Tips for a December Birthday

In my family there are quite a few birthdays in December which are pretty close to Chritmas as well. My nans is on the 15th, Blake's on the 16th and then my nephew Finn's is on Christmas day. So the most expensive month also happens to be an even more expensive time of year for us.

With this said I do feel its still so important to celebrate those December birthdays and have them separate from Christmas when possible. I thought I'd share my tips on combating the issues surrounding a December Birthday:

Keep it seperate
Yes I do mean everything the decor, food, gifts etc. Yes we have our Christmas decorations up however Blake still gets both birthday and Christmas presents but never joint ones. We make sure his birthday gifts are wrapped in birthday paper, that he has birthday decorations up and we have yummy birthday food and cake.

Plan parties people can attend
It's tricky so close to Christmas to hold a party for Blake so we opt for the first weekend in December,  if we can. I know a few people try and opt for parties end of November or mid January though to make it a little easier.

Plan around the date
For example we are going to Butlins this year prior to Blake's birthday which will be filled with Christmas things but I made sure we would be back home before his birthday and won't be doing anything Christmas related on that day.

Treat their birthday like any other
In other words don't treat the birthday boy/girls December Birthday any different from a Birthday at any other time of the year.

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