Yay, we made it to the weekend! I am so excited Christmas is only a few days away, which means it’s also almost my birthday! Yes that’s right, my Birthday is on Christmas Day. Anyway, back to the weekend, what does everyone have planned? I am having a fun filled Birthday weekend. I’m not even kidding when I say I’m getting an entire weekend. Today, I’m having a birthday dinner and celebration with my family, Saturday will be my celebration with James and Sunday with my in-laws. Then of course my actual birthday on Christmas Day we will celebrate again.
It never fails, when someone finds out my birthday is on Christmas Day I’m guaranteed to get the “Ooh how was that? I bet that sucked.” I’m not even kidding when I say I get that EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. But, honestly it has never been bad. Maybe it’s just all I know, but I also have to give credit to my parents. Growing up Christmas and my Birthday were kept separate. We would have Christmas morning and do presents, then in the afternoon we would have my Birthday. As I have gotten older traditions and things have changed so it has gotten lost a bit, so I understand a why people ask that question.
As a person who has had their birthday on a major holiday I know a lot about how it feels to sometimes get lost in the mix. So I wanted to share a few tips on making a person feel special and celebrated through all of the holiday madness.
Tips To Celebrating A Birthday On A Major Holiday
- Keep gifts separate. If it’s a holiday where there are gifts, DON’T give a dual gift. You know, one that covers both their birthday and the holiday being celebrated. The only time this is acceptable is if the person ask for something on the expensive side and that’s all they want. For example, last year I wanted a nice camera to start working with for blogging. It was quite expensive so that’s pretty much all I got. However, James is so sweet and thoughtful and still got me a few things to keep things separate.
- Celebrate on a different day. If you can make it work, plan another day to celebrate their birthday. This way the person gets to experience having their birthday separate from the holiday. You know, just like everyone else get’s a day for their birthday, we want that too! If it’s too hard to plan an entirely different day, then do something like my parents did, Christmas in the morning and only birthday in the afternoon.
- Create a theme for the birthday. My family has actually done this a few times and it was so fun! One year after our Christmas celebration we transformed the house to have a fiesta birthday celebration. Another year we did an Italian theme. This creates an entirely different vibe and it really feels like the celebrations are separate.
On a side note, how cute is this green dress? I love the tie front detail and the cold shoulder. This dress is so flattering and perfect for this time of year. I also love this color and it’s so soft. It’s kind of like wearing a great fitted t-shirt dress.
SO there you have it! Do you know anyone with a birthday on Christmas Day? Or really, any one with a Birthday on a major holiday? If you know their experience I’d love to hear about it and any tips you or they have on keeping the celebrations separate!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend and an even better Holiday celebration!
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