My mom is hosting a shower for us, we live in MA and she lives in IL. I'm really excited because quite a few guests who have said they will not be able to travel to MA to celebrate with us WILL be able to attend the shower (almost all of my family lives in IL).
That being said, we have already received a few gifts for the shower sent directly to our home because the guests know that we live in MA. I know these are intended for the shower because the cards say things like "we can't wait to celebrate you at your shower on June 22nd!".
We have been really good about sending thank you notes right away for these... but my question is how/should I acknowledge these gifts at the shower? I don't want to be rude and open gifts from other people, and have other guests just think that these people gave nothing (will that even happen?!), but I also don't want it to seem like I am flaunting the gifts that we did get.
Has anyone else had a similar situation?