How can I keep from forgetting birthdays?

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I always mean to remember people’s birthdays but somehow they slip by and then I feel awful for forgetting. Any suggestions for remembering those important days?

Our family always used a birthday calendar to remember birthdays and anniversaries. If you can’t find one in the stores, they are simple enough to make. Just use 12 sheets of paper with lines, or draw enough lines so there is one for each day of the month. Then label each of the 12 pages so there is a page for each month of the year. Then on each line put a number for the date. You don’t put a year on it. It is a perpetual calendar. You can write in the names and whether it is a birthday or an anniversary or some other special date. Then put them in order like a calendar and hang them up on the wall someplace the whole family can see the list every day. The place that worked great for us to help us remember was right next to the toilet on the wall. People would laugh at first when they saw it until it suddenly clicked that that was a really good idea. Then people copied us. None of us ever missed it that way and we reminded each other. You just have to remember to change the month that is on the front each month the same way you do with a regular calendar. If you are really an artist or a crafts person you can make a much more attractive version with a nicer paper and artwork or photos. This method worked really well for our family. After years of seeing some of the same names and adding new ones through the years, the dates and names became ingrained in our heads. You are sitting there anyhow. You may as well put it where you have a captive audience. Mama Nono

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Question asked on February 13, 2009at 9:57 am:: Comments (0)
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