Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Green Works for Me Wednesday


Today I'm joining my first blog carnival: Works for Me Wednesday hosted by Rocks in My Dryer! Every Wednesday, bloggers post a teeny tidbit describing something that...well, you guessed it...works for them.

Of course, I have to stay true to my blog's niche (love that word) so let me share a way in which I made my daughter's recent birthday a little big greener. On the invitation I expressly asked that attendees bring regifted gifts only...and as I've mentioned before, Sprout could not have been happier with what she received: tons of books, a pair of pink crocs, some new toys that our neighbors had received as gifts and had never opened, and some cold hard cash, which I guess is cheating a little bit, but hey...that's a regift wouldn't you agree? Sprout was happy and so was I knowing that we received some perfectly good toys that were just no longer the toy a la mode for our family and friends.

9 comments:

SaraG said...

Oh such a great idea - thanks for the tip!

carrie said...

Good for you!

Thanks for sharing--I'm excited to find your blog and do a little browsing!

Mommy Babble said...

That's a great idea. :) It saves double green in both cash and the environment from the onslaught of packaging. I love it!

But I have to ask if anyone was offended/weirded out by that? I could easily see my inlaws taking it as insulting no matter how much I tried to explain.

Whymommy said...

I think this is such a fun idea!

Angela said...

I love this idea! I usually just say don't worry about gifts but then people will bring it anyway. This way at least you can encourage people to think a little harder and reuse something!

Karen said...

Hey, the cash is green AND it's recirculated many times...so not cheating in my opinion. :)

Great idea. My kids have so many things they don't play with anymore or have never even opened up.

Angelena said...

Love this idea. My family likes to re-gift too!!

Gift of Green said...

Thanks to all of you for visiting! It's great having you stop by! Mommy Babble - no, not a single person was offended or weirded out (well...at least no one told me!), but I think it probably has to do with my daughter's age - she is too young to *ask* for anything or really want anything in particular so any present was just icing on the cake (no pun intended!). I need to take a lesson from her! :) My in-laws did buy her a small figurine which was brand new, but these figurines are something special that I am hoping they will buy for her each year, so of course I would never turn that kind of gift down. The figurines will go on a shelf for "special things" when she's a little bit older.

Jenny Rough said...

A green birthday - what a great idea!