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Parents' Gift Text Options

Included in the price of your parents’ gift is customization of any of the following texts. We are also happy to work with you to create your own original text.

Option I (Jewish Parents’ Gift)

As is customary among Jewish parents, you have created a home filled with love and learning, joy and laughter, comfort and compassion. We will strive to follow your example and create a loving environment rich in the traditions of our people and dedicated to peace, hope, and respect for all. We promise to love, encourage and inspire one another, as you have done throughout your lives together. Your blessings allow us to enter our marriage with hearts full of confidence, trust and joy. You have given us a true treasure - the ability to share our love.  

Option II (Secular Parents’ Gift)

On our wedding day, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. As we build a life together, we will strive to follow your example, creating a home where the traditions of our families are honored and celebrated. May our union, like yours, be filled with love, respect, intimacy and honesty. Thank you for giving us the blessings of confidence, trust and joy, and the ability to share our love.  All our love, [name] and [name].

“With my beloved by my side, every day is good to awaken to, and every moment is a gift.”

Option III (Home Blessing)

May this be a home that emanates warmth, generosity, and love, and may it be filled with the joyful voices of our family and friends. May our lives be blessed with harmony, health and happiness.  May those who live here and those who visit know blessings and peace.

Option IV (Home Blessing)

May this home be filled with love and learning, joy and laughter, comfort and compassion. May ours be a home that honors and celebrates the traditions of the people of Israel.  May our home be a place of warmth, generosity, and love, and may it be always welcoming of our family and friends, and those we have yet to meet. 

Option V (Elie Wiesel Quote)

There is divine beauty in learning... To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you. 

— Elie Wiesel

Option VI (Paulo Coelho Quote)

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. 

It is not until much later, that children understand; their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the water of their lives. 

—Paulo Coelho

Option VII (Rumi Quote)

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

—Rumi

Option VIII (Maya Angelou Quote)

Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.

—Maya Angelou