Your child's birthday will be as special as you make it!
I was born on Dec 15. I NEVER remember feeling short changed by having a b-day 10 days before Christmas. In fact, I remember as a kid having people make comments to me like, "Oh, poor you with a Christmas birthday..." and always being confused WHY it was a bad thing exactly.
Things that my mom did to make it special:
~ It was NOT combined with Christmas. The only "Christmas" thing about my b-day was she has *always* made sure to have the tree up by the 14th because my gifts go under it.
I always LOVED this and still do! This past year was the ONLY year in my 34 years that the tree wasn't up in time.
~ I got cupcakes for school, a birthday party, and whatever else I would have normally gotten for presents/celebration whenever my birthday would have been. Yes, it can be a "tight" time of year for money, but neither your child's b-day or X-mas is a surprise. Budget appropriately and plan ahead.
I'm really curious if this baby will be born *on* Christmas. My due date is the 17th, and both our girls went exactly 1 week and 1 day over their due date. 1 week & 1 day past the 17th is the 25th! It will be interesting, but even if the baby has a b-day on the 25th I have no doubt we'll find lots of ways to make his/her day a special one.