do you still send a gift if you are unable to attend a young child's birthday party? would it depend on how close you are to the family? i never know what is the "right" thing to do. if it is for a very close friend, i will still get a gift even if i cannot attend the party. or, if i planned to attend until the last minute when something came up, i would already have a gift for the child. but, i've been invited to parties for people that aren't close friends, or we were friends in highschool, but knew ahead of time i couldn't attend, is it still proper to send a gift? or is it okay not to send one, especially if we are low on cash?
if you cannot afford a gift, its always ok to not give. chances are, your invitation came because they wanted you to celebrate with them. if i don't know the child/person, and can't attend, i do nothing, but RSVP my non-attendance. if i am close to the celebrant, and otherwise would be there but for circumstances out of my control or scheduling conflict, yes, i'd send a gift.
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