(Closed) Is it weird to give wedding albums for christmas?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Is it weird to give wedding albums for christmas?
    Yes : (59 votes)
    43 %
    No : (32 votes)
    24 %
    it is ok ONLY if you gift them something else : (45 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Yes I would expect you would give them that irrespective of Christmas, so I think you should not pass it off as a Christmas gift, more something you hand over when you arrive. And then a wrapped gift for under the tree. 

    Post # 3
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I agree with pp. While I think it’s a lovely idea, I don’t think it should be a stand alone Christmas gift.  

    Post # 4
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    7484 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Their gifts should be about them, and not about you.

    Post # 5
    Member
    770 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree with horseradish.

    If you want to get them those, great, but that should not be a Christmas present.

    Post # 6
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    My dad requested an album as his Christmas gift.

    Post # 7
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    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Super tacky IMO.

    It makes Christmas about YOU. 

    Nope

    Post # 9
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    10045 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I recently gave our in-laws a wedding photobook and some framed pictures from the wedding. My Mother-In-Law loved them so much she actually cried! I think it would have made a perfect Christmas gift. It’s been a couple weeks since she got them and she still tells us how much she loves them when she calls.

    A wedding is never just about the couple (unless you elope), it was a special and important day for your family as well. If they are sentimental (as my Mother-In-Law clearly is) I think it makes a wonderful Christmas gift and isn’t at all making Christmas about you.

    Post # 10
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    9425 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    unless they have explicitly stated they want one as their christmas present, it’s weird.

    (ETA:giving an album is fine, and if you give it around Christmas that’s fine.  I just don’t consider it a Christmas gift.)

    Post # 11
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    478 posts
    Helper bee

    I dont think its a strange gift for a parent or grandparent. I think they would love it. It would be a strange gift for anyon else

    Post # 12
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    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’m going to go against the grain, however I think that’s a perfectly acceptable gift. At least it’s something hat hey sound like they want rather than a dust collector that they have no want or need for.

    Post # 13
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    1863 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    We gave our parents and my husband’s grandmother framed family photos from our wedding for Christmas.  It was part of the present for our parents, and it was the whole present for my husband’s grandma.  (Hers was a huge blown-up shot of everyone on her side of the family- her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.)  I also gave my friends framed photos of us together at my wedding as part of their present.  Everyone loved the photos, and hey, we paid a buttload of money for the rights to those images, may as well actually use them for something.

    Post # 14
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    1183 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think they can be part of a present but not the whole thing.  I’d also think about where the presents will be opened as if everyone is together you don’t really want person 1- album, person 2- wedding photos etc. Otherwise that would make it about you.

    Personally, I’d not want an album of a wedding for anyone other than a few photos of immediate family. I’d much prefer a lovely photo frame with a photo in and a couple of spare prints that I can change into it. Realistically I’m not going to sit down and go through an album regularly. 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I think that in theory it doesn’t sound like a great idea… but I honestly love it! Especially if they are personalised/ handmade albums that would suit them 🙂 I think my mum and Future Mother-In-Law would love it (and the grandparents always ask for photos as presents!), but I would probably get them something else just for them as well. You know them better than we do!

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