An Easy Way to Remember Birthdays

datebook-2_300Convenient as Facebook birthday reminders can be, wouldn’t it be nice to remember someone’s big day sometime before the last possible second? If you had a hard time committing important dates to memory, try this trick.

As soon as you learn a person’s birthday, mark it in your phone, computer, or email service’s calendar as a recurring yearly event, and give yourself a week reminder for it. That way, you won’t be scrambling last-minute for anything—in fact, you’ll even have enough time to send a card in the mail. (This works for anniversaries, too.)

Another smart strategies: Send out all of your birthday cards at the beginning of each month. No one ever complained about getting warm wishes a little early!

Celebrating someone special? Make them this fun DIY birthday banner.

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