A Birthday Book helps you remember the annual celebration of your friends and families’ birth date. Yes, you may have ‘facebook’ reminders and alerts in your calendar, but a Birthday Book can make a nice keep-sake in the right book. In 2012 I received the Day Book as a present. It was a huge heavy notebook and in the end not suitable at all for a Birthday Book or as any notebook in the end due to its size.
So what makes a good Birthday Book? For me there always has to be something appealing about a notebook to make me want to buy (and use) it. I like practical. I use a Birthday Card Binder (pictured above). There are lots of different types out there with different combinations depending on your needs. Some combine address with birthdays (useful for posting your cards), others combine a calendar with the cards (some even include a selection of cards to use) and others combine a gift/present list with their cards. Examples include:
- K Two Birthday Card Book
- Bright Side Birthday Card Organiser
- Red Berry Apple – Greeting Card Organiser
Alternatively if you want to go a bit more traditional there is a great range of simple notebooks. For a taste of luxury why not try a Birthday Book from Aspinal of London. It just oozes elegance. I also love the Fortune Telling Birthday Book available from Roullier White which is a modern-day version of a Birthday Book that my grandma used to use to remember all our birthdays. A sneaky picture of my grandma’s notebook (that she received as a present for Christmas in 1910) can be found below.
Do you keep your birthday reminders in your diary or do you store them independently?