I was brought up to buy a gift and card for my brothers on their birthday, and this didn’t stop when we were adults. As we got older, it became mostly just a card, and now it is usually a phone call. Sometimes I feel bad about that, but gifts just became impractical as we don’t live near each other and it usually ended up beig something they didn’t need anyway. I do love my brothers, but I would rather see them than trade meaningless chachkies on our birthdays. I feel bad if I can’t even be bothered to pick up a card though, but I think that is my mother echoing in my head.
How to you observe your sibling’s birthday?