christmas/birthday time

Brittany - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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what in the world do u do when ur baby was born on dec. 23rd and christmas is two days later? i dont want to jip her bc her birthday is so close to christmas, but i dont want to go broke. Any helpful advice?

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Sahra - posted on 08/23/2010

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Dec 14th baby - we held the party the weekend before - no confussion with b-day/christmas gifts. A girlfriend of mine had her little one Dec23. She has the party the weekend before for his friends and a family one teh night of for cake and his b-day gifts. the next day everyone knows to return to the house for x-mas eve dinner and gift exchange - x-mas gift exchange.

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Nikki - posted on 09/18/2010

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my son is born on the 20th...i start buying in october so that he has a nice birthday and christmas

Marlana - posted on 09/16/2010

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Because December it such an expensive time of the year any way for use, birthday, christmas, and property tax time, something we do is buy things when they are on sale throughout the year. We bought alot of toys for our daughter after christmas last year when there was a big sale for this christmas.

Summer - posted on 09/14/2010

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My is December 10 so its two gifts from now and i informed a lot of people already dont do the one gift if u want to get bday then do bday if u doing christmas do it, i also dont want to confuse him abt his bday and christmas.

Megan - posted on 09/14/2010

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you can get away when they're little with doing something nice and special at home but once she's older (like 7+) then it really becomes an issue. for now, make her day special and mark it as only her birthday (as many other mums have stated) but when she gets older as her if she would like to celebrate half way through the year or not. frankly, i know the heartache of being a teen with a close christmas birthday and my daughter will too. ALWAYS make sure you NEVER give her combination gifts. anyone born in december knows what i mean - you may as well not have either celebration.

Aniesha - posted on 09/14/2010

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Buy presents throughout the year. My son's b'day is 20th Dec, and that's hectic enough! But this year I've just been really prepared, and buying stuff when I can, going to baby markets, using ebay etc. Have got some great stuff and it's completely taken the stress out of it for me. Plus I get to buy what I actually want, instead of just buying for the sake of buying.

Pam - posted on 09/13/2010

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my son was born on the 19th so what i do is have a b-day party the weekend before somekind of theme and cake and icecream one big gift from me and his dad and let everyone no what the theme is so if they wont to get him something they can get something small.

Louise - posted on 09/11/2010

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my son was born on the 11th december he still gets spoilt rotten on both days u just dont have to go all out i layby everything so then when the time comes around i dont have to worry about presents and things its all done all i have to pay for is his cake and its all sorted i think its nice to have there b-day and xmas seperate because thats there day if you do them on the same day its a bit sad but its up to you how you wont to spend it.

Shannon - posted on 09/10/2010

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i don't know how about a baby born the day after xmas that's my daughter. I also have 2 other dec bdays the 10th and the 4th. I'm so broke after xmas.

Debbie - posted on 09/10/2010

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lol my is 5 days after christmas and i say i dont want to jip him either lol but wht to do i guess we hve to buy an extra gift just for there birthday right

Natalie - posted on 09/09/2010

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I buy throughout the whole year. We celebrate both (Dec.10th bday). She got to keep out her birthday toys but everything she opened for christmas I put away (she is still little so I;ll be able to do it again this year) and take a couple out every couple of months.

Kris - posted on 09/08/2010

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Dec 29th baby - we like the half birthday idea and did cake and a few little presents for her in June.I think having another special day is fun for them. (Although we now also celebrate my son's half birthday, too, but that's ok ; ) I agree with buying stuff throughout the year or in the few months leading up to December also.

Natasha - posted on 08/23/2010

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My daughters birthday is Christmas Day so last year we had a cake after dinner and marked the occasion and had a party with all our friends on the 28th. When she gets bigger I will start having a half birthday party fo her in July so she can have the bouncy castle and all that.

Desirée - posted on 08/23/2010

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My daughter was born on Xmas day, and we have a bday for her a few weeks after, so the xmas rush is gone, and it's entirely HER day.

Seren - posted on 08/22/2010

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My daughters birthday is 3 days after christmas. I decided when she was a few months old that i would start collecting presents for either her birthday or christmas and just put them away. That way you buy presents throughout the year without spending huge amounts at the end of the year!!

Shannon - posted on 08/22/2010

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I know this doesn't work for most people, but we skip Christmas and celebrate my daughter's birthday. Individual birthdays in our household always beat out commercialized holidays. This is not trying to start anything or hurt any feelings, just what our family chooses to do.

Crystal - posted on 08/20/2010

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my son was born on christmas day so we wait untill a few weeks after his birthday and have a special day for him then.

Tiffani - posted on 08/20/2010

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We are just going to have a special dinner with family and cake for her birthday. We will do fun activities that day and make sure she knows it's her celebration. But because of the money and time stress that everyone feels so close to the holidays (also her friends visiting relatives durning vacation) We thought we would throw her a big "Un-birthday party" in June when she turns whatever-and-a-half. That way her friends could be in town (when she's big enough to have friends) and their parents wouldn't feel any extra pressure durning the holidays to spend money or to have another party to cram into an already tight schedule.

We (Mom and Dad) will get her something smaller for her birthday in addition to the activities she chooses, but she will get the Big birthday presents in June.

Natalie - posted on 08/20/2010

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My daughter was born 2 weeks before Christmas so what we do is give her a few smaller gifts on her birthday and save the rest for Christmas day. Hope that helps!

Stacie - posted on 10/14/2009

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The good news is our babies get the benefit of black Friday! We can get SO much more for the money because everything is on sale! Oh, and I have found a lot of nice name-brand toys at Big Lots. It's a cheap way to keep my little one entertained. Not to mention, at this age, all they care about is the excitement of opening the box, and then they end up playing with the packaging, and not the toy anyway. Don't stress out - espeically this first year!

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