What should I do For not to forget Birthdays and annivesries of my friends?

I like to wish my friends on their birthday. - birthdays are celebrated all over the world in diffrent styles and fashion.
@skbadhan (881)
India
May 23, 2007 10:16pm CST
I find It hard to remember dates of my friends birthdays and marrige anniversary. AS most of my friends wishes me but i most of the tiem forget to wish them and i feel guilty for that. Do you wish your friends on there special days? what did you do to remember all the dates? please give me some suggestions to help me out of this problem.
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@vamisola (906)
• Australia
24 May 07
Yup, i never forget to greet them. I care and love them that much. I don't need anything for me to remember. It is registered not just in my mind but in my heart too. But I guess for you, maybe what you should do is to set your phone reminder. So, when it alarms, you won't forget and will greet them right away.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
nice suggestion but my problem is my mobile phone can only store 10 reminders at max. happy mylotting
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
24 May 07
is your pc on all the time? use some reminder software, so it will popped up and remind you of your birthday. or use a calendar like what other people suggested, or a notepad...i hope that helps you now...
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
thanks for suggestion
@healwell (1271)
• Ahmedabad, India
24 May 07
Keep a diary and write down all the names and birth days related... But if you forget the diary then is is overall loss! Otherwise the apology letter must be drop to the person with lots of love and care!
• United States
24 May 07
If you have a cellphone, you can add birthdays, anniversaries, etc. to your calendar and set the alarm to remind you. I'm terrible at remembering important dates and that's how I remind myself.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
good suggestion. idea of apology letter is also nice.
• United States
24 May 07
I too have a hard time remembering important dates like that. The thing that I do that works best for me is I write down the persons name and the occasion on whatever day it is on our calender that we keep on the inside of our pantry door. At least they can't tell that I have such a bad memory that way! lol I hope this has helped you. Cheers! :)
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
calender - calender may be use for remembering important dates
I think calender too is a better option.nice suggestion. happy mylotting
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
24 May 07
I usally right it down on a calender. i have big s big calender or I keep it in my pocket calender so I don't forget it.
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
pocket calender may work fine once I form a habit of checking it daily
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
24 May 07
I have my big calender on the wall by my computer so I don't forget.
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@devrajrao (167)
• India
24 May 07
Hi friend i also suffering from same problem. generally i use to forgot the importent dates.they have to make calls me to tell that toay is his/her birth day.finally i got a idea now i putting their date in front of their name in my cell so when they will make a call i will come to know that today is his/her birth day.
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@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
hi dev your idea is fantastic. its easy to save the name along with day and month coding . happy mylotting
• United States
24 May 07
I have birthdays and anniversaries written down on a notebook, and most computer come with a callendar function that serves for marking special days. Just have to remember to check it once a week or so. There are sites that remind you of special dates too.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
websites/internet/computer - websites may be helpful for reminding us important dates
do you know about any such web site?
• China
24 May 07
i have this question too.but now i don't. coz now i input my friends' birthdays to my computer ,and my cellphone ,then make them alarm ,when my friends' birthdays are coming ,my phone will warn me ,so it is hard to forget that , if you like it ,you can have a try ,my friend.
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
24 May 07
use a birthday book... something similar like a phone book but the purpose of this book is to jot down the people's b'day... they sell this kind of book in newsagent... or jot it down on your monthly calendar so that you can remember the person's b'day whenever you look at the calendar... this is what i do... hope this helps...
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
24 May 07
I use http://www.birthdayalarms.com They send you two reminders with plenty of time to send email greeting or snail mail cards. I rely on it a lot :)
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
24 May 07
If u use computers daily u may put a desktop calender on the desktop of computer that will remind u of u rf riends.I think there are E-mail birth day reminders u can join them and when the friends birth day is entered it will remind u on that day. www.birthdaytime.com.. www.birthdayalarm.com May be this programme works. The program enables you to store information such as passwords, ideas, and important dates such as birthdays, and to keep that information on your Pocket PC or desktop so that it is only available to you. The fact that the program works on the PocketPC means that you have access to this information no matter where you are, and that you are no longer reliant on my computer. www.portawhiz.com. write it down on calendars. You may do with out these things also with out any pen ,paper,just with u r mind but put some effort and learn memory techniques of harry loryne (search for more in net)which will help not only to remember birthdays ,names of people,articles,phone nos etc with out any book or pape . http://backpack.blackboard.com/MemoryTutorial.aspx
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• India
24 May 07
the easiest way these days is to use the alarm of mobile phone. I use the same method and thus am able to wish each and every of my friend on his/her birthday. Only hitch is to enter all the birthday alarms in the mobile phones to begin with. It is hell lot of tiring job. But once done, you are at ease.
• China
24 May 07
In fact i always forgot my friends birthday,i feel very sorry to them .I think every one want their friends can remember their birthday ,it means they remember them.so i think we'd better take note to remind us our friends birthday or marrige anniversary.It can help you build deeply friendship with your friends.If you really forget it i think you friends also can understand you ,you may be very busy and don't have enough time to share the happy day with them ,or you forgot it not because you forgot the friend but tired for your life ,they also can understand you . So i think it depends. The best way you'd better make a note to remind yourself ,even you don't have time to share the day with your friends ,you can call them to express you wish .
• India
24 May 07
you should maintain diary and every month u should go thr it ya set birthday alarm on birthdayalarm.com tht will remind u of birthdates through email... ya on cell phone set alarm...
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@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
24 May 07
I write birthdays down in my planner. Unfortunately, I still tend to forget. I try not to let it bother me too much, and still do something nice for my friends as a belated birthday. I can't really forget family birthdays, because my family gets together to celebrate them. I'd have to forget to show up, and that'd be difficult. My husband forgets everything. So he wrote it down in his PDA. Now he still forgets, but hey, it's in there. If I kept forgetting, I'd set it into my cell phone, so it would beep or something on that day.
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@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
24 May 07
I have lots of friends and sometimes i really forgot when are their birthdays or anniversaries. So what i do is a got an address book and ask them to fill-in and i had asked to them to put their birthdays too. Then next is since i always bring my phone i input these special dates on my phone's calendar, so my phone will then display a reminder who's birthdays is on that date.
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@renyissac (182)
• India
24 May 07
Dear ,SK please keep all the dates on ur mobile reminder and allow it to alarm u a day before the birthday
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@JcHitomi (101)
• Nepal
24 May 07
Set a reminder each of them. I usually encircled important dates on my desk calendar. I put them red mark to indicate whats the ocassion. Sometimes I save it on my outlook and it will email me that this date has an event. Other friends, they themselves remind me of special ocassion and I thank their effort of reminding me too. Its good to remember those things especially surprising them on that ocassion. :)
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@rakhii (1302)
• India
24 May 07
I do remember the special days of my friends and family. This is because I have a sharp memory and I do keep in mind the dates. I recall all the special dates in the month's starting of all the occasions that fall in that month. For you to remember dates, you can do the following: 1. As others have said, you can maintain a calender. 2. You can feed the b'date and anni date of ur frns and family along with the contacts you feed in ur mobile and set a reminder. 3. Then, there are sites that provide you birthday alams. You can login there to keep yourself updated. 4. Or like me, you can recall in the months starting, what all special dates you have in that month.
• United States
25 May 07
Write in everyone's birthday on a calendar that you look at regularly!
@bindishah (2063)
• India
24 May 07
First thing, if you ahve a cell phone you can feed the data in so it reminds you of your close friend/family birthday/anniversary. You can also use an internet reminder service. Another alternative is to actyually physically mark these days on a calendar so youd know as they approach.