I have a lot of out of town family who can't make it to my shower, and they are starting to send me gifts. Is it better to open them at home, or at the shower? I think that since a few of my items are large, it will be better not to have to pack them in the car, especially not for the return trip home, when I will have other things as well. Also, is it ok to send those thank you cards earlier if I open them before the shower, or should they still be sent all at once?
Thanks for any advice. I feel like if I do something "wrong," certain relatives will make a fuss.