Friday, April 29, 2011

broken and a question

The NEW laptop is broken, which is why I haven't been posting. I do have fun things about the garden to share, new crafty pursuits, and a question. Just the question today, though.

If you are married, what was your favorite wedding gift? What was the most used or useful? I am trying to figure out what I am going to give a couple in my Sunday school class who are getting married. They are registered of course, but I wanted to make them something. Or I might make and buy them something so I don't appear cheap. Do you think it's lame to give potholders? Okay I know it's lame, but that's one wedding present we have used every day since we got them. I'm also planning on making them something crafty and cute with their wedding date on it, I'm just not sure on the rest. I don't know them really well, but would like it to be a fun gift to open.


Emily said...

It's been 5 years since my wedding and I still remember who gave me most things. Every time I used the trivets, the silverware... everything I know who got it for me. Any gift is a thoughtful one, for sure!!

Jamie said...

We had a small wedding, so we didn't have hardly any gifts. Just the presence of our family and close friends was what we wanted. The gift I'll never forget is one from Mark. It was a huge, gastly Spanish painting of a matador with his tight butt and red cape with lots of gold tones in the outfit. He wrote a hand written card on a piece of scrap paper that said something along the lines of: When you're having a rough time, remember to grab life by the balls...or horns? And hold tight!! It was sweet, but the painting was terrible. Things from the heart and that are handmade are the best gifts you can give. Maybe something they can plant in their yard as rememberance of their wedding day; like a little tree of some sort would be a good idea?

Annika said...

We asked for money for our honeymoon, so everybody contributed to our memories that way.

We also got a gift card for a department store from my colleagues, and the best thing I think we bought with that was a salad spinner. I use it a lot!

One of my mom's friends made us a really kitschy candle, with a wax bridal couple and a wax chapel, placed on some fake lawn. Even though I think it looks quite - how shall I put it - "unique", I know how much time she spent making it and thought it was a really special gift. I don't think you can go wrong with giving something handmade, as your work & thoughtfulness will be appreciated for sure!

Vicky said...

I'm sure whatever you gift will be lovely. x

Decker Digital Design said...

Aimee, my favorite gifts were those that I needed and could use everyday, like my silverware and dishes or my towels. Not very creative or special, but totally functional. I also love handmade quilts and lap blankets.

I took a brief blogging timeout for about a month. I needed to refocus my life and myself. I needed to concentrate my time on my kids (all 25 of them) and pray that I'm making those last few bits of difference in their lives before the school year winds down.

I miss you, friend. I want to come see your babies soon. I'm getting that itch...