When we got engaged, my friend Mallory sent us our first engagement gift. It was a joke gift, she said. (If you haven't seen it, you can check it out here).
We had it sitting on our table for months. When my brother and his girlfriend got engaged in December, I knew exactly what to give them: Mallory's gag gift. So I took some wrapping paper and ribbon and wrapped it up, never mentioning to Mallory that the gift was taking a trip to another engaged couple.
Mallory texted me the next day.
"Do you still have that engagement gift I sent you?" she asked. I looked over at my wrapped gift wondering if she wanted it back after I had it for over a year.
She then told me an idea her mom had given her. And, since I thought it was a fantastic idea, I unwrapped the gift to follow the instructions.
She told me write her and her husband's names at the bottom, followed by their wedding date. She then told me to write our names at the bottom followed by our wedding date. My brother and his fiance would follow with their names, on and on until the gift stopped making its rounds. It went from gag gift to incredibly sentimental gift with just a few permanent ink markers.
BRIDAL BABBLE: Do you have any engagement traditions in your circle?