04 April 2014
Free For All Friday No. 281
But Filofax makes a separate form to list birthdays and anniversaries. If you use those, you wouldn't have to recopy it every year, but you'd need a plan for looking at it frequently, perhaps moving the page from month to month.
I know someone who doesn't use any kind of organizer, but never forgets birthdays. She has a wonderful thing: a perpetual monthly calendar hung on her refrigerator. It's simply a long, 12-page book with a line for each day of the month. On the line for a person's birthday, she writes the 1st name and the 2-digit abbreviation of the birth year. You can fit more than one person on a line. And voila! All the information she needs, in a place where she sees it all the time, and it never needs to be copied over.
What's your system for remembering birthdays?