Getting married for the second time often means the blending of two families. This can be a challenging time for the children, whether they are in elementary school or even college. Keep in mind family blending takes time, and it may be years before everyone settles down. That's okay! It is completely normal and expected. However, there's plenty you can do to help the process, such as giving the kids wedding gifts on the Big Day. Yes, gifts do not instantly make you a family, but they do show that you want to share your day with them. Review the following gift ideas to get started:
Consider purchasing engraved jewelry or watches for the kids. Pendants are always a good one, as are bracelets. Have the items engraved with the kids' initials and present the gifts during the reception or immediately after the ceremony.
Buy a few beautiful books, such as leather-bound books of classic fairy tales or other timeless stories, to give to the children. Include lovely inscriptions, whether they are favorite quotes or from your own brain.
Birth Stone Jewelry
Go the birth stone route, such as giving the gift of birth stone bracelets. Include information about each birth stone so the kids learn a little about the gem associated with their birth month.
Opt for plush toys if dealing with very little children. Each toy can feature an engraved dog tag to turn the gift into a keepsake. Give a different animal to each child, such as a stuffed bear, cat, dog, zebra, etc.
Find a great picture of all of you and make copies. Put the photos in pretty frames, and make sure each child has his or her own unique frame. Go the extra mile if you want by decorating plain frames with embellishments based on the kids' likes and interests.
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