Skip the china, go for the donations. That's a suggestion made by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The campaign has started an "Obama event registry" to let engaged supporters of the president ask friends and family for donations to his re-election bid instead of presents.
A blog post www.barackobama.com/news/entry/the-obama-event-registry asks anyone with an upcoming birthday, wedding, or anniversary to "support the President on your big day" by asking for donation money "in lieu of a gift."
The site provides suggested language for couples to use when soliciting campaign cash. "For my big day, I'd like to show my support for a cause I believe in - re-electing President Obama," it reads. "That's why I'm asking my friends and family to donate to the Obama campaign. Thanks for chipping in!"
See the registry here: http://www.barackobama.com/obama-event-registry/ .