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White elephant gift swap history and future
If you are a regular visitor to our site, you know the real story of white elephant gifts begins with the Asian kings of Burma and Siam. White elephants were extremely important and valuable creatures in these Asian countries, so receiving a white elephant from the king would be a huge honor and make the receiver the envy of all the land.
Somehow the tradition of valuable gift sharing morphed into a gift exchange game and the result is the now the traditional white elephant gift exchange.
Here is how the game got… Read the rest »
A White Elephant is really an Albino Elephant
Everyone has heard the term white elephant, but did you know why they are considered white? As white elephant gift exchange experts it is our job to share the facts with the world.
The word Albino was first used in 1777 and is from the Portuguese language. The albino elephant is an animal that is lacking normal hide pigmentation. The result is that the skin and the hair are abnormally white or milky and the eyes have a pink or blue iris with a deep-red pupil. The light colored hide and light… Read the rest »
White elephant facts and myths
White Elephant as a gift…
In popular culture the term “White Elephant” refers to an object that isn’t worth very much or something that the current owner doesn’t particularly want to keep. Many feel that these gifts are something worthy of re-gifting at the next holiday party. Wacky, crazy or unique white elephant gifts are common words used to search the internet for presents during the holidays. But is this really what a white elephant gift represents?
White Elephant as an object…
Some label a project that has an enormous production cost with little… Read the rest »
A sitting elephant can join your next party
The white elephant gift exchange is the most popular group gift party in North America. Families, church groups and businesses use this fun gift giving event to bring people together in a lively social experience during the holidays. The white elephant party involves people sitting down to play a gift swapping game, so it seem fitting to use some sitting elephants as a part of the decorations for the event.
The best and most wacky white elephant parties will carry some theme throughout the event, so we have gathered together some ideas… Read the rest »
Sitting an elephant down is challenging
Because we are the white elephant gift exchange headquarters, we feel it is our responsibility to instruct you on how an elephant gets on its Hindquarters. So here are the details for sitting an elephant…
Getting an elephant to sit requires a combination of patience and some physical effort before the massive pachyderm will finally sit back on its haunches. Regardless of the effort, any circus worth its salt needs several sitting elephants to fill the seats in the tent. So training elephants to sit is a much bigger deal than just a regular… Read the rest »
Images of Elephants in the Room
To further our understanding of the use of the Elephant in our language and our art, we have included some fun images of the elephant in the room. We have also included some of the context that are supported by this imagery.
We believe that the tyranny of distance is the elephant in the room for families and friends when it comes time to share gifts with each other. This is why we have created an online platform for sharing gifts, no matter the distance..
Enjoy these images of the elephants in the room…… Read the rest »
The Elephant in the room has left the building
The term “the elephant in the room” creates an odd picture. Maybe that is why it has such a powerful influence upon our thoughts when used to describe something completely idiotic.
Here is how the Wiki’s are describing the topic: “Elephant in the room” is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It really is silly to consider that a massive beast, like an elephant could wander into… Read the rest »
Fun White Elephant gifts for online parties.
The White Elephant gift exchange or Yankee Swap revolves around the idea that group gift giving and gift sharing makes the holidays more enjoyable. Secret Santa gift exchanges are fun, but exciting gift swaps involving group banter and conversation are the best for a great holiday party.
AlbinoPhant online white elephant gift parties create an opportunity to shop, share and enjoy time with family and friends no matter where they live. Just like a traditional white elephant gift exchange, the fun is in the process of revealing gifts and then having lively… Read the rest »
$35 White Elephant Gifts You Can Wear…
Even though the white elephant gift exchange is a tradition for many groups, we are still interested in some variety from time to time. We suggest that you shake things up and have a “Wear-it-Home” style white elephant party.
This type of white elephant exchange has just two unique rules: One, the gift must be worn once it is opened and two, it must be worn home by the final owner of the gift.
We went into the AlbinoPhant online white elephant gift marketplace and pulled out some $35 dollar white elephant… Read the rest »
$30 White Elephant Gifts and Banter…
The white elephant gift exchange party is a remarkable group event. Gathering as family and friends to share gifts with one another in a fun way has become a great tradition in our society.
Finding the best white elephant gift makes you a shopping genius and gives you banter bragging rights during the gift exchange
We want to share some $30 white elephant gifts that would really start the banter going with the group. AlbinoPhant, the online white elephant shopping center has several markets full of fun white elephant gifts from $15 to… Read the rest »