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20-40-60 Etiquette: Too much registering!

A pet gift registry? 20-40-60 Etiquette weighs in. Christina Nihira is the guest.
by Helen Ford Wallace and Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Callie Athey Published: May 26, 2013

Don't send out registry information on your invitation. That implies you are expecting a gift.

What did happen to being appreciative for whatever someone brings you and not dictating what they should bring?

GUEST'S ANSWER: Christina Nihira, journalist and community volunteer: The idea does seem a bit absurd given people's busy lives. However, couples are waiting longer to have children so maybe this is just a creative way to have some fun. I see this as more of an inspiration towards a silly “theme” party of sorts.

If a paw-print invite lands in your mailbox, rejoice that someone wants to spend time together and social with their new pet. Be happy that you get to cuddle a tiny sweet pup, kitty or some other furry animal. Grab a box of treats!

Callie Gordon is twenty-something, Lillie-Beth Brinkman is in her 40s, and social columnist Helen Ford Wallace is 60-plus. To ask an etiquette question, email For more 20-40-60 etiquette, go to

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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by Callie Athey
Freelance Writer
Callie Athey is 20-something and is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in various positions, ranging from Event Coordinator to Environmental Health and Safety Assistant. Currently, Callie is an Executive Assistant to a...
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