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Shannon - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My son was born on December 26th.......any ideas about keeping Christmas and his birthday separate?

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Laura - posted on 12/03/2008

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My son's birthday is the 20th of December, and he has his own "birthday tree". It's a small Christmas tree with white lights, and every year it will be decorated in that year's birthday theme (this year it's Pooh) and we'll put his gifts (wrapped only in birthday paper, of course) beneath it. I think it will be a blast in future years! :)

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LadyJane - posted on 12/21/2011

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My mom used Christmas wrapping paper for my birthday and it didn't bother me a bit. After all it was still separate, and it was exciting to have my birthday presents wrapped this way.

LadyJane - posted on 12/21/2011

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Get them their own Birthday tree they can decorate themselves, and have "Santa" also give them birthday presents...

My mom did this with me and it was awesome. I was the only one in my school to get birthday presents from Santa that really said Happy Birthday from Santa on them... My birthday is Dec. 27

Jenny - posted on 11/30/2008

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My boy is a New Years baby. Born at 11:34 pm- Due date was Christmas day, but is still close. So, we decided that we will celebrate his birthday on new years each year, but it'll be a smaller celebration, as Christmas will have just passed. Both of our birthdays are in September, so we think that we'll do a yearly celebration sometime then, and the family can attend also. Most of out family lives 4-6 hrs away, and we already know they aren't going to make a trip in the snow- on new years, no less- so, as our boy gets older, he'll understand, and it'll be like he's getting two birthdays. Only way we could figure how to seperate the two holidays and his birthday.

Fe - posted on 11/29/2008

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I was so worried about this for my son born on 12/22 as he was 3 weeks late and I had extra time to fret. The half birthday with a small party on his real brithday is what we'll do starting when he is two.

Lalla - posted on 11/29/2008

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well, what were doing, is asking people to just buy something small for xmas, if anything, and saving the good pressies til her birthday (the day after your litle guy!). hopefully, she will grow up knowing her birthday is more special than christmas, as shes the only person getting gifts! but to save money, were just going to have a bbq, with nibblies, trifle and her cake. and of course her toys (we're getting her a wading pool and ball pit!) so it should be fun!

Louisa - posted on 11/29/2008

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My third son Connor was born on the 28th(he wasn't due until 10 Jan) but we are planning on taking the tree down earlier than normal to try and keep the two separate.

Stacey - posted on 11/22/2008

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My daughter's birthday is Christmas Day. I'm really stumped on this too! This year I am having a party for her on the 28th. It is easier now when they are small and don't really understand what is going on.

Shennen - posted on 11/22/2008

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Hi!!... My son, myself and my sister are all Dec 20th birthdays... Growing up, my parents would have the birthday fairy come into our rooms in the middle of the night and decorate for our birthday... and we would have presents seperate from Christmas... As we got older, we picked a day in the middle of the year to celebrate our fake birthday (mine is May 1st - Apr 1st is a good one, for April fools day) - that began to help us spread it out... It has become fun in my family, not a bother!... Good Luck :)

Kami - posted on 11/21/2008

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My daughter was born on the 12th and I am doing a 1st birthday party on her birhtday, but I have been thinking about once she gets older to celebrate with just the immediate family in the area (us 3 and my mom) on her birthday, and then having her actual party on the day we found out we were pregnant, April 15th.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/21/2008

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We are planning a small family celebration on the 28th and then a bigger party in January. As she gets older I will have to consider the half birthday idea. That is a great idea. My other kids are summer babies.

Jessica - posted on 11/21/2008

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Our son was born on the 21st and we came up with the idea of doing "day 21" throughout the year so every month on the 21st day we would do something special. That way he can have special days throughout the year and not just lumped with Christmas. My birthday is 2 weeks after Christmas so I know how it can feel!

Tracy - posted on 11/21/2008

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My son was born the 21st and this year we are just going to do something small with his grandparents and uncle on his birthday. Then we go out of state to see my parents for Christmas & then we will have a Christmas celebration with his local GParents when we get back. I think we'll celebrate xmas on the actual day with my parents and then his birthday with them the 30th....So, he'll have a week of celebrations!

Rachel - posted on 11/20/2008

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My son was born on the 18th of Dec. Hubby and Italked about what to do. We have desided that no matter what he will not get ripped of. It's not his fault he was born so close to Christmas.



So this year we have rent a space at the YMCA we have invited about 30 people and the kids will have gym and pool for playing

Colleen - posted on 11/20/2008

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Hello! My Girl was born Dec1st and I was born on the 22nd of Dec,My Mom had Started for me a half B-day were we would figure out every year the half way mark on the Calender and have Two parties that Made it special 4 me, anyway good luck,and it's great that ur trying,Keep it special!

April - posted on 11/19/2008

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My daughter was due the 25th. She was born on the 4th, so I don't have as big of an issue separating them. However, when we found out she was due on Christmas, I was planning on celebrating her birthday in the summer on her half-birthday. Maybe do something special as a family on the actual day, but save presents and parties for the summer b-day.

Tara - posted on 11/18/2008

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My sons Birthday is the 19th but we are having it on the 20 we are doing it seperate .. We are renting a room to accomidate 30 or so people for his 1st birthday and gonna have toys for kids to play with and cupcakes mickey mouse and Ethan will have his own cake and thell be appitizers and party favors !!

Jayne - posted on 11/18/2008

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Hi my daughter is actually 1 on the 20th December, and we have asked everyone for gifts for her birthday and clothes for her christmas so she can still enjoy the days. And as she gets older we are going to use her sister's birthday which is in the summer to do more things. We have also decided not to put the decorations up until after her birthday. Hope that helps.

Melissa - posted on 11/18/2008

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My daughter was born the day after Christmas too and I'm planning on having her party January 3rd which gives everyone the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the after christmas sales. Also, I'm going to make it a tradition to take that day off of work no matter what so that she and I will always have that day to celebrate her special day together. A few other tips I've heard...never never use christmas wrapping paper for birthday gifts (obvious, right?), always sing happy birthday, but never on christmas, don't combine the two, make sure you have at least one special birthday gift, but most important as long as he knows from mom (and dad?) that that's his special day, you can't go wrong. Sorry, I tend to ramble. =)

Jayme - posted on 11/18/2008

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My son was born on Dec 27th and I hav been thinking the same thing. I wan hi bday to be special and separate from Christmas

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im having my sons on the 20th a week prior to his bday. another idea is to have it i nthe new year(a week after) so that the stress of family visits and who gets what xmas/bday to share with your son is gone.

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