With only 365 days in a year and thousands of years of recorded history, there's a good chance something important has happened on your birthday. Canvas users celebrated their birthday events with drawings.

With more than one million posts last year, Canvas is the image board of choice for meme junkies. Every afternoon, the Daily Dot highlights a collection of images that reflect Canvas users’ current obsession.

Illustration by Fernando Alfonso III

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