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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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.