Hello! I had my little girl on Dec. 12. She is the only girl out of 6 kids. Anyone else finding it hard to deal with their birthdays and christmas?

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Claire - posted on 11/22/2009

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my 2 sons have birthdays in dec one on the 6th and the other on the 19th dec we either buy individual presents or a joint present for birthdays or for christmas our eldest has slight cp and the youngest has developmental delay they don't really know anything about christmas and unwrapping presents so we have to do it for them

Shawna - posted on 11/18/2009

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yes!!!! but he has so much extended family that basically what we've done is buy him one present on his birthday, plus the birthday party stuff....his friends and family provide the rest of the presents. that way, he gets more from "santa" on christmas.

Christie - posted on 05/17/2009

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My daughters bday is Dec. 31st. I've haven't had any problems dealing with her bday and Christmas being so close together. Her 1yr old party I have the week after New Years Eve, her 2nd bday party I had in the beginning of Dec. and her 3rd bday party I had the weekend after Xmas. So as far as celebrating her bday I just have it whenever it will fit my schedule around the holidays. Oh and since we pay for her bday parties, that is her bday gift from us.

If you mean financially..........I start my Xmas shopping in Sept/Oct. I will pick up 1 or 2 gifts each week. This plan works for me bcz I only pay cash and I'm not dealing with the holiday crowd!

Melissa - posted on 03/15/2009

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My daughter was born on the 28th Dec 2005 - 8 days early. Thankfully the family make it so she gets both a christmas and birthday just like everyone else - no joined gifts. Birthday parties are hard because all her friends are away on holidays with their families.  She is still only little so doesnt understand however when she is older we will possibly celebrate her birthday throughout the year so she too gets to celebrate her birthday with her friends.

Meg - posted on 03/13/2009

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My youngest was born Dec 7, which feels like *just* enough distance to celebrate both. We make a huge deal out of 1st and 10th birthdays in our family, and the rest are pretty low-key: a cake, a few friends, one gift in the $15 range from us and one similar range gift from their brothers (we have 3 boys). If guests bring gifts, that's fine, and we have a great time without making a huge deal. Then when Solstice comes on Dec 21 and they get to open everything we've gotten for each other, it's a bigger deal. Then the 25th at my sister's with Grandma and the cousins and everything, and usually some early Jan gift exchange at the othjer grandfolks.

Kristina - posted on 03/02/2009

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ugh... I hate it that relatives do the "this is for christmas AND his birthday" with presents... how is that fair?      my son was born on December 30th... so it's pretty close

Kristina - posted on 03/02/2009

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ugh... I hate it that relatives do the "this is for christmas AND his birthday" with presents... how is that fair?      my son was born on December 30th... so it's pretty close

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

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My husband and I have also been thinking about the half birthday idea. December is just such a busy month with shopping and visiting family and school and work parties. My son's birthday just gets squeezed into all the activities. I would really like to make his day more special.

Alicia - posted on 02/10/2009

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I am a dec 9th b-day and my daughter is dec 31st and yes it is hard when it is soo close to christmas!!

Tanya - posted on 02/07/2009

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Hello there!
This year, I had a "animal" themed birthday party for my daughter. We invited 8 of her little friends and we had a blast. I had a play-doe table, lots of balloons and expandable tunnels for playing. Our home is decorated for the holiday season but I do create a special area for the birthday girl. It's her special day!
My birthday lands in December as well. My mom always had special themes created for my birthday. I never felt ripped off as a child because of the holiday season. In fact, I felt very luck! Christmas lights, christmas decorations and of course, the tree. It's the most beautiful season to have a birthday! Of course, that's my opinion! :)

Nicole - posted on 01/24/2009

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Rio my son was born dec 30th and we have thought about doing a half birthday and when hes older if thats when he wants to celebrate we will. But for now we just make sure to make them seperate. We do christmas and things settle down tree is put away etc and then for his birthday we do a little party and sing happy birthday etc, and so far hasnt been an issue. We do find it gets costly, but we just buy as many things as we would for christmas and then keep a few special ones back or else split in half the ifts so he gets presents for both christmas and birthday.

Peta - posted on 01/11/2009

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My little boy is a December 12 baby too. My daughter's birthday is in November and in these two months we also have 5 other nieces and nephews' birthdays. I spend alot of time during this period stressing about whether we have bought enough for either baby without going overboard before Christmas and then also making sure that we don't miss any of the other birthdays. It's hectic, i've started lay-buying things throughout the year to help take some of the stress off, it does help if you can manage to be organised enough. 

