Post # 1
One of my closest friends got married in February. She just got back her pro photos, and we have the same photo so I was super excited to see her photos. As we were going through them, she pointed out a few with specific people that she had gotten special frames for, like her parents, inlaws, God parents, bridal party, grand parents and her siblings. She told me how excited she was that she was already finished Christmas gifts for them because she has the photos!
It’s a bit weird to me that she’s planning on using photos from her February wedding as Christmas gifts! I mean, it’s not like none of those people will have seen the photos that she’s putting in the frames until December! I get that it’s an important thing that happened this year, and the frames are nice and I think a good gift if her wedding was closer to Christmas, or if she wasn’t just planning on giving them the photos. She seems to think that a framed photo of her wedding is enough of a gift.
Is this weird? Or am I the strange one for thinking it’s weird.
Post # 2
I could see it for mother’s day… but not Christmas!! Not going to lie, I don’t have anybody else’s wedding pictures up and I would feel kind of awkward trying to find a place to put them so that person didn’t feel offended I wasn’t displaying them.
Post # 3
DelilahDiamond: Why wouldn’t a framed photo be “enough of a gift”? It is the sentiment that counts, after all, and wedding photos have ample sentiment.
Maybe the appeal of doing the photos at Christmas is that people will have sort of forgotten by then, so it’ll be a nice surprise to see them again. And having something printed is different than having them digitally.
I actually got photos one Christmas from a friend’s winter wedding – the year before – and I thought it was a fun, sweet surprise. They weren’t pictures of them – they were pictures of my DH and I and us with the couple from the wedding. Beyond our own wedding pics, DH and I don’t have professional photos of the two of us, so it was nice to have them to display.
Post # 4
DelilahDiamond: eh, it’s a little self-involved. Here’s a photo of me at my wedding for you. I think it would be a lovely “just because” present to family, or a thoughtful mother’s day present for the MOB/MOG.
Post # 5
We were married in May, but I gave our parents and grandparents their albums for Christmas. Honeslty they weren’t done until pretty close to then!