If you're reading this, it's likely because you too have the unique challenge of celebrating your special day during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
First of all, let's address the elephant in the room: no, your parents did not intentionally plan your birth around Christmas or New Year's just to save on birthday gifts. But that doesn't mean they didn't benefit from the added joy and cheer of having a birthday celebration amidst all the holiday cheer.
So, what are the challenges of having a birthday in the holiday months? For starters, it can be tough to get the attention and focus your special day deserves. After all, there are Christmas lights to hang, presents to wrap, and holiday parties to attend. It's easy for your birthday to get lost in the shuffle.
But don't despair! There are ways to make your holiday birthday extra special, despite the added competition for attention. Here are a few ideas:
Embrace the holiday theme: Have a holiday-themed birthday party and incorporate some of your favorite holiday traditions. You could have a Christmas movie marathon, bake cookies, or decorate a tree.
Plan a getaway: If you want to get away from the holiday craziness, consider planning a trip or staycation for just you and your closest friends and family. This will allow you to celebrate your special day on your own terms, without any distractions.
Combine gifts: If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of receiving both holiday and birthday gifts, consider asking your friends and family to combine their presents into one big celebration. This way, you can focus on enjoying your special day without feeling like you have too much stuff to sort through.
So don't let the holiday season get you down! Embrace the unique challenges and opportunities of having a birthday in December or January, and make it a celebration to remember. Happy birthday!