Maggie - posted on 01/11/2009

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yes I agree my daughter was born on the 20th so we try and do the family party early in the month and on her real birthday we celebrate with mommy daddy and her baby brother and that's when we also give her her birthday present so she doesn't get overloaded with gifts just before Christmas..

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2009

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We had the big 1 year party for my daughter on her birthday, Dec. 30th, and for her 2nd birthday we just had little cupcakes with immediate family and started telling her we'd celebrate on her half-birthday, so at 2 1/2 we made a cake and she loved it.  When she turned 3, she still got a few gifts, but we did try to tell everyone we would be having the half birthday party, so I think by next year it will be catching on and everyone will know so most of the gifts will come in June.  It is just that her birthday really does fall right in the middle of all the holidays and it will be harder and harder to separate. I also don't want my son to feel like she gets extra, though, so he'll probably get a little gift on his half birthday, to compensate for the gift or two she will always get on her actual birthday. 

Miche - posted on 01/10/2009

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My husband and I are thinking about doing a half birthday in June. That way my lil' one gets the love that all the other ones get. It always seems like December babies get short changed, and I have some friend who do the samething. It makes it a little easier on the pocket book too.

Alicja - posted on 01/09/2009

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I was so happy when I found out my due date was in mid January with my daughter but she came early on Dec 11, 2005 and just this past birthday (her 3rd) we threw a BIG party. I think we'll throw a big party every other year from now on and just do something special with her on all the other years. We have another baby due in April so We'll still be spending the money on a party every year. I hope this will work out and we're not being cheap or not caring but I don't know what else to do ! My daughter still talks about her party and hardly mentions Christmas so I don't know. I'm a December baby myself and it's not very fun !

Stacy - posted on 01/02/2009

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Congrats and my daughter was born Dec 16th and my son was born on Jan 3rd so we're hit all ways before and right after christmas.We usually buy them a few things they want for birthdays and more on christmas.My daughter turned 8 and she asked for a ds so thats what she got and a game it was 140 dollars so we stayed with budget.We usually spend 100 for b days but that's all she asked for for her b day so she got it lol

Lesley - posted on 01/02/2009

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My sons birthday is on the 21st december and i do find it extremely hard trying to find the money to pay for two celebrations, he's still young at the moment so doesn't really understand but i dreed when he's old enough to understand lol

Kim - posted on 12/24/2008

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My daughter's birthday is the 22nd. My husband and I have tossed around the idea of celebrating a 1/2 birthday in June once she gets a little older.

Misty - posted on 12/20/2008

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We have 4 Christmas' every year because me and my DH have divorced parents. That means Christmas presents are taken care of by the grandparents. My daughter's birthday this year was on the 16th, so we celebrated it the weekend before. We also make it a really BIG deal. We spent our money on birthday gifts. She also gets to pick out the place of her birthday and this year she picked McDonald's. And on her actual birthday, she got to open more gifts and we took her to see Madagascar 2. She loved it!!! We just want her to feel extra special on her birthday.

Michelle - posted on 12/19/2008

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my son's bday is on the 17th of dec. my mother in law comes up to visit on the holidays, so her side of the family celebrates his bday at thanksgiving; then my husband, my parents and our friends celebrate on his bday, and then we have xmas. its like he gets a month of presents........

Michelle - posted on 12/15/2008

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Happy be-lated b-day to your sweet angel! I have had to deal with the holiday /birthday issue my whole life ( my b-day is Jan 1) so I knew when I found out my due date ( Jan 7th 06 he was a week early) that I was going to make the Birthday a BIG deal. I have been doing extra "fun" things with my son every weekend. For his actual b-day I am making cupcakes with "CARS" cupcake papers. At his daycare ( school) I am bringing in an edible arrangement for his family/friend party he is getting a "Cars" cake. I am also taking him to play at the children's museum and just making him feel extra special for the whole month of his b-day. He is an only child so it is easier for me to spend more quality time with him. A friend of mine has an un-birthday mid June for her Dec 18th daughter's b-day. Pool party and she even arranged for an ice cream truck to come to their home instead of having b-day cake. Pretty cool!

Jackie - posted on 12/09/2008

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oh yes! Between Sept and xmas I have 6 Birthdays & an anniversary to celebrate! It's crazy! I feel bad always that my daughter will feel cheated on her birthday so I always go overboard, which is insane cause she doesn't even understand that her birthday and xmas are close. What am I gonna be like when she actually does!! :)

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