Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004:
My former neighbor got remarried on June 5th. I already got a thank-you note! Wow! She loved my towels, since they have extra bodies in the house now and she loved the color! (After we moved, she was redoing her bathrooms and I vaguely remembered a grape-vine wallpaper border, so tried to match that!) I got her 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 washcloths. I'm so happy that she liked it.
I went to a remarriage wedding a few years ago and gave them towels, too. Towels always wear out and and they are something you always need. At least in my family anyway. My SIL and I joke that we need another shower! LOL! (She has been married over 20 years and I have been married for 16.)
I have given towels as wedding gifts in the past as well. Very practical and something EVERYONE can use.
LOL....I always tell DH we need to have another wedding reception. I could use new towels, pots and pans, silverware and so on.
Embroidery is a really big deal around here. So lately, for wedding gifts, we've done two nice towels and had the last name embroidered on them. "monogrammed". It's only $2.00 per towel for the embroidery.
I like getting towels as a gift. My dh's Grandmother crochets dishcloths, they are the best, I get them every year for Christmas.
We got towels. We still use them.... of course it is 11 years later so now they are beach towels.
I have said for years that we should be allowed to have a 10 year "anniversary shower" just like another bridal shower! That is about how long our first round of stuff lasted. I think I replaced the toaster oven, the coffee pot, the microwave all that year.... We will be married 14 this year, I want new appliances!!! :-)
Girlygirls, that is what my SIL and I were talking about. IT could be called a longevity shower! LOL!
My mom and I have talked about this, too! She is on her 3rd marriage (one of whom died) and she says she has to get remarried just to replace the things that have worn out. I think a longevity shower is a better idea. Dh and I've only been married 7 years and I just now have him trained. I don't want to start over, just gimme the new stuff.
Just have an annniversary party - but register for "Shower" type gifts - or let people know that you would prefer "certain items" if they were inclined to bring a gift.