Family members often said things like, “How dare someone be so greedy that they actually tell people ahead of time what they want for their wedding/baby/birthday! They should be thankful that they even get a gift!”
I used to think the same way too, but over time my view on the subject has swung to the exact opposite.
Yes, I hope I’m still just as grateful for any gifts I get, but in today’s culture, registries have become so accepted that I don’t think there is much danger of people being offended when you do point them to a registry. People have even asked me, “Where’s your registry?” when they want to get me something.
My husband also came from a culture where registries weren’t very popular, but for a different reason: they just didn’t exist! 🙂 Continue reading