Saturday, December 29, 2012

Annual Ugly Christmas Gift Exchange

For the past few years, we've had an Ugly Gift Exchange with the Wienses.  I actually don't remember how we came up with this tradition, but it's definitely one that we have a blast shopping for.  We got together for dinner at their home this year.  In the past, I've always planted the idea in our kids of getting gifts for others.  This year, our kids actually expressed that they wanted to exchange gifts with Charlotte and Levi, and that made me happy, to know that our kids wanted to express their love for their friends through gifts.
Grace "knew" that she wanted to get Charlotte a journal/diary, and Jeremy "knew" that he wanted to get Levi some Hot Wheel cars.
As for the ugly gift, Christa and Aaron got us a bride/groom figurine that lights up, and we got them a mermaids sign.  Hilarious!  Now we have to display our Ugly Gift for an entire year.  Luckily, ours is a little smaller so it won't be hard to find a place for it- good luck, Wienses, finding a lovely new home for your mermaid sign! :)

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