The Holidays are almost upon us, aren’t they? How did that happen?
It felt like summer here for about a week and it made me forget that its already the end of the first week of November. Wow.
Thanksgiving is my favorite of the Holidays… my mom’s whole big German family gets together and we eat and argue and sing and tell the same stories we’ve been telling at least as long as I’ve been living.
Christmas? Not so much. For one THE CONSUMERISM STUFF gets to me. Secondly, since my grandpa passed away around Christmas when I was a freshmen in High School my fam hasn’t really gotten into the celebration.
For all of the things I love about my family, I do find myself wishing we had more traditions. I want Cohen to grow up with traditions…certain foods, certain decorations, certain gift giving practices.
Shawn’s family has a great tradition that my family stole last year. The women in Shawn’s family exchange ornaments every year…and their Christmas trees are AMAZING and full of stories… some funny ornaments, some significant, some that complete collections. I love it. Last year Beth, Becky and I did the same since we’ve all just started our families and had about 5 ornaments between the 3 of us. It was really fun.
So I was checking out Etsy today for some ornament ideas and thought, ‘why not share the fun with my bloggy friends!?!?’
So here’s the deal, if you want to be involved in a the first annual (I have high hopes) GREAT ORNAMENT EXCHANGE, please respond to this post. I then will contact everyone to get mailing addresses and preferences (like if your tree has a theme or certain color or just to make sure there’s not anything you HATE.) I will draw names next Friday November 14th and let everyone know who they are buying an ornament for and give out address/preferences. All ornaments must be under $10 and should be shipped by the end of November so the receiver can enjoy it all month long. Please include a note of encouragement with the ornament (or you can send it separately if you are having the ornament shipped directly) Then everyone can send in pics of what they got and I will write a post featuring all of new ornaments! Sound fun? Invite your readers!
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