My darling cousin Molly got engaged last year, and my mom, sister, and I immediately knew we wanted to throw her a bridal shower. The only problem was- she lives in Colorado, while the rest of her aunts, cousins, and soon-to-be in-laws live all across the country. We’re talking Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and even Canada. So, we had to get creative and decided to throw her a Surprise Long Distance Bridal Shower. We sent out invitations explaining the shower and that in lieu of gifts, we would be sending the bride-to-be and her fiancé contributions to put towards their honeymoon in Africa. Each guest sent their love and “gift” via a card to me, which I collected, packaged up with the rest of the pieces below, and sent off to Molly! Check out the sketch I drew of them at the end of this post. They’re just adorable.