Today is my best friend's birthday. Like a chump, I had to be reminded via a Facebook notification (and worse still, I was checking my Facebook whilst at work). To my credit, it wasn't a total surprise, and I know his birthday is the 9th, but I can't believe it crept up on me without prepping much by way of a celebration. I need to do better.
Anybody can leave themself a calendar reminder so they don't forget their mates big day... but your best friend isn't just anybody, they're more special. They deserve special treatment, so I've come up with a few handy, easy, and accessible tips to help you make sure your besties' b-day is one to remember!
Get a Tattoo
Get a tattoo on your hand. Not only will you see this reminder whenever you use your hand, but your best friend will come into conversation whenever people notice your ink. "Oh, how do you know Jenny?" they'll ask when they see it, and you'll say "She's been my best friend since Mrs Chapman's class in Year Four" and you'll remember just how muchthey mean to you! Bonus tip: don't just get the date tattooed, as you may lose track of what or month it is currently. Instead, get a question that will engage you to think every time you look at your tattoo, like "Is Today [Your Friend's Name]'s Birthday?"
Hire a Skywriter
This is requires a bit of pre-planning, but will be 100% worth it in the end! At some time between now and your best friend's birthday, hire a skywriter to write a message reminding you that your best friend's birthday is coming up - it's best to schedule the writing for a few days before you actually need to plan something. Then, upon recieving the reminder, you can hire the skywriter again to write a message to your friend, wishing them a happy birthday. As a returning customer, the skywriting place are bound to give you a discount on this second message. Your mate will be chuffed, and they don't need to know you got it didn't cost full-rate!
Nobody forgets their wedding anniversary - so why not pair this date up with your buddies' birthday and get married on the same day? You were probably going to get married some day anyways, so you'd may as well make it work for you. And as if this wasn't already the best idea of the lot, you won't have to give your best friend a present either, becasue you'll be gifting them the chance to be best man or maid of honour! It's a win-win - and a birthday you won't forget!
Happy Birthday to Liam, my best friend! I hope you like the web content I wrote for your special day :)