In February, I wrote about my new holiday motto: Keep it Simple, Make it Meaningful. Now, I have another chance to apply it.
Isaac will be 1 at the end of the month. Can you believe it?
To celebrate, we are planning a small party for his grandparents, great grandparents and aunts and uncles. That’s only 19 people.
(That breaks tradition from what we’ve done for Adam’s birthdays. We’ve always invited the whole family, and had 40-60 guests. Phew. Makes me tired just thinking about it.)
This year, with Isaac’s first birthday, we’re setting a new precedent. Smaller. Simpler. Less.
But, it will still be meaningful.
He will get a smash cake, and maybe wear the party hat that his big brother wore on his 1st birthday.
And I plan to make a video montage of his first year of life (better get busy!) just like I did for Adam. Watching Adam’s video still brings tears to my eyes. How’s that for meaningful?
What other things do you do to celebrate birthdays in a meaningful way?