Christmas and or “CHILD’s” Birthday???
Do you have children and or … maybe – just one child that will have a “BIRTHDAY” in the month of December???
I’ve heard of adults recalling – that when they were a child and their Birthday was in December – they always felt that they had been short-changed!
Most – remember that… they would receive a combination type gift – a gift that took care of their Birthday and Christmas – together??
Also, some other children would have been “LUCKY” to have a definite and separate celebration – they would know – that their “BIRTHDAY” was not “CHRISTMAS” and vice-verse!
Well. – We were this type of family – one son‘s Birthday is on the 5th of December and then, another son’s Birthday is on the 9th of January!
Before either of their “births” … we would start putting up the “tree” – soon after Thanksgiving – since the stores had all of their decorations up – and we did like the early Christmas feeling – and all of the fun that goes with getting into – the “spirit” early – it was fun!
Then, after the “tree” is up – we enjoyed it – until – and after “NEW YEAR” – – – no big rush to take everything down, immediately???
So, here is what we did.
We would have a regular big “Birthday” party on the 5th of December with all of my son’s friends and or family – and then… the very next day – we would put the Christmas records on the record- player – – and sing and sort out what “Christmas ” decorations will go where – and all of the decorating – inside and out.
We still – would take our time in taking down the Christmas tree, and all of the other “HOLIDAY ” paraphernalia! – And – – Then, when the next son arrived on the 9th of January!!! …”Just a few years later!”
So, NOW… in order – that the children would know when their “Birthdays” were and each – would be able to have a “BIRTHDAY PARTY” with their friends and also receive as many gifts – enjoying as much as their friends did … and… that their Birthday was special to them – and also very extra special – – to us… their parents!
Since, the “THREE WISE MEN” arrived to make their visit to the “NEW BORN KING” – supposedly on the 6th of January – we used that date to end our Holiday festivities – and then, the next celebration would be for our second son’s Birthday!
With young children “Birthdays” are a very special deal to them… so we plan with them, for their extra special day with a big “BIRTHDAY PARTY” – so he could now invite his friends and we would have some of our family – – that – also lived in Florida – all over to celebrate, too!
Our “BIRTHDAY” and “CHRISTMAS” celebrations worked well – for us – with this separation schedule – – but I know that there are “BIRTHDAYS” much closer – even some on “CHRISTMAS DAY” – as for my Uncle Bill Riley.
So, every family has a tough decision to make – and hopefully – these families – – -WILL MAKE A GOOD CHANGE SO THAT – ALL IN THE FAMILY – WILL FEEL THAT THEY ARE REMEMBERED AND LOVED AS MUCH OR EVEN MORE SO – THAN OTHERS AT THIS SPECIAL TIME OF YEAR!
For our family – we could start decorating on the 6th of December for the “Christmas TIME” – – but everything that was for “Christmas” – we would start taking down on the 6th of January!
This is the way we did this – so that each child knew – when their Birthday was – and could have friends and completely feel thrilled with the celebration – which was just for them – and everyone knew in our family – that “Christmas” was a very special and “HOLY DAY” that we would all celebrate with going to Church – – – –
After all is said and done – – whose “BIRTHDAY” is it that we celebrate on the day – called “CHRISTMAS” – “NOT MANY REMEMBER – the “CHRIST CHILD!” D.V.
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