by Edna Rienzi | November 23, 2015
Do you feel overwhelmed with your family's holiday gift-giving traditions? Check out three ideas for a more meaningful celebration. Here's to more fun and less stuff!
by Edna Rienzi | September 2, 2015
Read an excerpt from Rachel Macy Stafford's (also know as the Hands Free Mama) beautifully written new book, and learn how her daughter Natalie taught her to let go of societal expectations and her perfectionist tendencies and give the gifts that really matter in life.
by Edna Rienzi | June 1, 2015
Welcome to the first installment of the SoKind Celebration Guide, which we will bring to you as a weekly blog series. This series is designed to serve as a resource for you regardless of whether you’re planning a wedding, a baby shower, a birthday party, a holiday celebration, a graduation picnic, or a backyard barbecue. Although we have focused on weddings, baby showers, and birthday parties throughout the series, most of the ideas and tips can be easily adapted for any type of celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.