Originally Posted by Storm Bride
It's interesting how differently people see things. If I was directed to a webpage like the one in the OP, I wouldn't see it as a "shopping list" at all. She provided multiple merchants, and didn't specify what kind of gift. I'd see it as a wonderful opportunity to brainstorm what kind of toys the birthday girl liked...and I probably wouldn't end up ordering from any of the specified merchants.
This is what I was getting at with the list. More of a brainstorming idea. I realize it may offend some people, and that's certainly not what I'm trying to do, but I'm pretty certain the people who would look at our site, and visit it regularly since that's where all our photos go, wouldn't mind it so much. In fact, before we sent out the invites and just talked about the party, everyone asked what to get and where to get it. Most of our family lives far away and I'm the only one who sews, so buying something online and just having it shipped to us is much easier for everyone. At least for us. Actually, we initially told people that all we wanted were birthday cards to put in her book, but no one liked that idea. Apparently it wasn't enough.
I appreciate it though.
I must say, I love the idea of that charity card! How awesome! I think that's fabulous! We'll definitely have to use that next time. Thanks for the idea