As a Christmas baby (born two days after Christmas, actually), I have always been asked, “Don’t you JUST hate having your birthday next to Christmas?” OR, “Don’t you get cheated out of birthday presents?” And as always, my answer is a big, fat, “NO.” My mom always made sure to make my birthday a separate and special occasion. And because she did, she really made my birthday feel miles away from Christmas. I always had separate birthday presents, a separate celebration and surprise! A birthday cake. Besides, I really don’t mind having a birthday close to Jesus. 🙂
So, when my youngest daughter was born on my birthday (on my 30th birthday of all years!), I promised to make sure her birthdays were made special just like my mom did for me. Here we are celebrating our birthdays in the hospital. And yes. She has socks on her hands. It’s the best anti-face-scratching system out there, I promise!
This year she turns two (Guess how old that makes me? Ahh!) and the cuteness has not stopped from day one. She is one awesome girl! For her birthday this year, I wanted to go the extra mile to make sure her birthday was great. No giving her her birthday gifts on Christmas, no skipping a birthday cake because of the innumerable family holiday feasts. This day would be her very own.So, first thing was first– Getting her a birthday card! Walmart has an amazing selection of Hallmark cards– rows upon rows of greeting card amazing-ness. With this much to choose from, I knew I would have no problem finding a birthday card that would fit her perfectly.
The inside of the card is a tri-fold with these cute little pop-out paper dolls that you can play with on the card. I love that it has an interactive purpose. Kids love that kind of stuff!I let her check out the card to see what she thought about it and yep– she instantly put on the personality that the card portrayed. I think she and the Hallmark birthday card are meant for each other! 🙂
Since my husband’s birthday is around the holidays too, I picked up this super cute card for him. He LOVES cats, so I thought this was perfect for him. The inside is super cute too, but I will let you run to Walmart and discover it for yourself! 🙂
I think she’s going to enjoy having her birthday around the Holidays just like I have– what do you think?
Also, SoFab has some nifty tips in their Holiday Issue to help you to remember birthdays around the Holidays! Check it out using the widget below.