My Facebook Truths: 1. I do not go on Facebook everyday. 2. Facebook is normally who alerts me of your birthday! (Side note: This does not apply to my close friends and family, obviously.)
I have an iPhone trick to solve this conundrum! Each contact card has a section for a birthday and/or special date. If you fill that out, each year you can get a notification on your iPhone and/or calendar. Want to know how to do it?
Step 1: Enter birthday and/or other special dates in a saved contact. As you can see I do not have Mrs. Meghan Markle’s phone number, but I can still save the Duchess as a contact and include her birthdate and anniversary.
Step 2: Open the iPhone’s Calendar application; then tap the Calendars button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the Calendars page, and you’ll find a “Birthdays” calendar under the “Other” heading. If you want reminders on your iPhone for the birthdays of all your contacts, make sure the “Birthdays” calendar is checked.
Step 4: Open the Settings app on your iPhone, select “Calendars, “then tap Default Alert Times. You should see three options: Birthdays, Events, and All-Day Events.
Tap Birthdays, then pick a default time for birthday reminders: on the same day, the day before, two days before, or a week before.
Bam! No excuses now. And so you all know my birthday is April 13th
Bonus Mommy Tip: Add a contact for each your friend’s kids that you want to track, put their birthdays on your calendar too. You will look so proactive.
XOAlways be deliberate