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Bridal Shower Gift and Poem With Tools for the Bride

Though it might not seem too romantic, every bride needs her own set of basic hardware hand tools. A hammer, a couple of screwdrivers and a pair of pliers can do a lot of little jobs around the house that need immediate attention.

Even if the man of the house has all of the necessary implements for repair jobs, picture hanging and minor adjustments -- and even if hubby has the inclination to solve a repair problem promptly, a few simple tools that belong just to the woman of the house are very handy to have.

They can also make a great and practical wedding shower gift.

The Poem

My original art and poem. Do your own version, with my compliments.

A Workable Gift for a Bridal Shower

Here's a way to give a bride's gift of a few basic tools and make it special by adding a poem.

You also may want to spray paint the handles of the tools or paint flowers on them to make sure they are hers, alone. (No manly man wants to use a pink hammer.)

You Can Use It. Make it your own with special touches.

This is an original poem, but I am releasing it from copyright restrictions for personal (non-commercial) use.

The poem can be hand written, computer typed in a distinctive type face, and even decorated with designs of your own devising.

Someone has suggested that this could also make a good "divorce gift" or a present for a young lady getting her first apartment. [Of course, you would have to make a new poem. :) ]

If you wish, you might put the gift tools in a special receptacle-- toolbox or a plastic storage container.

To make it a group gift you might enlarge the tool collection, add nails, picture hangers, glue, etc.

The poem, the decorations, your own special touches will make it an unforgettable and useful gift that will always make the bride think of you.

Tool Poem Text

Friends will give you lots of things to make your house a home,
And if this seems a silly gift, just listen to my poem:

No one can give you patience and trust to hold your marriage together,
But tools will be handy when things start to bust, when boards become loose in bad weather.

While learning what happens to couples who've been hit by Cupid's dart,
You'll also learn about plumbing, and things that fall apart.

Honor and devotion you must find within yourself
But nails and glue are needed to fix a busted shelf.


Hold fast to your promises to cherish and adore.
Hold fast to you hammer to fix a sticky drawer.

The love you share together can be strengthened by a prayer,
But furniture and homes, you'll find, need regular repair.

Best wishes in getting it all together,

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