Post # 1
My Fiance came up with the idea of giving $$ to the relief fund in his mom’s name as her wedding gift to her from us. She is the youth director at church and does enjoy giving time and $$ to different things. Is this okay to give as her wedding gift from us?
My mom I was planning to give a nice framed copy of one of our engagement photos. Is his mom going to want something like that too?
Post # 3
If you’re going to give a donation on behalf of one mother, you should do it for the other as well. If you think the MOG will enjoy a framed picture, I’d do that. But I don’t know her like you do, so I can’t really say for sure what she’d like.
Post # 4
I say, GO FOR IT. If that is the kind of thing she appreciates, I think that is great. How much were you planning to spend on the frame? Because, I would buy an inexpensive frame, and still give her the donation. That way she still has something tangible.
This past Christmas I gave most of my family donations to Oxfam in their name, and instead of wrapping their gifts, I put the certificate as a bookmark, in a book, or as a tag on a bottle of wine. It is a good way to incorporate meaningful, conscious gifts, and still have them receive a small gift.
Post # 5
HB- I was thinking the same thing. It would be strange to give one a donation and the other a picture of us.
Angeleri2bee- I like the tag idea. I could do pictures for both and a tag about the donation.
Post # 6
@Vintage-I think that would be cool. I don’t know how into scrap booking you are, but you could prbably do something really cute. = )