This is a very busy time of year as far as birthdays and anniversaries go in our family. It starts in July with one, then August has three, September gains momentum with five and October contains six, plus the excitement of Halloween which this year seems to be eclipsing all the other events!
Getting the card and gift buying sorted takes much organisation these days. Some events call for only a card, where others need a specific kind of gift. My birthday book has become worn out and a little shabby over the years – when I used to do a haphazard dash to the shopping mall to find that last minute present. These days I have it totally sussed. A list is on my laptop, the date reminders come up at the beginning of each month and I have my favourite sites all ready and waiting for me to surf and source to my heart’s content!