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My retirement party and gifts

Posted by sudiepav (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 13, 10 at 20:57

I just threw my own retirement party, and thanks to my husband it was a rousing success. I had an open house b/w 1 and 5 on a Sunday, and I knew that people would want to bring gifts, even though I didn't want any. I asked, on the invitation, that instead of gifts, to please consider planting a tree, giving a book to a child or making a donation to a food pantry. Some people brought gift cards or wine, but I was gratified by how many people had trees planted in my name, gave books to our library, or donated to the local food pantry. I was astounded by the success of this and plan to use the "gift" idea for future celebrations where we'd rather not have gifts.


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RE: My retirement party and gifts

Congratulations on your retirement! You'll have a lot more time for entertaining now ....

I'm glad the party was so great. Good for you!


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