Christmas Babies!! Birthday vs. Christmas??

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My daughter was born this past Christmas. I have a 2 year old son whose birthday is Feb. 15th. My question is: What do you think I should do about her birthday? I don't want to take her birthday or her christmas away, and I don't want to take christmas away from my son by celebrating her birthday. Any opinions??

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Chassity - posted on 12/14/2011

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My daughter's birthday is Dec 19. It is so hard to have a December birthday party because everyone has Christmas plans and no one can make it. We always take her out to eat somewhere (her choice) with just us and close family (grandparents,aunt) then have her party in January or feburary. She will be 11 this year qnd we have been doing this since she started school.

Angela - posted on 04/15/2009

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my brother is a christmas baby, and as my baby went past his due date and got closer to being a christmas baby himself i kept thinking about the 20 years my brother has complained about his birthday being over shadowed by christmas. we as siblings thought it was great extra celebrations for christmas, my mother always kept the mornings for the christmas celebrations and in the afternoon after dinner was all birthday celebration. it has never been great for my brother, but it was better than anything else my mother could do. just explain to your son that he will have his birthday soon. even keep a christmas present back for him to open while you open your daughters b,day preasnts with her, get your son to help her would also work well. my brother now lives in sweden and gets his birthday on his birthday, as they celebrate christmas the day before on christmas eve. needless to say i asked to be induced and as i was 10 days over they agreed, so i had my boy on the 22nd... panic over. if all else fails, your daughter wont be interested in either chrismas or birthdays for a few years, if she is anything like mine were, by which time your son will understand better, which can only be a good thing! good luck!

Claire - posted on 04/15/2009

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My little girl was born on xmas day  so iv decided we are going to have xmas as normal then have her birthday on boxing bay so she understands that there is a differance between them.



 

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Thank you. That makes alot of sense. I don't really have to worry about it for a couple of years, but I like to plan ahead of time.

User - posted on 04/15/2009

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my daughter was born on christmas eve so are having half year birthday partys (with no pressies just a party) on 24th June because many people spend christmas eve with family or last minute shopping! then hyer real birthday with family and pressies!

Tiffani - posted on 04/15/2009

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I plan to have a small birthday celebration, only family and cake in December.  Then have a real party in July with friends and birthday gifts.  I had a friend born close to christmas who was dissapointed because so many of her friends were unable to attend parties because of chistmas plans.  I worry that birthday and Christmas may be overwhelming also I don't want to put a financial strain on people.

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