Every year, my mom's side of the family gathers to celebrate Christmas. Some years, it is the only time we see many of the extended family members. It is usually a pretty informal gathering where everyone brings a dish to share and a gift to exchange. When we were kids, all of us got gifts. Then we switched to a name drawing for the gift exchange. When my generation started getting married and having kids however, we changed the way we did things. Now everyone brings a gift that cost a dollar.
As you can see from the photos, creativity flows through the entire family. This is a pretty good representation of what you would expect to find for gifts at our dollar gift exchange.
Would you like to know what is inside some of these lovelies?
This blinking noes was on the deer.
This package of matches was inside the nifty campfire!
Or how about this cute make-up purse in what was likely the most masculinely wrapped package?
Maybe then you could have been the lucky recipient of this magic wand!