a good thing . So don`t mind the reasons they send mails for . Just enjoy the well-wishing
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I don't really look at it as a burden, completist, I'm more puzzled at how some of them manage to find out.
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@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
Whoa! No, I don't. How'd you get them? Maybe they are subscriptions? Insurances? Haha! That's a good way to do it, I think you just had given me an idea. I'll try to do that to my clients. An email.. Maybe a mail too. Thanks for this idea! Cool!
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@GardenGerty (101842)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Our insurance agent always sends out a postcard, to remind us to do an insurance check up around our birthday. I like the Christmas greeting better, though, as we get address labels.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I get some of the mail. I recieved my liscense plate renewal thing a few weeks ago. Why do they send those out so early? Who knows...maybe I'll get some birthday emails this year. My birthday is in a few weeks and I am kinda looking forward to it.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Well, sherrir, I would be happy to send you a Happy Birthday ecard if you'll PM me with your address and DOB.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
1 Apr 08
No, I only get one card from my father-in-law in the snail mail..So you got a birthday coming up? When?
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I receive almost as much junk snail mail as spam, carmelanirel. I will be blessed to be turning 62 on the 23rd of this month. Where did all the time go?
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes, I get lots and lots coupons and "cards" both email and snail mail regarding my birthday. Lots of restaurant coupons hoping to get my birthday dinner business.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
It's nice to be recognized, Aurone, but sometimes it extends to overkill.
@mummymo (23707)
1 Apr 08
I have had both from friends and family but I can't really remember getting any from businesses! Thing is though if you guys are getting them that means they are on their way over here - come September I may be in trouble! xx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Somehow, mummymo, if you've ever purchased anything from a catalog, they never forget you.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
4 Apr 08
nope I have all my friends on birthday alarm and I send out birthday cards through my e-zine and I get a pittance back. Nothing from companies etc.
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
That doesn't happen to me and as I think on it I don't know if I would be cheesed off and annoyed or pleased. It would only heighten the fact that I can't afford to indulge myself as I have in the past and I think I'd be annoyed by that.