Once upon a Christmas, I became a mother.
If you too were blessed with a Christmas baby, here are a few tips for celebrating your child’s special day:
Celebrate a half-birthday.
Our daughter was born December 19, and her baby sister was born exactly two-and-a-half years later, on her half-birthday. It was easy to establish a tradition of celebrating a “half birthday” and a birthday together.
As she’s grown older, we do less for the half birthday, but it was a fun way to slip in an extra celebration when she was little.
Celebrate a progressive birthday.
This year, we’re celebrating throughout the month of December, instead of just on our daughter’s actual birthday. Last weekend was a family “party” with homemade pizza, hot cocoa, and a special dessert. Our daughter opened a few of her birthday gifts, and we saved the rest for her actual birthday.
Next week, a few of her friends are coming over for a birthday spa and sleep-over.
Since Christmas-time birthdays often get lost in the busy-ness of the holiday season, this is a great way to spread fun throughout the month.
Don’t let “birthday” get lost in “Christmas”.
It takes extra forethought and creativity to do this, but make it a special day for your child!
Now that she’s older, our daughter enjoys picking her own birthday theme. When she was young, however, it was fun to use Christmas themes for her birthday parties!
Do you have a Christmas child?
How do you celebrate his or her special day?