Originally Posted by Numbernine
My moms birthday was Dec 25
One of my nieces has a December 25 birthday. Her sister's birthday is a week before. My daughter's is about a week after. UPS makes a lot of money off us in December.
Not sure how your family handled things, but with my nieces I'm super careful to make sure I acknowledge their birthdays separately (i.e., separate both from each others' and from Xmas), send presents in separate tranches, etc.
My former bro-in-law, who is a super awesome guy but sometimes kind of a disphit, showed up at the house one time in late December with a big box, saying "Here's Lawyerkid's Christmas/birthday present!" I told him that I'd give him a pass that year because my daughter was only 2 or so and didn't know what was going on, but that he'd better never pull that combined Christmas/birthday bullshit again.
When my 12/25 niece was younger, my SIL used to throw her a half-birthday part in the summer just so she could have a celebration that really felt like it was all hers.
Kind of different, of course, with kids vs. adults.