Wade and I made a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society today instead of purchasing favours. Our favour budget was $1 per guest, and I had a great DIY project to make super fun heart-shaped lollipops. I actually thought I could do it for less than $0.50 per guest.
The Canadian Cancer Society website indicates that while any donation is acceptable, they encourage people to donate what they would have spent on their favours / bonbonnieres. Somewhat insultingly, the website goes on to say that most people's budget for favours is apparently $5-10 per guest. Well, la-de-da, our budget was only $1 per guest, but apparently people who donate to the Canadian Cancer Society give better favours than I, and so I thought I'd be rude if I *only* gave the Canadian Cancer Society $1 per guest. I found that statement to be off-putting (and still do). I was going to make a large donation to the Canadian Cancer Society anyway, so after some soul-searching, however, I decided to donate $5 per guest.
Now, I still find that statement off-putting (um, thanks for telling me I'm cheap), but not enough to refuse to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society. They were just trying to make a point - to give to them what you would have spent on the favours - but it still rubbed me the wrong way.
Am I weird to have been bothered by that statement?
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