Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Registry

Some of you are kind and generous people.
Some of you are hippies.
Some are both.

You know who you are.

We aren't really doing a lot of the traditional Babys 'R Us kind of registry stuff. Instead we have built our own registry through the Alternative Gift Registry. This allows us to request gently used secondhand items and pieces that may not be available at your mega-retailers.

Nothing is purchased directly off the registry, instead it gives you ideas of what we want and some links to the items. Once you buy something please mark it off the list. It is pretty easy but does require that extra step. We appreciate you doing the extra work.

Why alternative gifts?
  • According to a 2006 article on CNN Money, the average new parents spend $6,200 buying their first year’s worth of baby products, including furniture, car seats, clothing, and toys. That’s a huge chunk of change for items that will generally be used for less than two years.
  • According to a 2005 poll by Redbook, 87 percent of expectant parents “anticipate that baby expenses will increase their stress level.” — Is it any wonder?

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