Post # 1
I am on the search for gifts to give our parents. The tricky thing is that with split families, we have 6-8 people to buy for (4 sets of two parents). I wouldn’t mind doing something handmade as I love to craft, but I would like to be sure they don’t run us a lot of cash.
We plan to give framed photos for Christmas gifts because we will have our digital negatives and can order prints for everyone. Anyone have an inspiration ideas for the wedding gifts though? We are closer to some then others, so I am unsure as to how sappy I want to get. So for all I have really considered was a framed letter that would actually match the frames we will use for the Christmas photos (to be hung up together as a set).
Calling all DIY ideas! 🙂
Post # 3
My sil did a shadow box for parents. She included a picture from the wedding and the invitation, with some sea shells and beach stuff (beach themed wedding). My mom LOVED it.
Weird idea but might be good for the men in your family… I gave my dad a signed photo of Bobby Bowden (he was the coach for FSU). I just sent him a letter asking for it, and he sent it for free. My dad loved it so much that he didn’t open up the $100 gift certificate we got him b/c he was so happy with his gift!
Post # 4
We each wrote our parents a letter, and then he wrote mine a letter, and I wrote his parents a letter, and put in a nice card, our parents have so much and I think this is something they will truly value and keep forever, and it is priceless as came from our hearts. We will give them wedding pictures at Christmas time.
Post # 5
I think it would be neat to get a hold of you and your FI photos growing up and meeting and scan them and use one of the online photo book makers to put them in a book. Depending on which set of parents the book is going to you could each write a letter (you can generally put text in these books too) about how much you appreciate their raising you, acknowledging the step-parent for loving your parent, how you felt when you first met your SO parents, and how much you look forward to bringing the families together, etc. It would be really sweet, thoughtful, and definitely a tear-jerker! A lot of companies make small versions of the books that could be set out right next to your christmas present photos.