I cringe too. At Christmas when everything was unwrapped I could only think about the clutter and where I would keep everything.
When's she old enough, at every Christmas and birthday I want her to donate. For example if she gets three new toys she can choose three old ones that she doesn't play with and give to charity. Out with the old and in the new
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30-12-2013 21:53 #11
30-12-2013 22:02 #12
Yes, great idea.
We are also doing this for our DDs 1st birthday coming up in February. She is our 4th child and I wish I has thought of of sooner.
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30-12-2013 22:37 #13
Great idea OP.
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31-12-2013 07:06 #14
I'm really excited about doing this now. I hope everyone wants to participate to make as much as we can.
31-12-2013 08:14 #15Senior Member
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I think that's a beautiful idea. I'd like to do something similar for DD2 first birthday but donate it to the NICU he was in.
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31-12-2013 09:03 #16Senior Member
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Good idea! I've been thinking of using Oxfam in future...
Just make sure it is easy for people to actually do the donating... (eg: I can't see how my MIL would be able to give me an oxfam gift!) ... say on the invite that there will be a tin at the party, or a basket for envelopes... and some people like you to know *how much* they are donating (and some prefer to be anonymous) so perhaps include envelopes with the party invitation where they can write their name and the amount they are donating. Also, a physical envelope, instead of an online link, would also help some people who want to feel like they have physically 'given' you something.
Really great idea!! I would love to hear how it all goes.
Edit.... if you are confident everybody attending the party can get online, then Karma currency would be the way to go:
They can email their gift direct to the hospital, or direct to you, or print it out and give it at the party.
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31-12-2013 10:20 #17
Thank you. The royal children's have a website with a link so you can set up your own web page for people to donate, they will then get a receipt also
Great idea on the tin I'll definitely have something at the party for people to donate on the day.
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