1st Birthday and Near Christmas!

Vanessa - posted on 01/11/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Andrews was 16th. How can I post a photo of his b-day and I would.
Some people have told me that they do a 1/2 Birthday for there child instead.
Like in June. Have any of you thought about doing that. I have mix thoughts on it.
thanks for the invite. ~ Vanessa

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Masego - posted on 02/02/2009

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My son's b-day is on Christmas Eve. Preparing for his b-day & Christmas was hectic. I have decided to Celebrate both Christmas & his b-day on the same day (25th) after last year's fiasco.

Jessica - posted on 02/02/2009

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My daughters birthday is dec.12th and cause shes only a year it wasnt such a big deal but this year will probably be pretty hard

Robyn - posted on 02/02/2009

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I've thought of doing something like this but probably wont...my daughter was born Dec.20 and we were overloaded having her bday and xmas all in one week. I have toys put in storage and clothes she may not get to wear. Next year I am going to tell different family members different sizes/seasons, this year everyone bought all the same size which she wears now and was already stocked in. hth.

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My DD was born on the 30th. We will always keep it seperate from Christmas and have a proper celebration for her. I think 1/2 birthdays are a bit silly in my opinion.

User - posted on 02/01/2009

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my little guy is also born on the 20 th and we will celebrate on that day unless some day he decides he would like to separate it from christmas. my sister is on the 24th but she is now 23, she decided last year that we would do her bday at the beginning of december.

Jenette - posted on 02/01/2009

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The sudden, massive influx of toys in December (from family not from us) all at once is an issue. This year we held some back after he opened them and introduced them more gradually over the next few weeks but that will be harder to do as he gets older ... What happens later when he wants big ticket items mid-year but his birthday is still far way?

Darlene - posted on 01/31/2009

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I have to agree with making sure that the is a celebration for both birthday and Christmas. My son was born on the 14th. We had planned to have his party on his birthday, but thanks to a loverly bout of RSV, we had to postpone. I think the hardest thing is getting a double surge of toys once a year.

Shanda - posted on 01/31/2009

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My daughter turned 1 on December 10th...I had a birthday party for her @ Chuck E. Cheese, and we went out to dinner on her actual birthday. I dnt plan on having a party every year since her bday is 2 weeks before Xmas...but I do plan on alway making her day "extra" special, no matter what!

Rachel - posted on 01/29/2009

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my daughter Charley is on the 12th... i think its very important to still celebrate their birthday on or very near to their actual bday...for instance, if my oldest sons bday fell on a tuesday, i would have the party on a saturday, so that he could have a whole day for himself....and with hers being close to cristmas, my son gets to look forward to christmas presents AND birthday presents, and i want the same for my daughter....I dont belive in getting her less, perhaps just getting it earlier to save on the cash crunch...but no, i would not do a half birthday...its her day because she was born on that day....why celebrate half way through??? thats like...when you were 3 months pregnant...lol sorry for ranting on and on

Suzanne - posted on 01/29/2009

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My daughter Peyton is 1 and her birthday is on the 21st of Dec. We decided to give her a birthday party at the beginning of the month... that way family from both sides got to see her and it wasnt nearly as hectic as it woulda have been if we would have thrown the party closer to christmas. Also then she gets to celebrate both occasions seperate. :o)

Samantha - posted on 01/29/2009

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My youngest son's birthday is dec 10th, 2007 and my oldest son's birthday is jan 4th, 2007. Its hard to celebrate one then have christmas then celebrate the others. But i want them to have there own day.  My family has suggested celebrating them together but i dont like the idea.

Stephanie - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son was born on the 17th. He celebrated his 1st birthday this past december. I think that it's important to make sure you celebrate them separately. My brother was born on Jan. 4 and my parents always made sure that she had separate gifts for him for christmas and his birthday.

Stephanie - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son was born on the 17th. He celebrated his 1st birthday this past december. I think that it's important to make sure you celebrate them separately. My brother was born on Jan. 4 and my parents always made sure that she had separate gifts for him for christmas and his birthday.

Kim Marie Ford - posted on 01/26/2009

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I have a 4 year old who was born Dec. 7th and my 1 year old just celebrated his birthday on Dec. 27th. My family asked why I didn't just celebrate his birthday on Christmas since everyone that was invited to his party from my family was already together for Christmas but I refused. I want his birthday to be seperate from Christmas.

Rachel - posted on 01/23/2009

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My son was born Dec.31st and my b'day is Jan.1, oldest son Jan.11.  We are all together!  My DH doesn't like the idea of celebrating in June, I asked.  This year i had there b'day together on Jan. 3rd.  My parents always celebrated my b'day on the day and had parties the weekend after, so it's not big deal. Just have to wait another year before you get presents again!

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2009

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My daughter was born on Christmas day! I found it hard this year to celebrate it because there is so much going on that day! So I've deceided to have her birthday celebrations on boxing day from now on! I find that not much is going on that day so I think it will be a great time for her!! Honestly, I think if a child is born in December, it's hard because people are so busy! But it's important to celebrate and honour them!!

Tricia - posted on 01/18/2009

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Kean was born the 5th and we had his party the next day (since it was a Saturday). My birthday is January 1st so I have had the same issue my whole life. My parents always had my birthday on or around that day. I did share my parties with my younger sister (Jan. 7) once she was born. But we always kept birthdays and Christmas separate. I will do that with Kean also since that is his big day!

Trace - posted on 01/18/2009

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My daughter Zoe was born on Dec 19th and we celebrated with just family on her actual birthday where we decorated the Christmas tree, had dinner and cake. We had her big party on Jan 10th because so many people are busy right before Christmas but are always looking for something fun to do when the holidays are over. I have come to realize that her birthday is what it is and she will have to get used to it being in the winter and near Christmas. It is a joyous time of year to have a celebration.

Sharon - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hmm, my son's birthday is 20 December, so close to Christmas.  My husband said we should celebrate it on the 2nd (take the 0 off 20th) but I don't agree.  I too have thought about a celebration of some sort in the middle of the year but have dropped the notion. His birthday is what it is and I want him to enjoy his special day, I don't want him growing up hating the fact that he was born at Christmas but rather, thinking it's a great time of year for him to celebrate.  I guess it's up to us to make it special for him.

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