Thursday, August 16, 2007

fantastic post over at angry chicken this a.m. regarding toys not made in china - and alot more.

thanks amy!

e's 6th bday is less than a month a way and i have been thinking of tactful ways to request no plastic and a plea for locally made. any ideas?

4 comments:

Emmitsworld said...

Mothering Magazine, a few years ago, had a wonderful letter that you could give to gift givers and an entire article about how to gently let people know what kind of gifts you do and don't want. I am sure you could call them and find out which issue or it might be on their website. We also give a very special themed item to bring and an option to bring nothing. One year we were making my son a cookbook so all the guests brought a copy of their favorite recipe and a photo of themselves, another year a bead and a wish to add to a string of wish beads for above his bed and the wishes went into a book. This last year everyone was asked to bring a favorite book, preferably used. I think this next year we will have a dress up party and guests can bring something to add to his dress up collection for their own closet or a thrift store like a scarf, funny hat, belt, cape, shoes, bag, jewelry, etc... I think no one wants to arrive at a birthday empty handed or let a birthday pass without sending something so a very specific request is helpful to you and to the giver. I hope that helps.

mrspilkington said...

I also like book exchanges -- each guest brings and returns home with a new book.

Mary Beth said...

One year, when my daughter was very little, one of the little girls at the party had included a couple of her own toys as part of the gift--things she had chosen herself to give to Faith. It was very sweet and a great way to recycle.

Tracy said...

all so good - thanks! (i remember that mothering article - must see if i held onto it...)