I don't know that I'm a fan of the letter. That would not go over well in my family, and if I received a note like that, in spite of sharing the same perspective, I don't think I'd appreciate it as a gift-giver. KWIM? You can be sweet as pie in your wording, but it still appears aggressive. I love the idea of setting up the "myregistry.com" and simply directing people there. It answers the "where are you registered/what can I buy for you?" questions yet also showcases what YOU are interested in without being "preachy." I've been very selective on the things I've put on my registry, hoping it will steer any gift-givers in the right direction (in my case, cloth diapers, a nursing pillow, a breast pump, wooden toys, etc). I can't stop people from buying me clothes/toys/accessories that I don't like, but... it's the spirit of generosity that matters, and at the end of the day if all my kid's clothes are dirty and I have to dress him in a Spongebob getup... so be it.
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5/28/09 at 2:23pm