As I mentioned yesterday, I am now the Primary Secretary in our ward. Along with knowing what’s going on and keeping on track of Opening Exercise assignments, I quickly discovered I needed an easy way to see if there had been any birthdays in the last week that we needed to recognize. Because how awful do you feel when you realized you missed that adorable, shy little 3-year-old’s birthday?! Pretty awful, let me tell you.
So, I created these Birthday Lists to ensure an at-a-glance method of checking birthdays. I keep meaning to go back and make some sort of little notation for each week so that I will even more easily know which birthdays need to be announced when. Until then, I just have to refer to a calendar.
These lists have worked out really well so far and the other ladies in our presidency have made their own copies too. If you write in pencil or on a page protector with a wet erase marker, it’s super easy to update and add new kids who move in or erase the kids when they graduate out. It’s a re-usable list, since birthdays are always on the same day, every single year. How thoughtful, right? So, even when little Bobby moves up a class, you won’t have to make any adjustments to your birthday lists.
It’s pretty straight-forward, but such a life saver! In each date slot there is space to write the names of any birthdays. I split up my columns and had Junior Primary birthdays on the left side of the column and Senior Primary birthdays on the right. Don’t forget your teachers too!
These lists aren’t just great for Primary though. They’d be fantastic in any organization. My grandma keeps a running list of birthdays as the family keeps getting bigger and the great-grandkids get more numerous. She uses and loves the lists too! Add them to a family binder for quick reference. There are lots of ways to use these birthday lists to help organize your life a little more. Want your own set? Download them and get to organizing all those important days!