Yes ((16forever)), bdays are special. They happen once a year for as many years as we are blessed to have them. I think people are to be treated well everyday but the bday....of course you want a little something extra from those closest to you. Something that said, "I thought of you." Or, "I know you."
I didn't fuss only cuz last year was good but isn't every year supposed to be it made me sad he didn't do more it felt like any old day I guess I feel like I got cheated
I would suggest you either tell him directly or in writing that while he can't change this past bday, it would be nice in the future to put some effort towards the day. You don't have to be nasty about it but you really must let him know how you feel.
Our feelings are hurt so much easier after the I know I would have felt the same way in your shoes. I do try to plan something special for me - by me - regardless.
Also, have you guys read the 5 Love Languages? Perhaps affirmation and gifts are not his thing but if they are yours, then this is how you receive love. Or, you can take the quiz on the web site by the same name. Both do it!