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Jennifer is an artist living in rural Nebraska with her US Army veteran husband. She loves to create and seeks to reflect the beauty of Christ and encourage others in meaningful, beautiful ways. You can find her and see more of her art on Studio JRU.

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  1. This is such a sweet, easy idea. I like very much!

    When I turned 50 my WHOLE family 2 brothers, one sister and all their kids drove 4 hours to surprise me. I was so graced and so loved.

  2. Two years ago, I was going through a huge dark period in my life where I’d experienced enormous loss. For my birthday, I scheduled a trip to visit my best friend, who lives near the ocean. Though I’m an adult, I’d never seen the ocean, and my birthday gift was going, ON my birthday, to see the ocean for the first time. God blessed me with the most beautiful warm, sunny day, and I spent the whole day walking in the sand, listening to the waves, and loving every minute. It was the most joy I’d had in weeks!

    • Oh Bekah… that is such a special birthday memory! I have been blessed to have seen the ocean. I live in the center of the country now, with no ocean in sight, I understand what an incredible gift it is to see!

  3. What a great idea! With my daughter’s birthday coming up this weekend, it looks like a great party favor 🙂

    • Great idea to use as a party favor Heather! My birthday is this weekend too… happy birthday to your May baby! 🙂

  4. Ohh… I have given these out as gifts before… LOVE THEM! I put an extra little package of “glaze” to be spread over the top of the cake. I LOVE your idea of cool whip and strawberries! I will no doubt have to try this!

    Thank you so much for the printables! I adore them!

  5. DO you have this in printed form? it’s such a great idea..love your writing.

    • Hi Jan! If you mean the entire post, than sorry, we don’t have a printed form available. But you are more than welcome to just copy the post right here from the site! The tags are already in PDF form, so if you want to copy those just click on it and your options to download or print will come right up! Thank you!!

  6. This would make cute gifts for Bible study friends. Thanks for sharing.

    I have a unique story…in 2003 I met a wonderful man and while dating I found out that we have the exact same birthday only 1 yr apart 03/05/1965 me 03/05/1966 him. We married and each year we do something a little special to celebrate our day together. This year we went to a motorcycle museum in NC & ate at a local deli! It’s fun to share time alone doing enjoyable things.

    • That is so sweet Beth!! What a great birthday story. Love that you can share that day with your sweetheart every year! 🙂

  7. What a perfect little gift for any occasion. I have already assembled the tags to place on my Mothers Day gifts. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I have some special ladies I wanted to bless for Mother’s Day…thank you sharing this timely gift idea.

  9. On my 40th birthday, all 25 members of my extended family joined me on a tour of the local fire station, and then a trip and tour of our Sonic – with an open tab so our guests could order treats at will! It was just like being in Girl Scouts all over again! Loved it!

    LOVE this little cakes idea. Have share already and have the Angel Food Cake Mix on my shopping list to buy so I can try it! Just such a happy gift! Thank you!

  10. Thank you for sharing this precious idea. I will do it this week as just a random act of encouragement!

    • Yes, that is what is so great about it! You don’t have a huge cake to finish! lol Personal gifts are so great. Thanks Amy!

  11. What a wonderful idea! I will have to try this… I also recently made a “mug rug” that would to perfectly with a gift like this.

  12. LOVE it!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!! I can see this being something I use a lot!!
    (by the way, the pics in the post are SO great!! LOVE that mug!!)

  13. This has to be one of the neatest little ideas ever. It’s gonna be pinned…and re-pinned…and pinned again!!! Thanks so much for the gift idea1

  14. WOW – What a great idea ! Looked do nice with the cup and tag!!
    That is something i would enjoy receiving, too. Good work!

  15. I want to make this for all the women in the Bible study group I lead. I’m the youngest but as their minister’s wife, the group teacher! A little way to show my appreciation of them

  16. What a great idea! My friend is having a birthday this Saturday and she just isn’t looking forward to celebrating…I’m going to surprise her with this sweet treat!!

    • I am sorry to hear your friend isn’t looking forward to celebrating her birthday. You are a sweet friend to surprise her with a gift!

  17. Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, Jennifer!! My hubby’s was the 2nd and my Dad’s was today. Good folks those May babies!! LOVE this special little cake gift! Thank you for sharing it with us. blessings ~ tanna

  18. I just did a little dance I was so excited about this! thank you for sharing — love it and have shared it on my FB fan page and am actually going to do it, not just pin it! 🙂

  19. Thank you for sharing – encouraging – inspiring… so nice of you! God bless you today and everyday – what a beautiful soul!