Christmas Memory # 8 – Ornament Exchange
For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.
For a lot of years our family had fun with what we called the ornament exchange.
It worked kind of like the white elephant game, in that everyone brought a Christmas ornament (wrapped), and put them in a pile in the center of the living room. Then in turn, each of us would choose a gift, unwrap it, and then the next person would get one and do the same. To make it fun, we could keep what we’d unwrapped, or tell another person they want to exchange it for theirs.
This game could go on a long time, with the ornaments being swapped back and forth for awhile. But …
For some reason hardly anyone in our family wanted to swap or exchange – they seemed happy with the first thing they unwrapped. Maybe so, but that’s not really the point of the game. Maybe they just didn’t understand it all that well?
We did this for several years, and it was always the same. haha 🙂
Everyone did still have fun, and we did get some cute and silly new ornaments each year. We’d ooh and ahh over the cute ones, and laugh at the outrageous ones.
Most all my Christmas decorations and ornaments are packed away, far back in the garage closet, or I’d dig them out. We don’t decorate much any more, but there are some old favorites in the stored boxes.
Here’s one that never got packed away – it’s a little bar-be-que grill.
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