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My PSA for Christmas Baby Birthdays

Me on the first day of my birthday month:

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Also me on the first day of my birthday month:

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I would like the record to state… I LOVE CHRISTMAS. It is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love decorating for Christmas, I love Christmas cookies, I love Christmas lights, I love Christmas movies (Elf, being my favorite because Buddy and I share the same love for the holiday!) I tell people I want kids just so I can have an Elf on the shelf (my husband thinks I need to come up with a few other solid reasons). Heck, part of me still goes to bed on Christmas Eve each year with a tiny inkling that maybe my parents lied and they pissed off Santa; that’s why they have to put out the presents.

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I think PART of the reason I have such a love for the season is I am a Christmas Baby. I was born nine days before Christmas. When the decorations came out, I always knew my birthday was close. Being a Christmas baby is the best blessing and a bit of a curse. The month is so fun and full of parties, gatherings and events! My baby pictures were even taken under the tree. Check out this blast from the past… 1986 to be exact. 

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However, I feel it is my duty, as a fellow Christmas Baby to provide the world a PSA on the no-no’s for all Christmas Babies. Now, trying my hardest not to sound like the brat from “Santa Baby” {that girl is living in an alternate universe… like really a car, a duplex, checks and a ring}… here we go:

  1. DO NOT… I REPEAT do not wrap a birthday present in Christmas wrapping paper. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard “It’s all I had around the house.” What do you do for Birthdays in July?
  2. No combining of gifts…. Again, what do you do for birthdays in July? However, there is a caveat to this one… if the gift is BOMB,  an exception can be made. This is going to be a judgement call Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 1.36.05 PM.png
  3. No Christmas related gifts as birthday presents. Example: Christmas decor, ornaments, Christmas candles. If it’s a seasonal item, move to the next department. This even goes for our Blaine Bowen Holiday collection, even though it’s lit-af, move to the accessories page instead.
  4. No Christmas related events for birthday parties. No Christmas lights, no ugly sweater party.

And then the day after… we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.

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