Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Favorite Wedding/Shower Gift

Yesterday I posted a tour of our apartment and said I would talk about our favorite wedding gift. I'm not even sure what to call the gift, so I named it "The poem and candle gift". It's just beautiful. I encourage you to try this for a couple getting married. It's quite frugal and very simple to put together.

What it is: At our shower I opened up this beautiful frame with our picture in it. I immediately loved it before actually reading what was typed on top of our picture. The poem (written below) goes with a box of candles that are lit as each "milestone" is reached.

Can't read the picture above? It says: 

"A basket of candles for (Bride's name). A basket of candles that come in a pair, in all different colors for you two to share. The white ones burn first; they are wrapped in white lace to celebrate your first married night in your new chosen place. The green pair is taller, and also much thinner, burn them with the first company you have over for dinner. The dark blue candles are for after your first fight; use them to burn while making up all night. Pink candles set the mood and pave the way, for your first married Valentine's Day. Now, when your first year of marriage is through, the cream anniversary pair will light for you two. Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright; celebrate promotions you've worked toward all your might. By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe you can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby. And just when you thought you'd put these away, take the light blue ones out for your fifth anniversary day. Now just one more pair left-- for the big "two five"- the anniversary pair that will keep your love alive. Congratulations (Bride's name) and (Groom's name) on the start of your forever. May the two of you always be happy together. And burn these candles just the way that we said, but please don't forget: blow them out before bed!"

All the candles came wrapped in tissue paper labeled for each use (Ex: First married night). They were gently placed in this adorable box that we keep in a closet.

What good would candles be without candle stick holders? We registered for these and surprisingly got them for a wedding gift. (These came separately, not from the person who got us the poem and candle gift).

Doesn't this seem like a frugal gift idea? I saw candles at Hallmark a few weeks ago for $1 each. You can have the poem printed and framed-- Shoot, you can really play around with pictures, cartoons, and more. The options are truly endless.

Just had to share! xO

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