I dont want to sound rude when asking people for money for charity instead of presents, can you help me with wording to include in my invitations.
"There is no need to bring me a present, but I’d appreciate if you donated some money to ________ instead."
"If you were thinking of buying me a present I’d like to suggest donating to ________ instead."
Something like that maybe. In any case, I don’t think it will come across as rude at all. I actually admire people who encourage people to donate to charities instead of buying a present.
Happy upcoming birthday by the way.