Do you love celebrating birthdays? They’ve certainly become even more precious with all the distance placed between us this last year. Celebrating birthdays is incredibly meaningful, afterall we each have that one significant day and it's lovely to be thought of.
Have you ever accidentally forgotten someone’s special day? It’s not a good feeling. Don’t worry girl, we got you covered. Here are some different ways to ensure you are keeping the party going for all the special people in your life.
If you have a Facebook account, you can sign up for alerts and notifications. These helpful notifications send an alert on your Facebook friend’s birthday, so you never need to worry about forgetting ever again. It’s important to note that not everyonehas Facebook and some Facebook users prefer to hide their birthdays for security and privacy issues. So, while this option can be extremely helpful, you may also need a secondary plan.
Wall Calendar & Note Cards
A good old-fashioned wall calendar or planner with a calendar is one of the best ways to keep track of birthdays. It might seem old school, but it’s incredibly helpful and allows you to include everyone’s birthday. Just remember to glance at it often otherwise you could miss someone’s special day!
Cell Phone Apps
There are a variety of cell phone apps that allow you to enter birthday reminders. The app alerts you when a birthday is coming up soon so you can prepare ahead of time and remind you on the day. Some apps allow you to customize your alert options, so you can set it and never worry about missing another birthday again!
Chances are, you already have a digital calendar that keeps track of everything else in your life. In addition to keeping track of appointments and meetings, did you know it will also keep track of birthdays? That’s right, and you can customize them to repeat every year on the same day or even a week before as well so you can be sure to get a birthday card out to your fave people. This is one of the best ways to be reminded of birthdays. However, if you change digital calendar programs such as using Google calendar instead of Yahoo, make sure you transfer or manually input the birthdays on your new digital calendar.
Set Reminders on Your Cell Phone
Most cell phones have a reminder option, or you can use the built-in Google Assistant. If you’re a person who always has their cell phone by their side, this is an excellent option to set up birthday reminders.
Place Standing Orders
Do you always send a friend or family member flowers, baskets, or candy for their birthday? You can set up standing orders to repeat the delivery every year without taking any further action. Set up a standing order and include a credit card to be billed every year for the service. How easy is that?
Remembering birthdays is important because in doing so you make the special people in your life feel loved and appreciated. Which tip above is your favorite? Do you have tips you use to remember your loved ones birthdays? Leave them below!