“In Lieu of favors, we have donated $$ to…,” an alternatives to favors. I am not saying that favors are not a nice gesture but honestly do you really think people want another little tiny frame with your picture. I am sure they love you but really. Who needs another piece of candy, how many people do you know are trying to lose ten pounds anyway. So why not take the several hundred dollars you will spend and give it to a cause where it will actually make a difference and actually be appreciated.