December 25, 2016

Smith Family


Hi, Friends and Family. We are pledging to have a simpler holiday season this year -- one with more fun and less stuff, more joy and less stress, and more love and less waste. Rather than presents, what we really want more than anything is time with you. That being said, if it would make you happy to give the kids a gift, we understand. We've created this registry to make it easy for you to find gifts that the kids will really enjoy. Thanks! And happy holidays!

Virginia Discovery Museum Family Membership

We love spending time at our local children's museum. It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon, especially when the weather's not cooperating. A family membership to the museum would definitely be the gift that keeps on giving!

To purchase the family membership, go to

Type of gift

Experience

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

The Gift of Music

We've heard nothing but good things about a local music class called Mainly Music. I would love to sign the kids up! Each child costs $45, and the class lasts for the entire school year. There is no gift card or online payment available, so you have to use the old-fashioned check or cash option. Just be sure to let us know that it's for the music class.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 90

Amount Given

$ 0

A Donation to Our Favorite Organization

We are passionate about living lives that focus on "more of what matters", and we love New Dream's innovative and inspirational programs. Their mission is to empower Americans to improve their quality of life by taking action to consume responsibly, protect the environment, and build community. We would love a donation made in our honor!

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

Unlimited

Amount Given

$ 50

CSA Membership

We would love a CSA share at our local, organic farm. Not only will we get delicious food, but the kids get to go the farm and help pick the produce themselves!

For information on how to purchase a share for us, please see

Type of gift

Other

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Babysitting

We've been trying to plan a regular date night for years! Anybody want to gift us their babysitting services? Just check out the calendar we've created, and pick a date that works for you. We will be eternally grateful!

Type of gift

Time

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

3

Dress Up Contributions

Anybody have any old items that they would be willing to donate to the kids’ dress-up bin? Bandanas, hats, suspenders…anything that could lend itself to creative play!

Check out this website for inspiration:

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

0

Garden Share

Anybody want to share a garden with us? We have a decent garden started, but we just don’t have the time to maintain it properly. We would love to team up with someone who has the time but not the land. You would be helping us out, and you get your own delicious produce. Win-win!

Type of gift

Time

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Sewing Skills

I’m not sure how the kids manage to tear holes in all of their pants. But we want to breathe life back into them with patches like these. Unfortunately, even these patches require more sewing skills than we currently have. Will someone teach us?

Check out the tutorial here:

Type of gift

Skill Share

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Secondhand Board Games

Our family loves board games, and we think nothing beats the classics! If you have any old board games lying around, we would love to take them off your hands. We are especially looking for boggle, stratego, battleship, mille bornes, and clue.

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

0

Pet Sitting

This is the newest member of our family – Coco! We will be taking trips to NYC and Denver in the next couple of months, and we could use some pet sitting help. We also have two sweet cats who love attention. See the calendar for the dates of our trips.

Type of gift

Time

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

0

Help Out Our Library!

Most of you know that we spend quite a bit of time at our local library. Our local library has a book wish list, and, if you purchase from the list, you can choose to include a special book plate with the kids' names in it. The kids would be thrilled to find a book with their name and a special message from you!

For more information on the wishlist, please visit

Type of gift

Charity

Amount Requested

Unlimited

Amount Given

$ 1