Post # 1
To kill 2 birds with 1 stone, I was thinking that on the back of the placecards, to print a message about our charitable donation. Our places cards are silver and white and I am donating to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life so I was thinking of making the back purple (Relay color) to make it pop a bit.
Am I being cheap? I think its practical and everyone can know what their favor is (rather is theoretically).
Also, during the viennese, we are going to supply to go boxes so guests can take some sweets home so they will be going home with something.
Post # 3
Here is the front and back.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s cheap at all! It is best to provide every guest with some info on what charity it is for and why! 🙂 We are also doing charity favours but we have chosen to buy the bands that are supplied in the shop so that our guests are getting something to remind them of what they got and to have something tangible but you are giving sweets as well 🙂 sounds like you have all your bases covered to me.
ps they look very pretty 🙂
Post # 5
I think you may not be getting many replies because this has been discussed to death lately. If you click on any of the related links I’m sure you can read a long heated debate.
I think you did a good job with the paper. But yeah, I’m not such a fan. It seems kinda holier than thou sometimes/attention grabby, and that charity can easily be made without announcing it to everybody And it’s not much of a sacrifice to take something away from guests. It’s not like you’re saying “in lieu of the 2 carat ring I was going to get we donated to charity” it’s more like “we got all this stuff for ourselves, but YOU don’t need a favour”. That said, I rarely even take the favour so I wouldn’t actually miss it either. I would just skip the favour all together and quietly make a donation to the charity of your choice without announcing it.
Post # 6
I undertsnad what youre saying. I probably should have noted I sit on the board for the American Cancer Society and most of my family and friends know that, plus my son is a cancer suvivor, so its pretty important to us. Not so much a, Im replacing your favor type of thing.
Post # 7
I like it. I think you picked a charity that is fairly universal (it’s not like, Planned Parenthood which causes a lot of polarization), and if it’s important to you and your family and friends know how important it is to you, it’s sweet. I don’t think that any guest is going to leave thinking it was “holier than thou,” honestly.