It could start with someone "mentioning" your birthday…."hey, isn't your birthday around the corner?"
OR celebrating lunch with a friend (and the word birthday comes up in conversation) OR receiving a gift OR seeing something you just HAVE TO have and buying it with the rationalization that your birthday season is somewhere in the near (or not so near) future ..In other words it is up to the discretion of the said birthday person to decide when it begins. I've taught this to our children, who in turn have taught it to their children, friends, neighbors….recently a young teen in Wisconsin asked her mom about her birthday season. "What is THAT?" the mother asked. I never did find out if she got her "season."
As my birthday approaches (and, yes, the season started about a week ago), I wonder how long this season of my life will go on. Birthdays are meant to be celebrations of life. As we (I…and my many counterparts) age we find a season of treasured memories. Each one is like a wrapped present, just waiting to be re opened…and celebrated.
I wish you all a wonderful birthday SEASON.