Sending Out Of State Invitations
(Boston, Ma, USA)
Should you send invitations to out of state people who will not be attending? To me it's like asking for a gift. close family and friends in whom you would feel comfortable calling to ask if they would like an invitation.
Thank you for your etiquette question. If you do not feel comfortable sending invitations to people who live out of state, by all means...don't send them. A birth announcement is a perfect way to help them feel a part of the celebration. Long distance invitations should only be sent to those:
Otherwise, if it is someone who you are friends with and have not talked to or associated with for a while, a birth announcement is more appropriate. Friends and family that you are not that close to can see it as an invitation for a gift. Everyone's circumstances are a little different, so follow your instincts on this.
Good luck with the baby shower!
NOTE: We have received many requests about out of town/state relatives. It seems that our original advice is being missed so we are adding it to our questions pages. Please note that in "MOST" circumstances, a birth announcement is more proper and better received than an invitation to a baby shower.
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