People brought gifts anyway - I've finally figured out that when someone is really important to you, you bring them a gift even when they tell you not to.
Addie's birthday is 11 days before Christmas, and for 10 solid years I have made every effort to keep her birthday and Christmas separate. She's never technically had a birthday party, partly because birthday parties are not my thing and partly because it's 11 days before Christmas. Everyone is busy, including me. Adding one more thing to people's already busy schedules seems mean. AddieRead More »from Why I Put "No Gifts Please" on My Daughter’s Birthday Invitations