So a few days ago I wrote this post on Paying It Forward throughout the year and prior to that this post about how I'm approaching the New Year. With those posts in mind, I have taken time today to catch up on a few things I've been wanting to do for weeks to years (yes, I said years) that will hopefully help me accomplish a few of those things. One my ideas was a one-stop-shop for important dates!
I had mentioned that I think sending cards or messages is a fantastic, yet simple way to show someone you care. However, and it may just be me, if Facebook doesn't tell me, I often don't know. Update: Facebook is not always right either! Enter somebody who is not on Facebook and I have NO clue. So I decided to put all of the important dates in an easy to use document. I've seen similar approaches online, but wanted to create my own so it was stream-lined, straightforward, and editable for future additions to the family! I started with my family on my mom's side so I could give you all an example:
I made a document in simple document in word with the months of the year, then filled in the columns with the date of the month and the person(s) name(s). If just one person is listed, it's his or her Birthday! With two names, it's an Anniversary and I included the date of the year the couple was married if I knew it so I knew if it was going to be a "milestone" year! Pretty simple huh? You are welcome for not including birthday years :)