Did they forgo a customary, meaningful gift,
a. because they are a different religion and do not understand the importance of the event?
(even though this is the 4th confirmation of my children she has attended.)
b. maybe are having financial problems and couldn't afford a gift?
c. didn't give it much thought and grabbed it on the way?
d. trying to make a statement?
Jan thought they may have confused confirmation
( equivalent to a bar mitzvah in meaning)
and a ballet recital where a bouquet of flowers is a customary gift. I thought that was funny, especially since I just spent sooo much time at a recital!
My sister-in-law is not the type I would ever say something to, we do NOT have a good relationship. But I am curious what you all think about her choice of gift/non-gift.