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#1 nbulldog19

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    Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:27 PM

    My fiance and I had decided to make a donation instead of favors for our wedding prior to my dad passing away. My dad died 2 months ago from a heart attack. Before we were going to make mini donations to various organizations like breast cancer, humane society, ect, but now we are only making a donation to the American heart association in honor of him. I got labels made from vistaprint that I am attaching to a starfish for each one of our guests. My question is does anyone have a cute candy idea to attach to it also. I am afraid anything chocolate will melt, because at first I was thinking chocolate hearts. All ideas welcome!

    #2 *Meagan*

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      Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:30 PM

      Love the idea. A lot of people do that! it is really great.

      Sorry about your dad.

      What about rock candy lollipops?
      Gumballs?

      #3 Positanobride10

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        Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:32 PM

        My fiance and I are doing a donation favor as well. I did not come up with this idea but copied it from something I think I saw on the knot. We are going to donate money to the organization we adopted our dogs through. Its small non-profit, in fact it is run out of a lady's house. So we felt helping out someone who opens her home to abused and unwanted dogs is just the right recipient.

        At any rate, I wanted to package dog bone cookies and have a tag with it stating the organization we chose. You could do heart shaped cookies which is appropriate for a wedding and the organization you chose. You could do sugar cookies or some kind that does not require frosting so you don't have to worry about anything melting. Just a thought...

        #4 Sheree10

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          Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:53 PM

          SO sorry to hear about your father.

          I saw a picture of favor somewhere with a label attached to a roll of candy- Lifesavers.

          It said something like "Thanks for being a lifesaver... a donation has been made in your name to ______ or in memory of_________" and had a blurb about the charity with the bride and groom's names and wedding date.
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          #5 jenv

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            Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:24 AM

            sorry about your dad but that is a really good idea.. i think the you can get some heart shape lollipops or you can get some cinanmon hearts in a little bag and put the labels on them. hope that helps.

            #6 amybermuda

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              Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:13 PM

              I am bringing those mini boxes that you fold into a box and securing with a sticker/ribbon. Inside will be a types note thanking them and saying in lieu of favors we are donating money in their honor to the leukemia society.

              I thought they'd look pretty by the place settings & I didn't want to give an actual gift - this way it looks like its a little wrapped present but its not!

              Yous could be in honor of your father, which would be really touching. I am sure he'll be there in spirit :)

              #7 nbulldog19

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                Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:02 AM

                Thanks girls, I really appreciate all your ideas and thanks for the comments about my dad. He will definately be there in spirit...everyday it gets easier and easier.

                Thanks again!

                #8 LandG

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                  Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:03 AM

                  This has helped me a lot too



                  #9 celticgirl

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                    Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:14 PM

                    I am doing a donation favor as well! Since I already got OOT bags AND personalized shot glass wedding favors... I decided that I didnt want to get the wedding party something personalized or something that they would misplace or lose... its also hard to carry alot over seas to your destination as well. I have felt so blessed with my new addition to my family, and being able to finish school and own a house and get married and not really have to worry about money too much (Im not made of it, but I am still able to have a 10,000 dollar budget while fnishing my final year at school and be a new mom to a gorgeous 6 month old boy)... that I really wanted to give back... so I am buying a few goats from world vision as a donation on behalf of my wedding party..... I know its not really traditional, but neither am I.

                    How shold I present them with this??

                     


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                    #10 JayKay

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                    Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:20 PM


                    Just say or write a note card explaining that in lue of gifts and on their behalf you have made a donation of purchasing goats from world vision.
                     

                    Originally Posted by celticgirl 

                    I am doing a donation favor as well! Since I already got OOT bags AND personalized shot glass wedding favors... I decided that I didnt want to get the wedding party something personalized or something that they would misplace or lose... its also hard to carry alot over seas to your destination as well. I have felt so blessed with my new addition to my family, and being able to finish school and own a house and get married and not really have to worry about money too much (Im not made of it, but I am still able to have a 10,000 dollar budget while fnishing my final year at school and be a new mom to a gorgeous 6 month old boy)... that I really wanted to give back... so I am buying a few goats from world vision as a donation on behalf of my wedding party..... I know its not really traditional, but neither am I.

                    How shold I present them with this??

                     



                     






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