How do you celebrate special days?

@minerc (1373)
United States
December 2, 2008 3:59pm CST
My anniversary was last Saturday and we are really tight on money so I made my husband a card and bought him a dark chocolate candy bar. It wasn.t much but it is the thought that counts. Well my husband came home that morning and he gave me a card a big bag of peanut m&m's and sausage egg biscuit from Mcdonalds. I thought it was so great we gave almost the same things without even discussing it. I was so happy it really made my day. The first year we were together our first Thanksgiving dinner was Spaghetti and every year after that we prepare spaghetti for the meal. Every birthday for the kids, I have always made a homemade cake and decorated the house with balloons and paper streamers now they are teenagers and they look forward to the decorations and the cake. How do you celebrate your special days?
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• Canada
2 Dec 08
For us personally we think of cute things to do. We try to strive that it's always the thought that counts more than anything. We won't be getting eachother christmas presents this year. Instead we are investing in buying a dog and that will be our present to eachother. :) I love this site and I go to it for little cutesy ideas especially when your on a tight budget. www.lovingyou.com Take a peek there may be something that sparks your interest.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Thank you for the website I will be checking it out. Goodluck on the new pet and always remeber it is the thought that counts, it will be a memory cherished for a life time. God Bless
@srikandi19 (3393)
• Kuta, Indonesia
2 Dec 08
first , happy celebrate for you !! i just dinner at cafe to celebrate my special day. some times i go to my parents home. i celebrate it with my family . happy for you !
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Having family to celebrate with you is very important always cherish those times. Thank you and God Bless!
• United States
2 Dec 08
Those are such cute traditions for your special days! I have three that I most vividly remember (and still do) 1) my mom would always back a circle chocolate layer cake with white icing and decorate it so pretty for our birthdays. As we got older we got to pick from that cake or pick a bonnie butter cake with chocolate icing. All homemade of course! they are the best. 2) for Christmas we'd bake cookies and we would take sooooo long decorating the first couple batches that at the end my mom would be sprinkling the same color of sugar of whole pans...always funny! and then she'd divide the cookies into our separate containers 3) also about Christmas, my mom would wrap our pile of presents each in a different color or theme of wrapping paper. so fun! ohhh and a newest one since my siblings and I have been going through college.. when we bring a college friend home...my dad gives us the "reality tour" of our hometown. it's really fun and something we look forward to doing when we bring people home! the last person that got the "Reality tour" was my fiance!
@minerc (1373)
• United States
3 Dec 08
You have some great memories and great traditions. It is the things that matter the most in life. Thank You! God Bless
@Random28 (158)
3 Dec 08
I like simple birthdays with not very many people.
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@bhag570 (109)
• India
3 Dec 08
We are 3 families live in the same city in different places. For any family member's birth day,or special festival ( we in India, have lots of festivals) then we all come to the members house, and have lot of fun and cook and dine together. we all feel better and become fresh for the next day's daily routine work and office. I feel the best place to celebrate is in between near and dear.Once in a year we(all three families together) go on for one week tour away from the city, we select that day in any one's marriage day or birth day or festival holidays.
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@murali603 (114)
• India
3 Dec 08
i ll enjoy with frnds and parents..i enjoy by going to theaters and enoying movies
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@rensal77 (116)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
Hubby and I love to travel. But we don;t travel first class because that is too expensive. At the start of the year, we usually decide on waiting for promos for different airlines. And if they fall on our anniversary, we try to reserve seats. Fortunately, for the past year, we had to attend a friend's wedding. Since it was out-of-town and we were the emcees, he had to pay for our plane ticket. We just went to the place two days early, which was our anniversary day, so that we can go sight-seeing and spend the day to ourselves. For me, quality time is the best gift that he can give me. Especially nowadays that everyday work can really take up most of our time.
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@thukio16 (254)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
Hi there! Maybe i would want it to be very speacial, not necessarily expensive but somthing that is not usually done. A simple spending a day with your family complete is indeed special already. hope it helps. Have a nice day!
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@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
well, we usually celebrate special days by preparing palatable dishes specifically local and international cuisine.. during birthdays, we order food at our favorite chinese restaurants, cake and balloons to make the celebration more special.. then every christmas, we never fail to practice the tradition of celebrating the noche buena and gift giving..
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
Ohh Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby minerc :) It's really great to celebrate the special days with our love ones. My hubby and I just had our anniversary last month and we went out with our kids, we ate and we just spend our time together and during the evening we watch movies at home... We really had fun that day. :)
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• India
3 Dec 08
my friends and i all decided that from now on we would go out for a nice dinner for birthdays and Christmas from now on, nearly all of us have everything in life so buying presents and such we found we were buying silly things, so now we just go out and buy our own dinner the birthday person gets to choose where..
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@fedge098 (1331)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
We simply ensure that the whole family is complete on the day of the celebration. Last Monday, December 1, 2008, was my father's birthday. Everyone was there, including friends and neighbors, to celebrate my father's special day. He was very happy and that was the first time we celebrated his birthday with a small reunion. It was a long time ago since the last time we celebrated his birthday. I tend to make this a family tradition where every member's birthday is a reunion day for all of us.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
hi miner! congratulations on your anniverasry!!! oh that is soooo sweet. actually i mentioned in another discussion that during our first anniversary, we had no choice on what to do because our church had a youth camp and my husband is camp director so we had to prepare for the camp. we were so busy and had no time for ourselves. we were not able to even prepare anything for each other because we were soooo busy with the preparations. by the end of the day, which was also the first day of the camp, we just prayed together. i think it was already around 12:30am. but after a while, after we came back from the camp, we did spend some time together. we went to a nice location and had a photo shoot, just the two of us, then we went out to the mall to eat some snacks. that was our anniversary celebration already. i guess the most important thing is, you both agree and you both enjoy each other's company. it is doing whatever we will enjoy most. it is even as simple as watching a movie. kudos to you! and more years to come! take care and God blessyou! :-)
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I think that sounds so sweet..You are right ,it is not the price of the gift its the thought that really counts,plus you cannpt go wrong with candy and a sausage & egg biscuit from McDonalds,they are very good..I think your celebrations are sweet...We do celebrate somewhat like you because our funds are tight as well,so it works for me...I also remember the first meal i cooked for my husband ,i was only 16 ,but i made chicken and rice..It was good but i made so much,that pot was huge..I was so young i did not know about size back then...
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