Go shorty, it’s your birthday. Well, actually it’s my birthday today. And in honor of this special day, I thought I would write about birthdays in the world of relationships. Birthdays are fun and exciting, but they can also be hard to navigate when dating someone. There can be a lot of pressure around certain holidays, especially birthdays.
Cards, Cards, Cards
One of the most important things to remember is to get your lover a BIRTHDAY CARD. Some people forget this step because they themselves aren’t ‘card people.’ However, most people love a good card, especially the person you’re dating. When you give your date a birthday present, you want to hand him or her the whole ‘package’ – this means a card as well. When searching for the perfect card, you have two options… If you’re not the best with the written word, find a card that expresses how you feel. Or, if you’re great with words, then find a simple card or a blank one and have your way with it. Your bf/gf will appreciate that you put in the extra effort to get a card.
It’s the Thought That Counts
One of the hardest things about birthdays is thinking of that perfect gift to give your partner. It’s not easy, especially if you’ve been with that person for a while. In this case, you should go with the old saying, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’ Sure, a gift card is great and fun to spend, but nothing beats a thoughtful gift. You have to think hard about the person you are with. If it helps, write down a list of your significant other’s interests and then go at it with Google, Etsy or Pinterest. Get creative!
Know Your Partner
Everybody feels differently about their birthday. Some people love this day of celebration, while others don’t fancy the attention. Forget how you feel about your birthday, it’s important to consider how your significant other wants to enjoy the day. So if your girlfriend or boyfriend isn’t all about it, then celebrate in a smaller, more intimate way. But, if your partner appreciates being the Birthday Queen or King, then go big or go home.