Post # 17
My family goes to the landscape arboretum up near the twin cities every year for mother’s day and my brother’s wife grew up close to there, so it was also fairly important to her family as well. So, when they got married, they dedicated a tree at the arboretum for both sets of parents. A plaque gets put on the tree and will stay there as long as the tree does. This was especially fitting since this was also the wedding venue, but both sets of parents really loved it and my mom started crying because she thought it was such a great gift.
Post # 18
Our parent’s gifts are on their way… we decided to wait until after the wedding to get them gifts– why? Because we went to ART.COM and ordered our Formals with them from the wedding (family portraits) and had them turned into 16×20 paintings…
I think they will appreciate it, and it will go along well with the family albums we are making for them from MYPUBLISHER.COM
Post # 19
Yesterday my mother was over celebrating my bday. She asked what wedding tasks we still had outstanding, so I handed over my to-do list. After reading the "brainstorm for parent’s gifts" listing, she steadfastly insisted we do not spend any money on a gift for her (or his parents).
Her reason? She (and my FIL’s) has everything they possibly need. Knowing their children have met and will soon marry is the best gift a parent could ever possibly receive. (Tearing up again as I write this.) She was so darn adamant and heartfelt in her proclamation; she even brought tears to my FI’s eyes! Mom again stated that our happiness is the only gift a parent could ever desire. Awwww!
That said, I think we’ll go the letter route, deliver to the rents after the wedding with a double photo-frame (one shot with us and another with the parents and son or daughter). I’ve really enjoyed reading what others are doing. Thanks for the unique and creative suggestions that I may steal for future use!
Post # 20
We’re making parent albums after the wedding. They both seem to like pictures that they can show their friends more than anything else.
Post # 21