- They already have everything they need
- They already have everything they want
- They don't care about tangibles (the stuff you can hold onto)
So when I saw this super post from Jen and this super deal from Snapfish,
I knew that I could give them something they couldn't pick up at their local five and dime.
It arrived this past week and I couldn't be happier! I ripped into the box praying that the photo books didn't look super cheap or that the pictures had poor resolution print quality. Let me tell ya, I wasn't disappointed. And for half price, there is no better $15 present under the sun!
I decided to do a memory book about our wedding. Since that was the first time since my parents wedding that our WHOLE family was together in a single place, I thought that my g-rents would enjoy reliving the reunion. The cover has one of my favorite photos from our big day. And the back has a photo of my Pappap hugging me after the ceremony. I also included the bible verse that was on our ceremony programs.
Instead of just putting MY favorites, I tried to include photos of memories that would mean a lot to them. One picture of my 'bouquet' (an old family bible) would be especially meaningful to my Mummum, who let me borrow the bible for my special day. It also acted as my "something old" even though I think I told Jeremy that he would be it :)
And the ceremony was full of music - an art that means a lot to my Pappap. I also included a photo of my baby sister singing (because I know that Pappap has always been so proud of her beautiful voice).
One of the pages was only text. It had the words that Jeremy and I memorized for our ring ceremony. It was especially sacred as it explained exactly what our gifts symbolized. And I know that my Grandmothers were in my dressing room as I rehearsed my lines over and over.
Now I can't wait to send them up north for them to enjoy. And I know - nae, I promise that my favorite old people will tear up (just as I did) by the time they reach the last page. Because if there is something I know full and well about gift giving, it is that nothing can beat memories of a life lived fully.