July 3, 2015
My nephew who lives in India, has invited us to the wedding of his daughter Saniya. Because of the health issues that Mohamed and I were having, I had told him that we might not be able to go.
Two days back I received the invitation. It came by Courier and it felt thick like a book. At first I thought I was getting a book from Amazon, and then I saw the address of my nephew’s company on the envelope. When I opened the envelope, my jaw dropped. Literally. Inside was another ornate and intricately designed envelope; and within it, there were about six thick cards. Each card had an event prior to and after the wedding, by my other two nephews, who were inviting the people to attend the dinners in honor of the bride and the groom. A card showed the maternal grandparents of the bride, asking our presence at the wedding, and finally one by the father and mother of the bride for the reception the day after the wedding.
Confused?? Well, just look at these pictures.
Every flower and every leaf is outlined in gold. Just imagine sending a thousand such invitations to friends and relatives. I had never seen any invitation card like this ever in my life.
After seeing the invitation, I called my nephew and told him how much we all loved the cards. He said that it was only a partial invite, because each invitation was accompanied with a small tray of dates and almonds! The Courier company would not allow food to be sent overseas, so he had to just send the “plain” cards.
Anyway, I am going to India in August. I hope the health would be good and I will tolerate the journey well. I shall now try to copy and paste this to Word Press.
Have a great Fourth of July my dear friends.