A lovely trend that is coming more and more to the forefront is giving seed packets as favors! You can represent the bride/groom or new mom/dad's heritage by giving out seeds from specific areas of the world. Irish families can use shamrock seeds, Dutch families with tulips, or the lotus flower for Chinese backgrounds. You can easily tack a sachel onto a meaningful poem printed on decorative paper for a more budget-friendly option. For those DIY brides out there: take it one step further and design your own seed packets with a photo of the happy couple. You can download a template here from Kodak For hosts and hostesses with slightly deeper pockets, consider making your guests a small gardening pail that contains all they would need to plant your seeds. A patterned or plain silver bucket, a small trowel, some brightly colored gardening gloves and maybe a lemonade mix to keep them refreshed. Seeds are a great way to represent your family heritage to your guests!