Life begins at 60! That’s what the Chinese believe: when a person reaches this age, they’ve passed through all the twelve animals of Chinese astrology, and the five elements: fire, earth, water, wood, and metal. It’s time to begin a whole new cycle, so 60th birthdays are celebrated on a grand scale.
We rather like this idea, and whichever way you look at it, this birthday is a milestone in anyone’s life.
Choose 60th birthday flowers as you would for a recipient of any other age, based on their gender and their colour preferences. While stereotypes are fast breaking down, we find that pink is many women’s favourite colour, and for men you can’t go wrong with cool colours such as blue, purple, and white. And because a 60th birthday is something to be shouted from the rooftops. why not make your gift of flowers even more of an occasion by including one or more helium balloons?
We’ll also include a card inscribed with your personal message. A touch of gentle humour may be appropriate here: “Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re not really 60, you’re 30 x 2!” Or if you need inspiration, perhaps these birthday card message suggestions will help.