That's what I've gathered, anyway. Selective gathering, maybe.
Regardless, I've been creating birthday stationery with two rubber stamps and a pad of gold ink.
Since Husband and I have about a gazillion aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents between the two of us-- all of whom we are very thankful were born-- I decided to make a stack of birthday cards to have on hand for mailing out as birthdays come up.
Looking for that many birthday cards was sorely unsuccessful. Boxed birthday cards, as it turns out, are generally tacky or too child-oriented. I wanted something more simple, serene, and elegant.
Something more like this:
For materials, visit your local Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or other discount craft store or paper source.