Well, I do, for one. And you can go by me, because I go by Emily Post and Miss Manners and Leticia Baldridge and Ann Landers and generations of women who knew SAS.
There was a rollicking conversation last night over at Lynn’s blog about baby showers for second babies born within a few years of first babies, and then about showers for second weddings.
We (Lynn and I) don’t believe in it.
I’m going to tell you why (of course I am).
A shower invitation, bridal or baby, is an invoice for a gift
. It’s to help the bride or new mother get started on a brand new phase of her life.
There is no other invitation in the social repertoire that is an invoice for a gift aside from the shower invitation.
Now. All weddings and births are joyous occasions, so of course it is lovely to celebrate them. By all means, buy gifts, throw a tea party! Have cocktails! Just don’t have a shower.