How do I define a "special" wedding gift? One that is heartfelt, interesting, and easy on the wallet. As a college professor, I get invited to a lot of weddings of former students -- usually I only know one of the happy couple, and even then not too well. I could buy something from the registry (if I even know where they are registered), but it seems strangely impersonal and personal at the same time:
"Congratulations, Mr. And Mrs. Smith! Mr. Smith, you did very well on last month's final. Here's a set of towels, think of me when you are drying off."
So here is my recipe for a "special" wedding gift. Find an Etsy seller who specializes in prints that strike your fancy -- and our reasonably priced. My favorite is Jellybeans. You might recognize her prints from my Mother's day gift.
Then take your new print to Hobby Lobby (sorry international friends!). HL puts their frames on sale for 50% about every other week.
This set went to a former undergraduate student and his bride.
And this one went to a graduate student. She and her husband have a son a little younger than Jaxon.
Yay for heartfelt, stress-free gifts!
My laptop is in the shop getting a new USB port, so I have been emailing, surfing, and blog-commenting a lot less. But I have been spending a lot of time with my iPad, and now that my camera connector has come I'm about ready to write an iPad review from a blogger's perspective. Stay tuned.
And some housekeeping:
Could someone make me this sweater? I don't have $400 for a Mario Bros. sweater. Thanks.
I really want to make these cupcakes, but Charlie doesn't like mint chocolate so I would eat them all. Want to come over and share?
-- Post From My iPad