If your birthday happens to fall in either December or January you probably know what I’m asking. Is having your birthday better in December — before Christmas — or right after in January?
I know some people whose birthdays are so close to Christmas that their birthdays are slightly overlooked, lumped in with the Christmas celebration or perhaps postponed to a later date. After all, December is a very busy month with decorating, shopping, wrapping, and parties.
But what about January? My birthday is three weeks after Christmas and for the most part, I think it’s better than having it in December because the holiday season is officially over, decorations are down, and an event to celebrate is welcomed. However it’s also a time when people have recently bought you a gift, may be sick of shopping or cutting back their spending so they can pay their December bills (then again January is a big month for sales.) It’s also a time of year when many, including myself, decide to make a New Year’s resolution to cut out sweets and eat healthier, but then my birthday rolls around and I have to indulge.
I guess you could answer another birthday is a gift in and of itself no matter when it occurs, but I thought it would be fun to ask any of you who celebrate a birthday in December or January what your thoughts were about having a birthday so close to Christmas and the New Year. Did you ever feel slighted or wished your birthday fell a different time? Do any of your children have a birthday this time of year? How do you make it special? Share your thoughts here and if you happen to have a birthday this or next month — Happy Birthday!!