Friday, August 22, 2014

Do You Keep "Birthday Mail" Lists?

Have you ever flirted with certain disaster? I did, and lost!  I missed a VERY important birthday this week...because I didn't have a birthday list made out, or some kind of plan in place to handle all of these special days.  Aaarrrggghh!  I feel so very sorry...she is my  sweet , little  Chloe...and she is now 2!!  I am  determined not to ever let this happen I contacted everyone, and asked them (one more time...PLEASE...) to send me birthdays. Thankfully, everyone complied.

See some of the blank spaces?  I was still waiting to get the birthdays from Stephanie's family.  Also, I still have 2 more grands "in the oven", so names and dates are still blank! :-)

It was time to get  out the watercolor pencils...Chloe is CRAZY about Tigger!  (her mother is having a Tigger Themed birthday party for her later this month!)  I had to work a bit to get it to come out looking like Tigger...but I think I eventually got it!

Tigger's belly was the perfect place for the address... and of course a quote was necessary!

Next came the  letter, short and sweet...

Thank goodness I had some Tigger stickers...and two orange for Tirzah and one for Chloe. I wanted to include a stick of gum...but didn't have any.  I need to get some for my stash.

I mailed it off today, late, but done.    What about you?  How do you  keep track of birthday mail?   I was a terrible Auntie to my nieces when they were growing up.  I had trouble just keeping up with my growing family.  Having 10 children kept me hopping (and still does!). Now we have  four married and  the grand babies are coming...when the next two are born, I will have a total of 8.  I have  12 new birthdays to keep up with (grands, and then my 3 son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law.)  So in just my immediate family I have 22 birthdays to keep up with.  That doesn't include MY side of the family, sisters, mother, etc.

I think I need a plan.

Do any of you out in Blog Land have one of these contraptions?  I bought this at least 8 years ago (probably longer) try to get me on track for Birthdays ...

It is a rather nifty little file box with open file folders for each month.  I guess they could hold cards to send out for the month?

See the dates?  I told you it was old!  Sadly, I have never used it.  But just maybe I will start to utilize it for keeping track of the  approximately 30 birthdays that I would really like to send out a card.  Please let me know if you have other means of keeping up with Birthday mail...

Write Letters,
Write Often.

Lady Pamela


  1. I love the tigger card! I keep track of all the birthdays on my google calendar, and at the beginning of each month, I just send out all the birthday cards at once. Yes, some get them early but if I didn't do it that way, they wouldn't get the cards at all. I also set up my google calendar to send me an email 2 weeks before each birthday, and then I can double check to make sure the card is either on its way or going out soon. Birthday mail is such a wonderful thing. Hope you find a system that works for you! Love your blog!

    1. Thank you for your comment! I love your idea of sending it out all at once! Better EARLY than NEVER! I might go ahead and try the google calendar. I will keep everyone posted!

  2. I need to set up something for birthdays also, it seems I'm always late. Anxious to see ideas everyone comes up with. Maybe keeping a list or something in my purse. I will also check out google calendar.

  3. What a fabulous Tigger card! I decorate my calendar to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and fun holidays. I make it very visual and I can see at a glance when I sit at my desk what is happening in my world. I used to have a book I kept special days in but didn't check it every day and I ended up missing some important days but the calendar has saved the day.

    1. Great idea! I am more of a calendar girl too. I think it boils down to getting into a discipline of putting those important dates down where you can find them and then checking them regularly!