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An Organized Gift Tip

on January 20, 2011

I’m linking this post up to We’re Organized Wednesday with LeeAnne whose blog is Organize and Decorate Everything.
When I had Elizabeth, I was in labor the whole day of my due date/baby shower day, so I rested all day before the shower which was put on by the young women at church and all of their moms were invited too. Anyway, I came home from the baby shower, sorted out all of the (way too many!) gifts and decided to write the name of the person who gave the gift on the tag to help me remember. The list of gifts and who gave it works most of the time, but sometimes, especially if other people just write pink onsie, it just doesn’t cover it. Anyway, so I wrote the name of the giver on the gift and then when it was time for Elizabeth to fit into that outfit, I’d remember again who gave it to her and possibly make sure she wore it when we’d see them. It has helped me remember even now nearly eight years later who gave me/Elizabeth which outfit/blanket/etc. Now that I’m due with my fourth child, third girl next week, this is coming in very handy again. It’s nice to remember to be grateful for all that people so generously give (even though I keep telling people I have PLENTY of baby things for this little girl). Of course new things are nice and fun, but I’d really much rather have diapers, playdates for the other three kids, or restaurant gift cards if you feel you MUST give me something. =) Seriously though, I don’t NEED anything.

5 responses to “An Organized Gift Tip

  1. Great idea! I always like to at least send a picture of my girls in an outfit that was given to them to the person that gave them the gift. What a great way to remember…especially in the months just after having a baby when the mom is getting used to a new routine and not getting as much sleep. :)I would love it if you would link up to "Simplify for the New Year" at A Home Made by Kiki! I'm your newest follower now too!

  2. I remember you telling me this idea and I did it with my gifts for Jackson before and after he was born.. I should probably get back on the ball and start marking the items Jacob has recieved before I forget.

  3. Thanks for linking up at A Home Made by Kiki!

  4. Nice idea. I found your post from Organize and Decorate Everything. I think my readers would love to see your tip if you stopped by and linked up to Organizing Mission -Monday. (open until Sat) I'm not on blogger, so here is the link http://www.organizewithsandy.com/2011/01/17/organizing-mission-monday-link-party-week-5/

  5. Leanne says:

    I love this idea and having the baby wear the outfit when you see that person is so thoughtful. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'll be featuring this on Saturday.

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