Hope you had a nice Easter weekend. We had 26 of us at my parents' home on Saturday for lunch, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, and a family picture. Sooooo nice!
In light of Earth Day being this month, here's an article by Jackie Kass with some ideas for green baby gifts:
Green Baby Gifts
"It seems like someone is always pregnant, and you’re once again forced with the daunting task of purchasing yet another baby gift. If the baby department at your local retailer is simply too overwhelming, yet you want your gift to be thoughtful and appreciated, then a pre-assembled Green Baby Gift Box is the perfect choice for you.
Green Baby Gift Box is a small, mom-owned business based in Vermont that is dedicated to making eco-conscious gift giving effortless, fashionable and fun! All baby gift boxes include vibrant, creative, and useful objects that baby can use every day. The company searches the planet for sustainable and often handmade gifts that show little ones how much they are cherished.
Green Baby Gift Boxes are organized by theme and bring together baby items, toys and clothes made from the highest quality sustainable materials by the best natural and socially responsible companies in the world---the very places we wish we had known about when our first child was born. Green Baby Gift Box tries to mix companies you'll be able to find at your local toy store with gorgeous handmade and recycled items, many of them made in Vermont. Everything is thoroughly researched and tested for safety, beauty, durability, and sustainability.
The pre-assembled gift sets fit a range of budgets. The $36 "In the Swim" collection, for instance, contains a set of pool- and beach-side essentials, including an organic cotton sunhat from Kate Quinn Organics, a reusable swim diaper from Bummis, a Kathe Kruse squirting-fish toy, and a copy of Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli.
Feeling flush? You can go for broke with the "Adventure Calls," for would-be explorers. For $119.40, you get a silk/organic cotton hooded sweatshirt set from A B Sea, a Kate Quinn Organics sunhat, a pair of handmade wool felt/recycled leather shoes from Diddle Dumpling, a Bummis reusable swim diaper, a wooden chew toy from Haba, a Kathe Kruse organic cotton ball, and a copy of Quiet Loud by Leslie Patricelli.Each gift comes packaged in a recycled box topped with Of the Earth's recycled-paper EcoTwist ribbon.
Green Baby Gift Box is a socially responsible company that assesses all of its operations on an ongoing basis to ensure that it minimizes its environmental impacts. Green Baby uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper for custom gift cards & internal printing."