Snubbed by In-Laws
My husband and I got married in June in a very small ceremony in front of a judge. My brother- and sister-in-law were invited of course, but they did not show up. They live in another state and they only had a few weeks of notice. I sent them an announcement and an invitation to a party a friend threw in our honor, but no acknowledgment.
I also sent an expensive gift for Christmas. Again, no acknowledgement. I would have appreciated a phone call to let me know the gift had arrived.
My husband speaks to both his brother and sister-in-law many times a week, so it is not as though they are estranged. I'm very frustrated by this. It's not as though I'm angling for a gift, but I feel as though we've been completely ignored.
My question is: How should I handle this? I would like them to know how I feel, but I do not want to appear pouty or overly sensitive.