We’ve all heard why December birthdays have it rough – and they do – but have you heard about the perks that only come for holiday birthdays?
If YOU have a birthday in December, cheer up! Here is what other holiday babies say puts the “happy” back into their birthdays.
This was by far the most popular perk confessed by those interviewed!
December birthdays can cash in on every holiday sale from Black Friday (the only “day” of the week which actually runs an entire month long) clean through to New Year’s Eve.
Virtually anything you could ever want is on sale – which means your birthday cash goes a lot further.
Everyone wants your business on your birthday, and they say so with all those coupons, discounts and freebies.
And at Christmastime, while the rest of us have to buy a
quick snack to get through our shopping trips, December babies just
cash in on a their free birthday dinners, desserts, and other goodies.
If you have a birthday over Christmas break, you don't have to wait until evening. You can party whenever you like – in the morning, at night, or all day long!
And for anyone with kids, here’s more good news: the babysitters are out of school too!
If your family and friends actually shop from your wish list, you can get more of what you really want.
can make one giant wish list for my family and friends and they can
think of my birthday and Christmas presents at the same time.”
– Chanel Reed
“Is it really wrong to make my birthday an excuse to finally get that real tree every year?”
– A. Roberts
December birthdays can sit back a little while their honey takes the kids for 2 rounds of shopping – one for Christmas gifts and another for birthday gifts.
“It works great for me because of the breather I get.”
I'd have never guessed this was a perk, but while their family's budget is tighter, their own budget actually gets a little boost. It’s nice to have a little extra money around the holidays.
many years it was great because I could use all my birthday money to
buy everyone's Christmas presents...until my mum caught wind of it!!
– Maria in Chicago, IL
...I have to admit, you can't beat the magic of Christmas.
“I love it because all the excitement happens at once.”
"No better time to celebrate a birthday while there's the tree up and decorated and lights and glitter everywhere.” – Bre A.
"As a child I NEVER resented it. I always thought all the big family gatherings were special for me!"
Say what?? No, it really is true... for some.
December birthdays are quirky like that. You either get completely lost, or you get remembered more than you would at other times of the year.
“People are more inclined to remember my birthday because they just assume it gets overlooked.”
“It actually makes it easier for people to remember my birthday.”