I had an older brother who loved Star Wars, so I too, loved Star Wars.
When you are the youngest sibling and your older sibling becomes obsessed with something, you will go one of two ways. You will either loath it or love it. I went with the latter option.
We watched, we played with the action figures, ate off the dishware, wore the underoos, slept with the stuffed animals on the sheets, and reenacted our favorite scenes. When you love Star Wars, you always love Star Wars. It doesn’t fade with time, it actually gets stronger.
As a result my siblings and I have passed on this love to our children. My eldest son could name all the main characters before he was two.
But let me clarify something, while we all love Star Wars, we are not fanatics. I do not know all things Star Wars, nor do I know the names of obscure characters or their back histories. We’re not that bad.
Thanks to the internet and media there is now a ‘holiday’ for Star Wars. It is May 4th, why you ask (as if you don’t already know), because when you say “May the Fourth” it sounds like “May the Force“. I know, I know, geekdome at its highest.
As a result a SVG company (SVG Cutting Files) hosted a May the Fourth blog hop, and I received some fun Star Wars cutting files from them. (The hop was only the one day, so you can no longer participate or receive the files, sorry).
I used a couple of files to make some birthday cards for my Star Wars loving nieces.
I had intended cut out her name on the front, so that the inside color would show through, but I was having some major operator errors that day. I kept doing it backwards, upside down, etc. When I messed up with the last piece of cardstock, the night before I needed them, I had to improviser. I cut a rectangle out of the inside color and used the negative of her name.
Inside the Hello Kitty Yoda I phrased the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment just the way Yoda would.
You can actually translate words from Ewokese to English and back. Ewokese doesn’t have words for every English word, but they have enough. However, they do not have a phrase for “Happy Birthday” or anything close that I could use to convey that message. So the sentiment on the front of the card translates to “wow! Gee Whiz” or “Oh My Goodness!” as a way to show excitement.
In a similar design as the Yoda card, it just says “Happy Birthday” inside.
The girls loved them, and said they would keep them forever.