Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Birthday

What do these people have in common:

The answer? They all have the same birthday.

Christmas Day.
Christmas Birthday card
Having a Christmas birthday is an interesting thing. 84% of the time that someone finds out when my birthday is they will say something like "Oh, you're a Christmas baby." My response? "For my whole life." 60% of the time that statement is followed by one of the following questions:

"Did you get less/more presents?"
The simple answer is... I don't know. I don't have anything else to compare it to. I mean, my brothers were in high school when I was born and my birthday has always been on Christmas day, so it's not like it changed.

"Are your presents Christmas/birthday combos?"
Ideas for a Christmas Birthday Cake
My parents were really good about keeping the two events separate  We would celebrate Christmas in the morning, and my birthday was always celebrated at night. My Christmas presents were wrapped in Christmas paper and my birthday presents were wrapped in birthday paper. My cake/pie would sometimes be decorated in red and green however. I also have always loved getting the Christmas Birthday cards. Mostly because they are kind of hard to find, and I always imagine that person searching everywhere for one.

"Do you celebrate your birthday in the summer?"
Do you celebrate your birthday in 6 months before/after the date? My mom tried that once when I was little. I remember telling all the little kids that were there that it wasn't really my birthday. She never tried that again. Besides for that one party, I can only think of three others. One in 1st grade, one when I turned 16 and I had an Ugly Sweater/Bowling/26th birthday party. Maybe in 5 years I will have another party?

For me, I love it when someone actually remembers my birthday. I'm sure other people feel this way too, but when someone goes out of their way to say Happy Birthday to me, I just love it. I do get a lot of "oh yeah, today is your birthday huh?" One year my husbands best friends wife (did you follow that?) sent me a birthday card. I was so grateful for that little gesture.

Any holiday birthdays in your life?

Helene in Between


Jen said...

I'm sure it was sometimes tough having your birthday on such a big holiday.

Helene said...

I would find that hard, but this is so good to know for friends that have birthdays on or near the holidays!

and Happy Early birthday!!

Ashley said...

I am a new follower!!!

That is crazy that your birthday is on Christmas!! I am glad your Mom makes your birthday special and seperate!!

Feel free to pop by and say hello sometime!!

Alisa Marie said...

That's awesome that your bday is on Christmas!

Michelle Clark (AKA Miss Banana Pants) said...

I'm sure there are pros and cons to that birthday. Happy early one, by the way! I'll keep mine in September. I share mine with Jonathan Taylor Thomas who USED to be a hot little number, but what the heck happenned to him? Anywho, I'm a new friend and fan from the blog hop! Fancy meeting you! I'll be sure to stay around! :)

Ashley said...

Such a great idea to celebrate Christmas in the morning and your birthday at night. I've always wondered what Christmas Birthday people do about that.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

My uncle is a Halloween birthday, but that's it.

I'm so glad you got gifts wrapped differently. I'm a birthday nut. I'd be like yes yes Merry Christmas HELLO IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

Rachel said...

One of my cousin's birthday is Christmas Eve, and another one is on the 28th. I do feel like it would be easy to feel like your birthday gets a little lost in all the rest of the excitement. But it sounds like you've always had good experiences!

Rachel said...

My sister in law's celebrates the same day as you! She says she has always hated it, mostly because of the constant questions she has to field from everyone!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I found this post interresting :) have always wondererd about Christmas birthdays and you answered every possible question!