Anyone else out there have a holiday birthday? Mine lies right before Christmas and each year it is a scheduling ……..difficulty. It isn’t that people don’t want to celebrate my birthday but it is that they become too busy with their own families to join me in a birthday celebration. I have a few suggestions to anyone else who has such a birthday. They just might work for you.
Reschedule your birthday. It is YOUR birthday after all. This year we celebrated early, at my suggestion. The day was one that we could all agree on. Be careful of the re-schedule, however. One year, I asked to move my birthday to January but January came and passed; so did February and March. In April, I reminded people of the over sight and a birthday celebration was quickly rescheduled.
Skip your birthday altogether. As we all grow older, many of us do not want to be reminded of our actual age. I have actually started going “backwards” in my age when people ask me how old that I am. That keeps them quiet and wondering what my age really is. I am not ashamed to say that I am over 60 but the majority of people in society do consider anyone over 50 to be nearly invisible and obsolete. So keep them wondering.
Celebrate on any and every day that you want. I buy myself birthday treats throughout December. It is amazing all the things that I find for myself when I am Christmas shopping. I have even copied some people who celebrate a ½ birthday. June seems like a good time to also celebrate so I celebrate my real December birthday and my ½ birthday. Why not? I am surely worth it.
Observe your true birthday on the true date and throw the party yourself. I did this for one of my birthdays and everyone who attended had a great time. I bought the food and cake that I wanted. I had snacks galore and received great gifts. I did the planning for the party; all the others had to do was to bring me a present. I removed all of their stress and had a great party on my actual birthday.
Happy Birthday, December birthday ladies. Just remember to celebrate yourself not only on your birthday but everyday. Feisty ladies rule on birthdays, too.