(Closed) Shower gift opening

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I would just say who it is from, not the entire card. When the gifts are passed around for everyone to look at, they could read the card if they want.

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Be prepared to wear all the bows from the gifts on your head. They do that HERE!

Post # 6
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What I did was just read the card (to myself) and then state “Thank you, X, for the lovely card.” I didn’t feel comfortable being like ‘Oh yay, $20!” when the next person gave $10 and the following $40. 

Post # 7
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wasn’t planning on reading the cards, but then one of the relatives asked me, “What does it say?” After that, I started reading the cards. I guess each group does it differently, so it’s hard to say what is normal. 

Post # 8
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t read cards… Just said who it was from… We also didn’t pass the gifts around 🙂 

Post # 9
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I did not read the cards but did announce who the gift was from. “This one is from my Aunt Cathy.  This gift is from “Bob’s” Grandma” etc.  I also tried to point out or gesture toward the person/people so that others would know who was who.  If the gift was a monetary gift, I would just say thank you ______ , without stating the amount.  If it was a gift card, I would say what store the gift card was from, but not the amount.

Tip:  Have someone (usually a BM) write on each card what the gift was to make thank you cards easier.

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