Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Jar of Pickles is the Perfect Wedding Gift

Hoo, it weddin' season and that sure does get expensive. Sure, you could buy something off the couple's registry, but that's not very frugal. Besides, while all that oil is spilling into the gulf, don't you feel guilty frettin about which blender to buy and what color gift bag to put it in just for Chris 'n' Rachel's nuptials? All you really need is a jar of homemade bread'n'butter pickles and a tag with a scripty font that reads:

1. Sweet and Sour of Life
As part of your wedding vows, you will stand by each other in good times (sweet) and bad (sour). May these bread'n'butter pickles embody both the sour and the sweetness of life. Enjoy.

2. Mustard Seed Faith
Matthew 17:20 says, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." A happy marriage centers on faith, and, if you have faith as small as the mustard seeds contained within this jar, everything else in life is a bonus.

3. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
May the many ingredients of this jar symbolize all of the qualities that the two of you bring to the marriage. As Aristotle wrote, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Hope y'all have fun mixin it up!

Is it cheap? Sure, it is. But, really, what's more important? Buying a blender for your cousins or paying off your credit card(s), student loan, car loan, etc.? You're never gonna be able to pay for that trip to Tuscany if you keep wastin your money on silly stuff like wedding gifts. Besides, these two crazy kids will be starving after the reception and will need a snack on the way to the airport.

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