Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What a great idea!

Madeleine received her first birthday party invitation to say these instructions:
"Please have your child make a special card or picture for the birthday boy in lieu of a gift."

What a great idea! Just thought I would share...

2 comments:

Jessie Dirks said...

This is a great idea! My parents used to make giving to others a part of all my birthdays.

Since my birthday is in December, my parties usually included something that incorporated community service and the holidays. I remember we often had my little guests bring mittens to hang on the library's "mitten tree" from which mittens were plucked for local shelters.

Kerry Sumpter Smith said...

I love the mitten tree idea! We have a lot of homeless that come to Oak Lawn UMC (we serve them a meal every Sunday evening) and every year we have a big coat and hat drive. Next year, mittens!