A popular tradition in the Waldorf philosophy is the telling of a birthday story for children. A basic birthday story can be found in the book Beyond the Rainbow Bridge, by Barbara J. Patterson and Pamela Bradley. You can adapt this story to tell specifically about your child (children love to hear stories about themselves!). What I did was adapt a birthday story for Lizzy and made the book through shutterfly. It was fairly simple to make and I feel it will be a special part of Lizzy's birthdays to come.