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Old 11-19-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to send out invites for dd 1st bday party and I'm inviting some relatives that we don't see that often, well, primarily because I'd like to see them and have them meet/see dd. But I don't want them to think I'm just inviting them to get gifts and honestly, with a handful of cousins older than her, dd has loads of toys and i know that the close relatives (my sisters and brother plus g'parents) are getting her a decent amount. so i need a nice way to say no gifts please to these people...i thought maybe one of you creative ds mama's had/could come up with a cute little poem... i thought maybe suggesting they give something to toys for tots would be nice? any ideas?

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I know it's not cutesy but a simple Your presence will be gift enough. Please come join us for a special day.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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As appreciated as your gifts may be
They are not needed as you will see.
The presence of her family will do
And make Her day special too!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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Saying no gifts is nice, but a lot of times people don't listen.
Also, you are only saying no gifts to SOME of the people who are coming?? That is weird. And anyone who actually listens and does not bring a gift is going to feel like an idiot when DD starts opening gifts and everyone notices that not everyone brought one...
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As appreciated as your gifts may be
They are not needed as you will see.
The presence of her family will do
And make Her day special too!!
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For our last one I just put "no presents, just your presence." Haha
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:09 PM   #7
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Saying no gifts is nice, but a lot of times people don't listen.
Also, you are only saying no gifts to SOME of the people who are coming?? That is weird. And anyone who actually listens and does not bring a gift is going to feel like an idiot when DD starts opening gifts and everyone notices that not everyone brought one...


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Old 11-19-2008, 11:08 PM   #8
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We kept it simple on DS' invite:
"The best present is your presence"

Everyone ignored it. People will probably bring gifts no matter what.
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Madeline is turning One!
Please come join us in the fun!
There is nothing she needs,
she has toys galore.
The very best present,
is you at the door!

If you simply can't bear
Not to buy a toy to share,
Choose an angel from a tree
And give a gift from Maddie!
Then every child will have the joy
On Christmas day of a brand new toy!

(I was thinking of the angel trees we have everywhere here)

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:18 AM   #10
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Madeline is turning One!
Please come join us in the fun!
There is nothing she needs,
she has toys galore.
The very best present,
is you at the door!

If you simply can't bear
Not to buy a toy to share,
Choose an angel from a tree
And give a gift from Maddie!
Then every child will have the joy
On Christmas day of a brand new toy!

(I was thinking of the angel trees we have everywhere here)
omg thats great!!

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As appreciated as your gifts may be
They are not needed as you will see.
The presence of her family will do
And make Her day special too!!
i like this one too...hmm, i'll have to decide!

i know people won't necessarily abide by it, but i'd like the sentiment to be there. and if nothing else, maybe it will help them decide to buy something more practical or smallish. and the only people i'm not including it for are my sisters and my brother and her grandparents. i've talked to them all about it and they know that she doesn't need much and they also adamantly refuse to abide by it...and we def. won't make a big deal about opening presents so people who didn't bring a gift won't feel weird. plus, if it were me and i was told not to bring a gift, i wouldn't feel weird if other people did bring gifts, i would just assume that person decided not to honor the wishes of the parents (or whoever). but maybe thats just me
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