Long distance baby shower

by Donna

(N. Little Rock, Arkansas)

Son and daughter law are expecting in September and live in Austin Tx. My husband and I have a lot of family in Arkansas would it be tacky to mail baby shower invitations out and ask the attendees to mail a gift to the expecting parents. It is their first child.

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Feb 28, 2012

help too

by: Anonymous

Looking for help for similar situation. The mother will not be able to attend because of the distance, but this is her first baby and her mom is throwing her a shower. I am trying to help with the wording; she would like gifts either sent to expectant mother’s house or they can ship them free to the Babies R Us where she lives. Or gift certificates would be nice. It’s just so much, so how do I word it easy and simple?

May 23, 2011

long distance baby shower

by: Anonymous

I am in the same situation – hosting a shower for my niece who lives in Texas. She will come home for the shower but doesn’t want to have to ship everything home. How do you suggest small gifts, gift cards or photos of items that will be shipped to her

Aug 10, 2010

Have them come up for a shower!

by: Expecting in Oklahoma

Since they are the ones out of state, would you consider helping them with the cost of flying in for a baby shower? I have many friends and family 3 states away, and my sister-in-law is hosting my shower there. I’m the one traveling to it at my own expense, since she’s going to the trouble of hosting it for me, and our friends and family are there. You should talk to the parents-to-be and see if they’d be interested. Trust me, it’ll be much easier than having everyone mail gifts (unless the gifts are large–then they should be mailed!).

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