Ask for Gifts for Others at Your Party

Every year, I have a Christmas open house and invite everyone on my Christmas card list. I usually end up having 50-70 guests show up. It is a blast. Only thing is, I always ended up with several bottles of wine or liquor (we do not drink) and a ton of boxes of candy which I really didn't need. This last year I had a brainstorm. On the invitation, I requested that instead of bringing a hostess gift, the guests bring an item suitable for a young child to be donated to charity. It was a huge success! And the charity organization I donated it to was thrilled.


As an added note, my great-niece did the same thing for her birthday party. She donated all of her presents to the poor.

This very small gesture will bring great joy to those who receive your donated items and will give you and your family a sense of the real meaning of giving.

By Antiquefreeque from WISCONSIN

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Anonymous Flag
April 28, 20090 found this helpful


ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
April 28, 20090 found this helpful

What a great idea! Food Share would be another thankful recipient. Keep up the good work/deeds. let's hope others follow your lead.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content(article continues below)
Better Living Charity TipsApril 27, 2009
A child putting coins in a donation bucket.
Teaching Kids About Holiday Giving
A couple opening wedding gifts.
Registering for Wedding Gifts
common or stinging nettle
What is This Weed?
A bride and bridesmaids.
Saving Money on Bridesmaid Dresses
Easter Ideas!
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on February 23, 2017 at 7:06:24 PM on in 3 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!