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This may not be very "controversial" but I want to hear your honest opinions.
My husband and I were discussing how our daughter has too many toys. Her birthday is coming up and I'm dreading having all these new toys in the house.
I considered writing on her party invitations, "While a gift is not a requirement, if you want to bring a gift, please bring something other than a toy." But then I thought that sounded rude. My grandmother suggested that I ask people to bring a toy for charity instead of a toy as a gift for my daughter. So I'm going to write, "Instead of a present for Eliza, please bring a new toy, book, or pajamas to be donated to the children at the woman's shelter."
I'm just a little worried about what people may think. What would be your reaction if you saw that on a party invitation? How would you re-phrase that?
Just a note, I know that our close family members and friends will probably still bring Eliza a gift in addition to a donation. I appreciate what people do for her, and I don't want anyone to assume that I'm not appreciative.