If your birthday happens to fall in either December or January you probably know what I’m about to ask: 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, “doubled up” 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, and they may be sick of shopping and have made the decision to tighten belts so they can pay their holiday bills. 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 one could answer that 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 have a birthday so close to Christmas and the New Year. Did you ever feel slighted or wished your birthday fell at a different time?
Do any of your children have birthdays 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!!