Personal Milestones that Should Be Celebrated

Personal Milestones that Should Be Celebrated

What Are Milestones

We believe there’s always a good reason to celebrate, whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or personal milestone. So while most people have their birthdays and holidays set in stone, we always like to provide a little extra effort for those who like to celebrate milestones.

Milestones are moments in people’s lives that don’t have a set date but feel like an accomplishment. We’re going to try and cover all of the major ones in about eleven categories. There are of course are going to be cultural, national, and racial milestones that will be different. But we’re going to try and be inclusive while being cohesive.

You think there is a milestone that hasn’t been represented here, feel free the comments or email us about something you think should be included.

Our Top 11 Milestones for Celebration

The Obvious Milestones

These Milestones are the obvious ones and might have already been mentioned in this article, but we feel it’s important to include them and also include any kinds of notes about how to celebrate them in case you’re looking for different ways to make you this one feel special.


Birthdays are the most celebrated milestones for the human race, across the board. Every birthday is special, but at the same time, every birthday feels generic, and a lot of the Milestones involving birthdays are featured in this list, but for the most part, a birthday is pretty standard. You made it one more year around the Sun, and you’re still alive, which should be celebrated.

The Big Tens

The Big Ten’s are basically anytime you cross a decade. 10 20 30 40, it keeps going, but it always feels like a special end cap, especially the even numbers because that’s basically a generation that you’ve survived.

General Holidays

General holidays are things that would be your Christmas is your Saint Patrick’s Day is your July 4th in no particular order indicating importance. Depending on your knowledge of the person depends on how much you want to celebrate the event. I’m not going to tell you what to do, but there’s basically a holiday every single day of the year now so it’s up to you to figure out which ones you want to prioritize

The Coming of Age Milestones

this is basically a super list of all the most important birthdays that happened in a person life, most of these have to do with the big major Milestones you’re going to get just by turning a certain age. Usually, these ages are symbolized by being able to unlock something almost.

Quinceañeras/Sweet 16s

Quinceañeras/ sweet sixteens are always a developmental year and celebrated typically for women. They usually have lavish displays of celebration, and they should be celebrated for the fact that it is typically when a girl becomes a woman. I’m not going to presume one way or another how this one person looks at maturity, nor am I going to bring up the mental parts of growing older. All know that these are Milestones across multiple cultures.


Graduations basically cover all of the major .s in which someone surpasses in school. High school, college, Masters, Ph.D. trade school, you name it, it should be celebrated. If you want to be cheeky, you can celebrate Middle School to or driving school, but I wouldn’t necessarily include them on the same level.

Turning 21

Turning 21 is one of the most important milestones and should always be accompanied by hard liquor. Most people realize that it’s 21 you can indeed drink alcohol, and that’s usually the big distinguisher between that and 18; depending on certain State and Regional rules, they can also smoke. But this is probably the only milestone that enforces the celebration of what is essentially a deadly habit.

Dirty Thirty

Dirty Thirty is one that we debated hard put it on this list, but I think it’s very important. For many the recent generations, turning 30 basically means that you’re now officially an adult, and many people kind of goof off for their 20s. With that, I think dirty thirties should be celebrating, if not through cards and gifts, then definitely through social media.

The Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones are ones that are a little bit harder for you to pin down. They’re essentially just personal goals and things that someone’s doing, but it’s really hard to pay attention to them because they still have to turn into a full-time job to keep track of them.

Personal Goals

Personal goals can be anything from weight loss to a job promotion, to not drinking for six months. These should be celebrated and in a variety of ways, but they require a certain agility to them that isn’t as consistent as though this is the day that they always are born.

New Jobs and Promotions

Working your butt off to get a new job or a promotion always deserves a pat on the back at the very least!

Getting Married/ Life Partner

Getting married or finding a life partner is always an important one. If you know they’re making a big lifestyle change based on this person, then it should be celebrated. Alternatively, if you’re not sure how to celebrate an anniversary, we encourage you to check out our article on.

Having a child or Adopting

having a baby or adopting is a huge milestone. While there are many artificial goals that will be set like a baby shower or visiting the baby For the First Time, It’s always important to trickle in the margins. Sending something small can always be helpful, even if it’s something like buying them dinner or sending them flowers and chocolates are things that will always be appreciated.

Just Saying Thank You

Finally, I don’t think it’s out of line to say you should say thank you. Creating a thank you card for someone can be tremendously inside. Just spread the joy because, basically, you’re going out of your way to let someone know that you appreciate them, and chances are he might just be on for both. Yeah might be reciprocal in case they did something nice but just saying thank you to someone is tremendously powerful.