Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shopping Tradition!

This has to be my all time favorite family traditions of this season. Every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving we all get together in the morning and start the day off with an amazing breakfast we have traditionally done scones, but this year we did waffles and I think that might be better for my mom, she wont have to get up at 4 am to raise the rolls. Then we all give my dad the money we want to put in. This can be as much as you want to put in or as much as you can it can be what ever amount you want. Then we all split up into teams and we usually have two names off of the angel tree and then we head to Shopko where we spilt up into our teams and find the items we have been assigned and then we all meet up at the check out. We make sure they are all separated into the right bags and then drop them off at the designated spot.
You may be asking... How did this tradition begin. Well when a few of us were married and trying to figure out how we do gifts for everyone my parents came up with this one. This replaces all of our gift giving. My little sisters still at home exchange gifts and my parents give us gifts, but we other than that this is our gift giving. I just love that we aren't buying silly little things that we don't really use and don't really need, and we are taking that money putting it toward some one who really needs it. Like I said this is my all time favorite tradition. My team this year was, My dad, me, and Stella (little girl clothing). Kris was with Craig (Boy toys), and Kimball, and Molly was with McKenzie and Jojo (Girl toys)! Like I said this is my favorite tradition. I love it! It always seem to kick the season off on the right foot and I always look forward to the next year.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Sounds like a way fun and serving tradition!

The Wyler Family said...

fun slideshow! i have always wanted one of those waffle makers. someday...
that is a great tradition. a few years ago we decided to stop doing the gift exchange between the adults in the family and sponsor a sub for santa family instead. it has been an awesome tradition!

The Poer Family said...

How fun! I LOVE your slide show. How do you do the santa thing on there. I want to do that. I am still trying to figure out some things on the blog still.

Bruner Family said...

Hey Linds! What a fun tradition and what a neat thing to do with your family. I do love your slide show and the new pics of your girls are darling! I have a pettiskirt for Brynlee, but haven't posted any pics of of her in it yet...LOVE THEM! So how are you? I am sorry I missed you during Thanksgiving...someday we'll get together :) Did I tell you we might be moving to Vegas? Well Henderson actually...it wouldn't be until next summer but still...then we at least will be closer. As far as the santa hat goes..I got it off Etsy.com I will send you an email with a link to the ladies shop I bought it from...totally LOVE IT! Miss you and hope you have a good Christmas.

Kari said...

I absolutely *LOVE* this tradition!! We wanted to do something like this with Steve's family but with us living out of state it makes it more difficult. We have decided that we are going to make a family tradition of taking the kids to the mall for one FHE during December to buy for the Angel Tree thanks to your post :)

P.S. Got your Christmas card ... it is SO ADORABLE!!! Absolutely love those frilly skirts ;) Hopefully I will get to my cards one of these days!