Do you send invitations of special events to people you know will not be able to attend?
My children are getting baptized in June, which is a pretty big event for us. Its also an event that not all people in our family agree with. So I'm not sure exactly who to send invitations to. For people who live in other states and will not be able to attend, I would like to send the invitations just to let them know its happening... I guess I want them to feel like we remembered them for this important thing that is happening, similar to sending a birth announcement? But I don't want it to come across as just wanting gifts or something (I don't even know if people do that for baptisms. This is new to us.)
I am also not sure if I should send them to the people who disagree with baptizing small children. If I only send them to people who would be happy for us, then that also could cause a sticky situation. For example: I know my aunt would be pleased, but my parents would not. However, if I send one to my aunt, and not my parents, my mother in particular, might be offended that I sent one to her sister but not her.