Post # 1
In the first half of the first page of the Gifts and Registries Board there are THREE posts pertaining to handkerchiefs (make that four). I have never in my life seen a person (aside from in a movie or television show) use a handkerchief!
I’m from British Columbia, Canada.
Anyone have any insight? Where you’re from, are handkerchiefs commonplace for everyday, special occasions, JUST for weddings or not at all?
Am I an uncouth hick for using tissue? It never occured to me before!
Post # 3
I’m guessing one of the posts you’re reffering to is mine. lol For me, it’s not that I think my mother will actually use it for the purpose of wiping away tears. It’s going to be embroidered with a note from me so it’s more of a keepsake. Some people may actually really use them, but I don’t expect my mom too. I’m doing this instead of a corsage which will die withing 3 hours of the wedding–this is something she can keep forever.
Post # 4
Any more, I think they are more commemorative that utilitarian. Especially when it comes to weddings.
My household still uses hankies, I have a bunch of pretty ones from my grandma that I use. I have allergies and my eyes water alot. Hubs works in an environment that isn’t condusive to tissues.
Post # 5
I use them. Mostly because I have allergies. I also love the story behind the use of handkerchifs. Kinda like the hand fan language and such. It’s just a quaint thing. I have a few of my grandpas and such. I actually use some of the decorated ones as pocket squares in my suits.
SO carrys them also, and I have one he gave me on one of our first dates. I washed it, but I still keep it in my jewelry box.
Post # 6
@Terryal87: That makes perfect sense and I think it is a lovely idea!
@HelleCat: So cute! I can definitely understand the sentimentality.
@tksjewelry: How interesting that both you and your husband use handkerchiefs regularly! Sounds like it’s pretty specific to the two of you and not so much a regional characteristic?
Post # 7
My 20 year old brother has used one everyday since he was about 14. He is the only young person I know who uses one but he finds tissues irritate his asthma. My Dad is the same.
Post # 8
Foreign to me… the only person I know who uses a hankerchief is my 80 year old grandfather lol
Post # 9
I’ve never seen anyone use one but I think they are cute. My DH had one in his pocket during the wedding that was his late grandfathers.