I’ve decided to try again with a Birthday Club – it worked really well a couple of years ago, but then I dropped the ball on it last year, despite encouraging people to sign up! So I’m going to try again…
The rules are simple. Send me an email with the details below, and I’ll pair you up with another person. You can then buy a gift, or a small selection of gifts, up to a value of £10-£12, before postage, and send it off in time for their birthday. They’ll then do the same for you!
Email me – email@example.com – with the following information:
- Postal address
- Date of birthday
- Age (if you want to share!)
- Likes and dislikes, including allergies
Closing date for entries is 2nd December, and I’ll endeavour to get people paired off by 9th December, so that anyone paired with an early January birthday will have plenty of time. I’ll also try and send a reminder email a week or so before your partner’s birthday, in case you’re as unorganised as me!
The rules of birthday club are simple. You sign up, you get assigned a random partner; on their birthday you send them a present, and on your birthday they send you a present. I started this gift exchange last year, and it seems to have worked well, for the most part, so I’m hoping to get lots of people involved again!
So if you’d like to join in, please fill in this form, and I’ll pair you up with another person. You will then buy a small selection of gifts for that person (based on some information they give you about themselves), and post them off, ready to open on their birthday. A reasonable amount to spend is £10-12, before postage.
Sign-ups will close on 10th December, meaning that anyone paired with an early January birthday should have plenty of time to buy and post a gift. I will endeavour to send a reminder to everyone a couple of weeks before the birthday of your partner, though I am pretty rubbish at things like this, so I make no promises!
Having done a couple of Secret Santas this year, I came up with the idea that it might be nice to do a similar sort of thing for birthdays. I know people’s birthdays are a little more spread throughout the year, but I think it could still work!
I think the easiest way to make this work is to ask people to sign up, and to partner them with another person. You buy a small selection of gifts for that person (based on some information they give you about themselves), and post them off, ready to open on their birthday. I would say that a reasonable amount to spend is £10-£12, before postage.
So, if you would like to join in, please email me with the following information:
- Full name and address
- Birthday (including year if you are happy to disclose your age!)
- Likes and dislikes (including allergies)
- If you’re willing to post outside of the UK (we may not have any international participants, but it’s open to anyone who wants to join in!)
I will then pair people up and let you know who you are buying for! I’m going to put a closing date on this of 30th December, in the hope that nobody who signs up has a birthday in the first couple of days of January. If you do, but you’d still like to play, you may have to accept a slightly belated present!
I will also endeavour to send a little reminder a couple of weeks before the birthday of the person you are buying for, just in case anyone is as disorganised as I usually am!