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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
Althouh we are all planning a wedding right now, we will probably be attending a bunch too. I often find myself going to several weddings a years & buying a nice gift for each can get expensive. I personally do not want expensive gifts for my wedding.

Anyway, I came across this article in Kiplingers. Avoid Overspending on Wedding Gifts - Kiplinger.com
There is a link to cheap, but thoughtful gift ideas. I really like this one:ThinkGeek :: Gorillapod
Its a really cool tripod that you can attach anywhere. I don't know how I like all the gift ideas. Canned food?

I also like the idea of sending pictures on a CD or DVD. I always do this after weddings. If people attending my wedding will send me all the pictures they took on a CD, that would be my favorite gift.
I've never seen/heard of that GORILLAPAD ... but it looks AWESOME! I'm totally giving that as gifts now.. (and want one of my own).

Here's a gift I have always given at weddings before now.

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Authentic Model's Weather Glass Barometer (Wall)-WB01 with FREE Cloud/Hurricane Tracking Chart

My parents got one years ago and I loved it, so I bought one and it's ALWAYS a conversation piece when people come over for the first time.

It's a baraometer you hang on the wall that forecasts the weather. I always make a nice hang tag to go along with it that explains what the water level means, and a little saying like "To make sure you remember that even if things look stormy, it's the sunny days that count. "

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That baraometer looks so cool. Where do you find them & how much are they?
Oops. meant to post the link. YOu can find them lots of places, especially any of those stores at the mall that have eco-friendly/jungle/zoo stuff (Natural Wonders?). Here's an online link...

Authentic Model's Weather Glass Barometer (Wall)-WB01 with FREE Cloud/Hurricane Tracking Chart

You can usually find them for $29.99ish ...

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Here are my alphabets so far. This has been a lot of fun. We went on a short hike one day & I started looking around to see how hard it would be to find stuff. Everyone hiking with me started to look too. It was a lot of fun. A few days later I went to a garden at Duke university I go to all the time. It was great to have a whole new way to look at the gardens.

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That's awesome! Those are so great. I love the A's you found.

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Thanks! That A on the 2nd row is my favorite. I was at the gardens shouting, "look mom an A!" I also really like the bird neck for an S, but I think I need to zoom in on it. It really is a fun project. I can't wait to go back out & find more letters. I'm worried about the hard one's though. I might have 100 O's before I find a B or P.

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A cute idea that I've always wanted to try myself is to take pictures of things in nature or objects that spell out the couples last name and frame them. For intance a leaf that looks like a W, a branch in the shape of an A, etc...
You can buy these also but I think it would be so much more personal to do it yourself.
That's a really cool idea! Never thought of it before, but I definitely might try to do that -- will also be a great anniversary gift!

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