HOw would you feeL if youR birthday was

United States
September 1, 2008 11:24pm CST
only a couple days away from Christmas? In other words, people would combine your gifts basically as one and say it is for both occasions. Does anyone have a birthday close to Christmas? Would this situation stress you out if you knew that you would never be able to have separate gifts or have you already accepted the fact.
5 responses
• United States
7 Sep 08
My son's Bday is Dec. 10th so yeah but would never put christmas and his bday together that just wouldnt be no fun. So i dont stress over it but it gets difficult to get everything done up for his bday and then turn around and get all the chirstmas done too. But still wouldnt put them together.
• United States
7 Sep 08
Thank you for your response and for sharing that you deal with your sons birthday and christmas back to back. My daughters birthday is the 20th but I plan on celebrating it the beginnings of December that way it is not that close to Christmas.
@Jezebella (1447)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Actually my best friend's birthday is two days before Christmas and she hates it. Its so hard for her to able to gather people together to go out for her birthday because everyone is with their family for Christmas. I think this year we are celebrating her birthday on a different day.
• United States
2 Sep 08
Thank you for sharing what usual happens on your friends birthday, I did not ever think of that but that is a good idea.. since my daughters birthday is on the 20th I should try to celebrate it two weeks before that way its before the whole christmas rush season.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
My birthday is on December 19.. Well, most of the time my friends and God parents usually gave me presents for 2 occasions already since 6 days to go its already Christmas.. Of course, I really feel bad because I want to accept and open my gift on the same date and not choosing what date should I opened it .. I really hate it when they usually do it but I can't do anything and besides I can't tell them that it's unfair.. I can't demand people to give me present for the both occasions especially now that everything is getting expensive ..Oh well, I should still be thankful at least I have a gift/present..
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Thank you for sharing what you have experienced throughout your birthday and christmas since they are so close and is inevitable to avoid it. My daughter is yet so small and may not realize what is going on until a couple of more years and I am sure that she will hate it as well. And it is true prices off of everything are starting to rise at an alarming rate and times will get tough.
• Australia
2 Sep 08
1 of my ex's birthdays was Christmas Day & she hated it. It drew away from her day that should've been for her to relax & be pampered but when it came down to it everyone was more caught up in the Christmas rush. I learnt this before her birthday & made a point of always wishing her a happy birthday before i even mentioned Christmas as i know how much it annoyed her being born on Christmas Day.
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Thank you for sharing your story about how your ex hated her birthday being on Christmas day even though there are many positive reasons why one should be happy their birthday by christmas there are those little reasons why it is not so fun.. since many are caught up in christmas rush as you mentioned and out of town with their families.
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
I think it is wonderful that people who are born and celebrated their birthdays on or a couple of days before Christmas because you can view it as a "double" celebration being born on the month of observance with the birth of Jesus, isnt it amazing ? . Another thing, it would be economically wise to spend celebration on the last month of the year, you see bonuses and year end earnings would be given in this part of the year ! hehehe. Well, I am just giving a positive side of it, I hope people who celebrated it would truly be enjoying their birthdays, be thankful for the day you were born ! Cheers !
• United States
2 Sep 08
Thank you for sharing your view on the discussion I posted. Well from that point of view things do not sound bad and it's true one shall always look at the positive side even though I do feel bad for my daughter but well one has to accept it and deal with it.