Wishing Richard Armitage a Very Happy 44th Birthday on Saturday, August 22, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#799)

The birthdays of children are always excitement filled as they gleefully rip through carefully and brightly wrapped gift packages. This delight can carry far into our adulthood. But at some point, we care less about receiving gifts and take more joy in being with our loved ones. At least I do.


At this point in my life, the only gifts to me that I would welcome would be hand lotion or hot cocoa. Seriously–both are consumables, eminently practical, and do not require dusting. I would rather see the money spent in better ways than in a gift to me–that would require dusting. However, gifts of time spent shared together? They are priceless and much appreciated!


And the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (right for The Crucible) has 2014Crucible_Poster_686x1020-RichardArmitage-5StarReviews_Aug2115ranet-sizedlong expressed a similar perspective–he asks his fans to kindly not send him gifts. But if his fans are in a giving mood, he humbly asks them to please consider donating to charity. And Mr. Armitage’s Just Giving sites currently boasts a variety of charities that he supports, several charities having to do with the welfare of children, such as Childline that I tend to donate to via RA’s Just Giving site.

So this year for his 44th birthday, Richard Armitage [below] invites/challenges gift giving minded fans to consider making a donation to The Cybersmile Foundation link on his Just Giving site. He recently became and Ambassador for Cybersmile’s anti cyberbullying initiatives.

RichardArmitageTweet--44BDayDonations-toCyberSmileFoundation_Aug2015RCAThanks to RANet for pointing me to this RCA tweet link above!


GratianaLovelace--donationtoCyberSmile-onRichardArmitage-JustGiving-site_Aug2115gratiSo I took up Mr. Armitage’s 44th birthday donation challenge and donated a modest $14.44 GBP. And remember if you’re in the US–as I am–be sure to check the exchange rate and which currency you are donating in.

But hey, Richard, we fans have to celebrate a little bit–with birthday wishes, and fan 2015--RichardArmitage-44th-Birthday-wallpaper_Aug2215byAnnBoudreau-sizedparties, too! Ha! And with lovely Birthday message wallpapers (such as by Ann Boudreau, right). These activities are part of the great fun of this fandom, the camaraderie and friendships that we enjoy with each other. Now that is a true gift–and it is born of our shared admiration for and appreciation of the gentlemanly Richard Armitage.   Thank you, sir!


And I’m sure that there will be a plethora of Richard Armitage 44th (2015) birthday videos by fans that we will all enjoy–in addition to the lovely 44th birthday video that I shared earlier–as well as my post with a retrospective of past years’ RA bday fan made vids. So I will try to post those video links in the comments as I see them.  But RA Fans with posts and creative content about Richard Armitage’s birthday are also invited to share their URL link in a comment below.


But in the mean time, below is a lovely new 2015 Richard Armitage 44th Birthday video by Patty Hale for us to enjoy–with my absolute favorite song. Cheers!


To close, here is a wish for all of us that Richard Armitage shared on his Weibo site (image 2015--RichardArmitage-let-us-cherish-each-other_Aug2115rcaweibo-viaRAC-sizedright):

“Let us in the online world, cherish each other, care about each other.”

Well said Mr. Armitage! Thanks to Teresa A for sharing this Armitage Army @ Richard Armitage Central image capture!


And my sentiments to Richard Armitage every year on his birthday are:

I wish for you every happiness that you wish for yourself.   Hugs & Cheers!




About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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27 Responses to Wishing Richard Armitage a Very Happy 44th Birthday on Saturday, August 22, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#799)

  1. August 22 & 23 & 26, 2015–Thanks for liking this post!

    frauvonelmdings, obscura, Servetus, ania- zrysiowana ja, & april73


  2. August 22, 2015–Lady Juliet reminds us of Richard’s 1 year anniversary of tweeting that coincides with his 44th birthday:


  3. August 22, 2015–The Cybersmile donations so far in honor of RA’s birthday garner poignant thanks from Richard Armitage:


  4. August 22, 2015–A short clip of video from the DaMan photo shoot:


  5. August 22, 2015–Me and Richard Armitage blog (by Servetus) will make a donation to Childline in honor of Richard Armitage’s birthday for each comment to her post! Blessings!



  6. August 22, 2015–Crystal Chandlyre’s earlier post about bullying and Cybersmile gives us much to think about:



  7. August 22, 2015–Obscura at her Ancient Armitage blog shares some RA “suits” for his 44th birthday. And some suits, never go out of style. *wink*



  8. August 22, 2015–Zan shares her perfect birthday date with Richard Armitage:



  9. August 22, 2015–Ania shares a lovely RA 44th birthday graphic and encourages donations:



  10. August 22, 2015–The King Richard Armitage site has two trivia quizzes to enjoy–with prizes!



    • Okay, I’m done with the quizzes. Wow! They were tough but very interesting! And I didn’t cheat and google anything.Which means that I did abysmally. Ha! But thanks to the KRA site for the fun activity! Good luck to others!


  11. Servetus says:

    Happy Armitage Day!

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  12. August 22, 2015–A Scottish Lady name Laura Day has quickly become my essential daily dose of lovely Richard Armitage images and gal chatting about them. Thanks ever so to her and all the Twitter ladies!

    Here is Laura’s latest RA portrait. Sighhhh!


  13. August 22,2015–And here again, is the Gege Faveri RA 44th Birthday video from the British Angels FB group that I shared in an earlier post:


  14. August 22, 2015–Marlise Boland of The Anglophile Channel tweeted her link for their post with links for all of their Richard Armitage interviews and related vids:


  15. August 23, 2015 (8:50am CST)–Update on the wonderfully generous donations given for the Cybersmile Foundation in honor of Richard Armitage’s 44th birthday on his Just Giving page:

    8574.83 pounds from 389 donations



  16. Guylty says:

    LOL – “gifts that require dusting”! I bet RA gets more than his fair share of those. Maybe he has them in a hermatically sealed storage cupboard to minimize dusting? ;-) Anyway, you put it very nicely that we as fans share camaraderie and friendship. That’s almost like a gift from him, isn’t it?

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  17. August 23, 2015–The All Things Armitage group has created a lovely 2015 RA 44th Birthday Video! Enjoy!


  18. August 23, 2015–Guylty shares her lovely RA 44th Birthday wishes on her blog, Guylty Pleasure!



  19. August 23, 2015–Vale @Armitagina makes a few guesses as to how Richard Armitage is spending his birthday weekend. To that, may I add that I hope he is enjoying himself! And I love this picture edit of one of RA’s 2013 Esquire UK portraits!


  20. August 23, 2015–And RANet shared a lovely retrospective of Richard Armitage’s year on its Happy 44th Birthday message page:



  21. August 25, 2015–Perry (Thanks!) shares Richard Armitage’s giving campaign and birthday wishes tweet thanks:



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