Reminders are a convenient and popular feature on Monica. Before today, they were sent the day events happen. If your goal was to buy a gift for your friend who has his birthday today, it would have been be too late to find and buy the gift. From now on, you will be reminded some time in advance that an event is coming. We call this a notification - or a reminder of reminder.
By default, notifications are sent 30 days before the event happens, then 7 days before, then the day the event happens. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to plan for whatever the event is.
Those notifications can be disabled in your Settings panel, under Personalization.
Notifications only affect monthly and yearly reminders, not weekly.
Cherry on the cake: you also now have the possibility to define the hour in the day you want to receive the reminder emails.
These new features are already in production, and will be available in v1.8.1, which will be released in a few days, if you are into running Monica on a server that you own.