Are you the cool aunt that is excitedly greeted with squeals of delight when you arrive to spend time with your nieces and nephews? Or are you the super fun and older cousin that makes it a point to spend quality time with each younger cousin when you visit? Whatever your role, we all have kiddos we just love and want to make their life the very best, yet we’re not always there for all of the occasions. Read on for four ways to make their special day a bit more memorable from you:
If they live in an area that has a delivery service for cookies or cupcakes, this is a surefire way to spice up their big day! These are available usually in urban and suburban areas and their delivered-warm-baked goodies are an easy way to brighten anyone’s day! You can often add a custom written note to the order, so they know just who to thank for the sweet treats.
With the abundance and immediacy of the internet, we have endless options to send physical gifts from conceivably any corner of the earth. Whether your young loved one enjoys puzzles, legos, or something more specific that can only be found online, you can send them a thoughtfully curated birthday gift, and as a bonus: most places gift wrap for free or a few extra dollars!
Send online birthday cards! If the youngster has everything they could ever want already, a humorous online birthday card might be their favorite gift of the day! From funny and silly, to current events and memes, these can be a fun way to connect with them to start their day off with a heartfelt laugh or message!
Give them an old fashioned phone call and read them a handwritten birthday poem. It’s easy to get lost in the stuff of life, and the breadth of technology and what it can do for our lives. Sometimes, a simple phone call could be the best part of their day!
What are ways you celebrate the birthdays of the kiddos in your life that aren’t right around the corner to grab for ice cream? My grandma used to send cold hard cash in the mail, which was also a delight! Whatever you do, I’m certain it will be appreciated and remembered for years to come!