Sunday, November 13, 2011

Maybe a new birthday tradition...

I just have one brother and his birthday is 5 days before mine, so it's been pretty easy to keep up with him. Jim, however, has 3 brothers and a sister, and now 3 of his siblings are married, so the birthday's just keep adding up. My forgetful brain can NOT keep up. Anyway, I've been looking for a cute and thoughtful way to send birthday greetings to all the aunts and uncles since we've been married. Almost 4 years later I think I finally have an idea!

My idea is to make a birthday sign every year and have the boys take a picture with the sign for whatever family member has a birthday. Then send the person the picture with birthday greetings. Then every year they will have a different picture with the boys as they grow and I won't feel guilty missing anyone's birthday without proper acknowledgement. I also thought that it would make a great photo album for us if we keep each person's birthday picture with the boys and watch their growth progression throughout the year.

I just started the tradition with my little brother and Jim's little sister. Happy Birthday Uncle Brian and Aunt Julie!!

Uncle Brian's Happy Birthday picture had some funny outtakes...

What!?!? Huh?!?!

Austin suddenly noticing the big brightly colored sign.

And both boys fake laughing hysterically.


  1. SOO Cute!!! The last picture is awesome!

  2. Great idea! Super cute pictures, too.
    My sister decided to help all of us remember birthdays one Christmas with a great gift idea - she bought birthday posters (one for each sibling's family) from a teacher supply store that are made for elementary school teachers to put the kids' birthdays on, so they aren't just a calendar and are really cute. Anyway, she wrote everyone in the family's birthdays on it, gave them to us, then when someone else gets married or has a baby, we just add to it ourselves. It's so nice to have something to keep track of all of them in one place, that's easy to add to, and can hang on a wall somewhere so you can see it and be reminded. It'd be easy to make one yourself, too!

  3. Thanks Lindsay!

    Great idea Amy! I just might have to do that because I have a horrible memory. And it just gets worse with each baby.

  4. I don't know why they just call it "pregnancy brain" because it certainly doesn't go away when you have the baby! My memory has definitely suffered. Thank goodness for phones with calendars and alarms.