Q. Is it in poor taste to send an invitation to someone who cannot possibly attend a baby shower because they live abroad?
A. While it may not be practical, the intent is honorable. The guest list can be a dilemma for a shower host, who wants to make sure that relatives and close friends feel included, even if too far away to attend. It is acceptable for the host to send an invitation knowing that she will receive regrets. Sending a gift along with the regrets is entirely up to the invited guest.