Though vB3's days are numbered, but I'll throw this out there anyway.
There was a discussion thread in SWK's Ahto forum about the best way to go about birthday recognition between members. It occurred to me that if the name of the forum user was changed to a different color, say cyan or orange, on their birthday, it would be a simple thing to recognize.
Even if this color change only affected the name list on the main LFN page (i.e. http://www.lucasforums.com
page), it would be an effective reminder.