Recently I helped organize a baby shower for my sister-in-law to help her and my brother prepare for the birth of my niece. She of course knew there would be a shower and only had one request, that we ask everyone to bring the gifts unwrapped. No problem! I found a cute poem that was inserted in the envelope with the invitation. There were a few raised eyebrows at first, but in the end the guests obliged. It was fantastic!
Now, I have helped throw my fair share of showers, both bridal and baby. Each one had a few special touches, but all of them had one thing in common. Sitting there for what seemed like hours watching the Guest of Honor unwrap gift after gift resulting in lots of big bags filled with wrapping paper and bows. If you’re honest with yourself, you know there comes a point when you just stop paying attention. You don’t realize how much time the unwrapping takes away! Time that the Guest of Honor could be mingling with the guests or just relaxing for the few extra seconds that they are not the center of attention. We of course still went through the gifts. The only difference was the unwrapping…or lack thereof. As the gift assistant, I didn’t mind that.
I can tell you that everyone had a very nice time, especially my sister-in-law, which let’s face it; her opinion is really the one that mattered the most.
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