I have to tell you a funny story about how this card came about. As you know, I'm always looking for the funny in any situation, and this one was provided by my mom.

Picture this:  Macy's Cosmetics Counter, 1996:

My mom went shopping at Macy's on her 57th birthday. She was at the cosmetic's counter, treating herself to one of Estee Lauder's complimentary makeup sessions. While talking with the young saleswoman who was applying her makeup, my mom mentioned, rather proudly:

"Today is my birthday."

The young woman asked, "Oh! How old are you?"

"I'm 57 years old today!"

The salesclerk's smile turned into a frown and she said, "Oh, well, happy birthday anyway."  Later that day, Mom told me of their conversation and we laughed and laughed. 

When I started Pretty Girl Postcards several years later I remembered that conversation  and turned it into a Pretty Girl Postcard, which has now become my best-selling birthday postcard. Go figure!