On this day in 1893 the “Happy Birthday To You” song was published!
According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, the song is the most recognised song in the English language which is no surprise seeing as we sing it every year for someone’s birthday.
It has been translated into at least 18 various languages making it a universal tune.
The melody and lyrics were actually written by two sisters called Mildred Hill and Patty Smith Hill and it was originally intended for a classroom greeting song titled “Good Morning To All”.
The song lyrics were changed to “Happy Birthday To You” and became so popular that their other sister, Jessica Hill, filed a lawsuit in 1934 for the melody. It wasn’t until 1935 that the infamous record was copyrighted and published as “Happy Birthday”.
Celebrate the birthday festivities by doing arts and crafts with the family with the help of Ulster Weavers. We have some ultra-cute PVC Aprons which can be worn to protect your clothing from mess and damage.
Why not make your own birthday cards, bake some birthday cupcakes or make simple bunting with coloured card and paper trimmings for a pretty party decoration. If you are buying a present how about making your very own bag to put the gift in, or save cash by creating your own party favours.
Just wear one of Ulster Weaver’s fantastic Aprons and let your imagination run wild!
Party Scrapbooking Page
It only takes an hour to make and is a little bit more challenging for those who are intermediate experienced with arts and crafts.
Make the book and customise it however you want whether it is with glitter, stars, fabric, paint or coloured pens.
Personalise to the receiver’s needs and style and try and find make it to match their favourite colour.
This is perfect for beginners and really shows how much you care, as it involves that little bit of extra effort.
Glass Bead Bracelet
It is a great gift for the warmer months as she can customise her outfits with the on-going colour trends and makes a perfect present for any mum, sister, niece or aunty!
Although it looks quite complicated, it is surprisingly easy to make and you can use whatever shade beads you want and have it finished in less than 60 minutes.