If that’s the case, head on over to The Baby Effect to print out little enclosure cards explaining that you believe that every birth represents a chance to make a better world for the next generation–and as such, in lieu of gifts you’d love it if the recipient would consider making a donation intended to help children in need.
Donors are directed to the Baby Effect website, where they can select which child-centric charity they’d like, and then on through to Global Giving to complete their donation. You get notification cards from Global Giving, a running total from Baby Effect, and the knowledge that you’ve helped other babies who really need it. It’s a fantastic way to do good and avoid receiving 16 receiving blankets. -Mir
Register for charitable baby gifts at The Baby Effect