Dianne - posted on 12/09/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
My youngest child; my daughter Laura, was born in Dec. 2010, on the 21st. She'll be turning one in just a couple weeks! I can't believe it. Her birthday is SO close to Christmas; only four days. And even though I know that this year she's really too young to get it, in the future, she will. I know I can't be the only parent with children whose birthdays fall close to a major holiday, so my question is, how do you make the child's birthday special and separate? My thoughts so far have been to install some family traditions--like, every year, Laura will get one nice gift ON her actual birthday--not before, not after--and maybe also having me and her dad, and her big brother and big sister, sing to her every year, our special "Happy Birthday" song. What are some other things we could do to make the day special, and not roll it into Christmas?