Ladies! I apologize if I get very lengthy in the story/situation that I am about to type out but I really need your opinions and your thoughts! My hubby and I have only 1 'thank you' left to write and we are not sure what to do. We got married 9.12.09, opened up some of our gifts that night
and the rest the next morning. Now, mind you we are not people that expect much and we were soooo thankful for all the gifts we received...... except for one.So, here is the SCOOP.... Husbands cousin and her husband are a couple in their late 20's, well paying jobs, pretty classy people. We attended their wedding two years ago, gave them a very nice gift, and recently she had a baby shower and spent a nice amount on that gift for her as well.......... we opened the present they got us (in a bright, palm tree bag that stood out from the rest of the presents) no tissue paper, just a throw blanked that actually looked like it was re gifted. It had probably been sitting in a closet for two years, it was faded and had some little balls on it... It's fine, at least it still was in it's original packaging.. then a box, that had dented sides and was not in the best condition. The cover of the box was faded and the picture of a Trivet?? was on the front (metal plate to hold stuff). This box looked like it was made in the 90's. As my hubby opened up the (dented box) he removed this platter type thing that had scratches on it and..... DRUM ROLL PLEASE..... a $2 garage sale sticker on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Just typing this gets me fired up. So, they gave us a throw blanket that looked faded and was probably re-gifted (not a huge deal but whatever) and this garage sale item that was not even in GOOD condition..... I can't even begin to describe the feelings we went through. Please do not feel like I'm overreacting or that we are this couple that expected a lot from our wedding. I would have MUCH rather been given a nice card then this garage sale item. It hurt our feelings so bad only because we flew out for their wedding, got them something, and recently bought them an adorable baby gift. We thought maybe it was a joke but nothing has been sent in it's place and nothing said.... We have told our parents and they are just in complete shock and no one knows how to go about writing a thank you to them.I know some may say just say thanks and forget about it but I just feel like she maybe needs to kind of be put in her place..?? is that wrong of me??? Honestly... give us a gift from a garage sale, that's fine, but at least have the decency to maybe put it in a newer box and make sure the $2 sticker is off!! Funny thing is, we called up Hubby's sister who got married a few years ago and asked what she got as a gift from her and she couldn't remember at first and it all came back to her. She did get wine glasses and didn't really think anything of it but found out months later that the she had got them at a ...... can you guess GArage sale! So, I just feel like this girl has been given many nice gifts and in return does she always give garage sale items??? Ugh, I am soooo sorry for going on and on I just need your help. Should I write a thank you? what should I say? any advice or similar stories??? any help would be greatly appreciated!