Celebrating birthdays is awesome! They are a great way to lift a mood and get to throw some confetti around and hang balloons, but sometimes the list of birthdays we need to remember is long, and we get busy and special days get missed. Last year I wrote a post called Never Forget an Important Birthday Again which included a 2013 printable to help you never forget an important birthday again. Whilst I’m great at remembering birthdays, It’s my party trick, I’m still working on the being organised enough to remember to send a timely card or gift to those that matter most. But I’m working on it!
So today I’m bringing back the Important Birthday printable in the hope that both you and I can be better at it this year. Maybe you’ve got it down from last year? Or maybe you fell off that wagon with me too? A card or a gift can really brighten a person’s day, especially as we get older and birthdays tend to be less celebrated and more just another day that we have to contend with.
I’m a big believer in celebrating, even if it’s just in a small way, as I’m one of those people who sees growing older as a gift for you to share your awesome with the world for another year. That may seem a bit silly, but if we have two choices: either feel frustrated at getting old or thankful for the opportunity to live – I will always choose the second. If for no other reason, it’s more fun that way. Deep down, most people loved to feel remembered and cared for, and this is a great opportunity to lovebomb them!
The beauty of this printable is that it helps you to set 3 week warnings, so you can get your act together early enough that you don’t feel like you have to pick a card at the post office that isn’t really your style and hope that it arrives the next day. Having sent out the birthday boxes earlier this month, I remembered how fun it is just to send someone a little surprise that will brighten their day. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, just something that will bring a smile to their face.
This time the printable will be perpetual, so you can print it out in any year and even have one for each type of birthday you need to remember (ie school friends of your children, relatives, good friends, far away friends, etc). It is made to A4 but you can shrink to fit US Letter if that’s the paper you print on. I like to print it on 200gsm cardstock as I think that it just feels that bit more luxurious (and sturdy) than regular 80gsm paper. Please feel free to print as many as you need, but don’t recreate it as your own and distribute it (and send your friends here if you think they’d like a copy too).
With the second half of the year being much busier for birthdays in my family, I can’t wait to see if I can remember to send out the cards this time! Fingers crossed! We can do this!!
You can download the printable here.
How do you keep on top of the birthdays in your life? Tell me in the comments!