Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gift Exchange and Toys for Tots!

After the Ladies enjoyed their lunch, we moved upstairs to my family room. Yes, my family room is upstairs. So instead of having one large area for guests to roam around in we have two smaller areas. The living room downstairs and the family room upstairs.

Anyway... we moved upstairs to exchange gifts. We have a ten dollar limit and play the gift game where you can "steal" the gift that the person before you has choosen. Once a person has held a gift for three rounds... it's yours to keep.
Most Ladies are great at showing the rest of the group what the gift is.. Others, aren't. Especially if the gift is something that they really, really like and don't want to someone to "steal". This year there were three gifts, that seemed to exchange hands quite often. One was a scarf one of the Flea Market friends brought back from her trip to Italy this fall, a purple chenille throw blanket, and a pair of Christmas salt and pepper shakers.
This year the Flea Market Friend, the Invitation Maker and I, talked about how to grow our group. We talked about how we could be more involved in our community. Of course at Christmas it's pretty easy... Toys for Tots run by our local fire departments. We collected thirty one toys!! We had no rules to follow. All you had to do was bring a toy. No minimum dollar value, and no age restrictions on the toys.
Daughter number 5 dropped the toys off at the local fire house.

We are already talking about our Valentine Tea. And I have an idea about using the Valentine Tea to help our community. But, I won't post about it yet, I have to talk to the Flea Market Friend, and the Invitation Maker first!

Off to the local Flea Market!

Happy Saturday,



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