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Tomorrow is a big day at our house, my daughter turns 1! Can you believe this? I can’t! I feel like just yesterday I was writing this post about her birth, now we are celebrating her birthday and in full blown party prep!
This year, I decided to just do a small party with family for her birthday; however, that does not mean I’m not going all out for it! I guess for me it’s simple but just like every mom, I still want it to be perfect.
One issue that many people mention when you say that you have a December birthday is how awful that must be because it’s so close to Christmas. I think they are wrong. I can say that too because my birthday is December 21st. So, I know very well what it is like to have a birthday close to Christmas. Unlike some though, I LOVED it. What kid would not love a week worth of nonstop presents?
My parents were very good about making it a point to keep Birthday and Christmas separate, and I plan to do the same with my daughter.
One thing they always did was make sure they always gave us a special birthday card each year. Honestly it was one of my favorite parts of my birthday especially from my dad. He still always gives us cards for birthdays and Valentines. They always meant a lot to me, and I still have a box full of them. I have a hard time getting rid of cards.
I headed to Walmart and spent what felt like hours reading over cards until I found one that I loved.
Since this is my daughter’s first birthday, I thought we would start a tradition with her birthday cards. My husband and I decided that each year we will put a picture of her in the card and keep all of her birthday cards at least until she is 18 to show her each card and how she grew over the years.
I hope my daughter loves having a December birthday as much as I do, I know we will do our best to be sure that she knows that it’s her special day!
Now, on to party planning!