need to write on babys 1st invite no gifts, how do I word this.

Emma-Louise - posted on 01/25/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Its nearly my sons 1st birthday, so close to christmas too. As you may all know the amount of toys we have here our house looks like a toy shop. Also Liam has an older brother so he has sooo many things to play with. So I thought in the invites for his party I would some how politly write a poem or something asking for money or vouchers so we could put it into savings and buy something he needs. Any ideas welcome, thanks ladies! PLEASE HELP.

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Manners relegate that you cannot tell people HOW to give their gift (just like it is actually VERY tacky on a wedding invitation to tell people where you are registered).
These are three things you can do
1. say on the invitation that their presence is the only thing required no gifts are necessary
2. let a few "gossipy" people know that you are flush with gifts and what you really would like is vouchers or contributions towards your son's college fund. Trust that they will spread the word to others. (my sister in law is GREAT at this in my family...)
3. You can put on your invitaiton that your son is flush with toys, so you are asking that clean, new toys for children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years be brought over and all gifts will be donated to the local battered womans shelter.

But putting on the invitation that people should give you vouchers or money, that is rather rude.

Louise - posted on 01/25/2011

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I think people will take the hump if you ask for cash out right. I would we are saving for I don't know to redecorate his room. Make a list of what you need and ask them to buy from the list or give vouchers for the stores you need. This way people have the option.

Jen - posted on 01/25/2011

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you could say please if i may ask u not to buy my son any toys instead we would greatly appreciate vouchers or money instead so we can put it into savings for something he needs in the future

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