Making December Birthdays Special
Eighteen years ago on December 26th I gave birth to our twins, Grant and Russell. Russell is all of four minutes older than Grant and they both weighed over 6 pounds. Does that give you an idea of how I looked at Christmas that year? Picture an elephant with a green silk maternity top. That would be close.
They were the best Christmas present I have ever received and it’s so hard to believe my 6 foot 8 babies are turning 18!
Anyone with a December birthday can tell you that it isn’t the best month for a party. My mom’s birthday was the 23rd and every birthday present she ever received was wrapped in Christmas paper. So how do you make a December birthday special? Especially one the day after Christmas?
What we did was for the first ten years we celebrated on the 26th by taking them and their cousins to Baskin Robbins for ice cream and a small gift. Then on the 4th of July we had a cookout and party on our deck. The park right down the road from us always had a fireworks celebration and so we’d sit in the front yard and watch the display. For years the boys thought the fireworks were in honor of their birthday.
Recently I ran into a lady whose granddaughter has the same birthday as our boys. To make her day special she bought her a pink Christmas tree and is adding a pink ornament to it every year.
Another friend whose son shares the 26th birthday too (good day for babies obviously) takes down all her decorations on the night of the 25th and decorates for a birthday party on the 26th (I admire her energy).
What about it readers? Do you or does someone you know have a December birthday? How do you make the day special? We’d love to hear about it! Post your comments below!