(Closed) Are handkerchiefs a regional thing or am I just really out of the loop?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1715 posts
Bumble bee

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 # 7
4661 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Foreign to me… the only person I know who uses a hankerchief is my 80 year old grandfather lol

Post # 9
10713 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never  seen anyone use one but I think they are cute. My Darling Husband had one in his pocket during the wedding that  was his late grandfathers. 

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