Even though mine is January 9, more than 2 weeks after Christmas, I don't remember ever having a big birthday party because my friends were either a.) out of town b.) just got back to school from winter break or c.) broke from buying christmas gifts. Not only that, my mother has 11 siblings, so we had shared birthday parties in our family. Most of my extended family was born November-February. Another group were born in July/August. I usually shared my birthday party with 2 aunts, 3 cousins (all younger than me so it would be like my little pony themed or something I hated), and an uncle- they would do one birthday party at Thanksgiving for the November people, one at Christmas for the December & January people, and one in February. We all got cheated out of a good party!
How many other winter birthday people got the, "this is for Christmas and your birthday!"?
I hope my swap partner sees this post *hint hint big huge hint* and they would make me a stocking and throw in one small item, wrapped in BIRTHDAY paper, with a note explaining not to open it until my birthday.
It's not just winter birthdays that get shafted. My birthday happens to fall very close to Independence day and my mother's birthday, and I didn't have my own birthday party until I turned fifty.
This is going to be the best swap ever. I bet we hit 75 people. It's good to see moderators jumping on the bandwagon for this one. They always seem to be too busy for a good swap. Now if we could just get Leah...