It was my brother's girlfriend's birthday yesterday, I sent her a card. Should I also have sent her a text/phoned her/written on her facebook wall as well? This is not a facebook issue, this is nothing to do with how people feel about social media, it's about birthdays.
This is an area where Dan and I disagree. On his birthday he seems to spend half the day texting, messaging or phoning people to say thank you for their birthday wishes, for their card or whatever. I don't think he should spend his birthday doing that - it's his birthday. I don't mind sending a thank you card or message after the event, and of course I always thank people in person for good wishes. But to spend the actual day doing it - when he is the one doing the phoning, that's weird to me.
Anyway, back to the birthday card yesterday. I see this morning on facebook than my brother has wished his girlfriend happy birthday there, I assume he's also sent her a card, and they live together. I think that's unnecessary, I don't need everyone else to know I'm wishing someone a happy birthday, and I don't think my feelings mean more the more I say them and in different formats. Am I the only one? I think on this topic I probably am.