The SoKind Blog


Real Celebration: Guinevere's Potluck Baby Shower and Mother Blessing

by Edna Rienzi   |   May 19, 2015

In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Guinevere's friends and family came together for a potluck baby shower and mother blessing where the main event was the sharing of heartfelt blessings and advice.


Dishing the Love, Potluck Style

by Holly Minch   |   April 15, 2015

In this post, Holly Minch describes her experience as a wedding guest at a potluck wedding and her new-found appreciation for this catering option as an opportunity for friends and family to actively participate in the celebration. Read on for more details about this "extended family dinner" wedding as well as for practical tips on pulling off a potluck wedding with ease.


Danielle and Michael’s Baby Boy’s Brit Milah

by Edna Rienzi   |   April 1, 2015

In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Danielle and Michael encouraged their friends and family to provide them with the gifts they really needed and wanted for their baby boy, Avi.


The Changing Nature of Wedding Gifts

by Caitlin Frauton   |   March 17, 2015

Caitlin Frauton is the owner of DIY Wedding Mentor, which provides affordable wedding-planning services for couples who are planning their own weddings. Caitlin started DIY Wedding Mentor after she and her husband planned their own DIY wedding and realized that couples needed more help when it came to DIY weddings. In this post, 

Caitlin describes the changing nature of wedding gifts as many couples are reaching out to their loved ones to ask for direct support with the wedding instead of expecting traditional wedding gifts as they focus on long-term financial goals instead of adding more "stuff" to their lives.


Guest Registry: Curated by Jen Boulden

by Jen Boulden, Host of JenBTV.com   |   February 12, 2015

In the Guest Registry series, SoKind asks our friends and supporters about their favorite SoKind gift ideas. The result? A collection of creative and inspiring guest registries! Enjoy.


Cathy and Stephen's Multicultural San Francisco Wedding

by Edna Rienzi    |   February 9, 2015

In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Cathy and Stephen incorporated their cultural heritage and their love of their hometown throughout their wedding.


Maria and Reggie's Relaxed, Budget-Friendly Wedding

by Edna Rienzi   |   February 9, 2015

In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Maria and Reggie focused on what was important to them, and allowed others to step in and use their natural strengths to help the couple celebrate their big day.


Top SoKind Holiday Books for Children

by Edna Rienzi   |   December 8, 2014

We know so many Americans are tired of the commercialization of the holidays and want more of what matters ...not just more stuff and stress. But, in the midst of all the commercials, lists for Santa, and shopping trips, how do you get your kids to appreciate a simpler, more meaningful holiday? We've compiled a list of our favorite holiday books that we hope make it easier for you to communicate your values and desires to your kids. Happy Reading!


Overcoming Party Pressure: SoKind Tips for a “Good Enough” Birthday Party

by Edna Rienzi   |   November 4, 2014

Last month, SoKind celebrated a big milestone — its one-year anniversary! As a gift to you, we've gathered our favorite tips for hosting birthday celebrations that focus on more fun and less stuff...more joy and less stress...and more love and less waste. Read on for celebration inspiration and practical tips.


Who Gives a Sheep?

by Edna Rienzi   |   October 29, 2014

After several years as a wedding photographer, Danielle Calhoun had begun to feel frustrated with the excessiveness of the weddings she was documenting. A trip to photograph West African orphanages cemented these feelings of uneasiness and frustration. But, rather than give up and quit the entire industry, Danielle decided to harness the amazing potential of the wedding market. 


Michelle & Jedd's Peace Corps Homecoming

by Edna Rienzi   |   October 27, 2014

In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Michelle and Jedd have used SoKind to reach out to their loved ones during an important time of transition in their lives.


Top 5 Lessons from a SoKind User

by Evonne Marzouk   |   August 25, 2014

Evonne Marzouk and her husband didn't need all that much baby gear for their second son. Moreover, they didn't really want a lot of new stuff.  But Evonne knew that friends and family wanted to help celebrate the family's newest member.  With this in mind, Evonne created a SoKind Registry. In this post, she shares her experiences and the lessons she learned along the way.  


Adrienne & Chris’s Family Reunion Wedding

by Edna Rienzi   |   June 16, 2014

In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how Adrienne and Chris used their wedding as an opportunity to spend meaningful time with the people most important to them. 


Guest Registry: Curated by Laurie David

by Laurie David, Author and Producer   |   May 21, 2014

In the Guest Registry series, SoKind asks our friends and supporters about their favorite SoKind gift ideas. The result? A collection of creative and inspiring guest registries! Enjoy.


Guest Registry: Curated by Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton

by Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, authors of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending    |   May 21, 2014

In the Guest Registry series, SoKind asks our friends and supporters about their favorite SoKind gift ideas. The result? A collection of creative and inspiring guest registries! Enjoy.


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