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White elephant gifts are encased in value
There are many opportunities to enjoy free services on the internet. You can find free applications, free games and free advice in abundance right there in your browser. Imaginary white elephant gift giving is even joining the virtual and free application world.
But the real-world still includes real giving as a way of demonstrating love and support among family and friends. It seems hard to believe that this supportive tradition will ever be replaced with something that is completely free. Real gifts cost real money.
White elephant gift traditions
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Rattle loose a great white elephant gift
For about $15 dollars this white elephant gift will be a find great appeal in your next white elephant gift exchange. It is a combination set of wrist rattles and foot covers for babies. Baby items are great conversation starters in these group gift party settings.
The rules of the white elephant gift exchange require that players open wrapped gifts and then allow others to make comments and possibly steal the gift away. Traditionally the gift that gets stolen the most also receives the most comments. This rattle and foot cover systems definitely… Read the rest »
Graveling SOLD – White elephant gift auction
Finding fun and unique ways to share gifts between family and friends is a challenge for every group. The white elephant gift exchange is a great tradition for gift sharing during the holidays, but sometimes it gets a little old-hat.
AlbinoPhant attempts to mix-up the fun by offering several variations of this classic party, including an online white elephant gift exchange.
Try a combination auction and white elephant exchange for your next gathering and be amazed at the fun and conversation that you will start. Remember that the most important component of the… Read the rest »
Americans find a way to enjoy the company of family and friends during the holidays. They share gifts and the go to parties to be with, and to support each other socially.
But is there any money to be made servicing the party goers? Do Americans spend their money to attend parties?
We and American Express agree that the money is there…
And if a research study by the American Express company is any indication, the party spending is very big.
The December American Express Spending & Saving Tracker 2009 reports that, “In addition to spending money on gifts, consumers… Read the rest »
Today marks the start of Hanukkah, a symbolic religious tradition for Jewish families around the world. A candle is lit each night for eight days; A present is shared every day, and they play traditional games.
Other faiths are preparing for the tradition of sharing gifts on each of the 12 days leading up to December. 25th.
Still more are shopping and wrapping presents in preparation for one of the largest single gift opening days of the year; Christmas day.
Gift giving in the holiday season has become a tradition for those with or without religious connection. It seems that… Read the rest »
Bruce and Sarah Christensen are new Facebook developers, and they have delivered an online version of the white elephant gift exchange or Yankee Swap for families and friends this holiday season.
The white elephant party is called AlbinoPhant, and the Christensen’s have been testing this online game with their grown children for the past 3-years.
“When our youngest got married and left the nest, we started sharing our gifts through playing this game, and we loved the party atmosphere and fun conversations this allowed us” stated Sarah, the mother of five and grand mother of seven.
The AlbinoPhant party is… Read the rest »
The social networks can now be used for friendly larceny, with the launch of an online white elephant gift exchange party called AlbinoPhant.
This Facebook application allows family and friends the opportunity to party together in a virtual gift exchange, just like they would if gathered together in one location. They exchange real gifts, share friendly banter and enjoy the holiday spirit, through the online party.
Gift exchange parties are social events that focus on sharing gifts with family and friends and then “stealing” gifts from one another in an organized party game.
www.albinophant.com brings people together to participate in… Read the rest »
A new Facebook application moves the White Elephant Exchange Party online, with gift sharing and conversation for family and friends this holiday season.
Albinophant is a mimic of the traditional Yankee Swap or White Elephant parties used in social circles in the US and Canada. With this online version, players purchase real gifts, share them, steal gifts from one another, and then the present for each individual is shipped to their door by conventional methods.
The party is hosted on Facebook so friends can easily join and invite others into the gift exchange within the social network platform. Each player… Read the rest »
The Christmas season is perfect for a hot cup of soup on a chilly evening. What would warm the spirit even more would be sharing soup and conversation with family and friends.
Caroline, the author of Whipped, hosts a soup swap every year and, in her own words describes: “…an event that embodied all of my favorite things: gathering with friends, eating together, talking about food and sharing food.”
This got us to thinking about how soup could be used as a part of a white elephant or Yankee Swap party. Here is an idea that we came up with…… Read the rest »
One of the results of a changing economy is what the new austerity has wrought upon the American public. It seems that the trendy “go-go-consumption” trends have turned on a dime and now traditional priorities are winning the day. This is especially true when we discuss the holiday season this year.
A recently released study by Sears, and reported in Marketing Daily suggests that; “Some 90% of those it surveyed say that because of the challenging economy, they are more focused on celebrating family traditions.”
Other studies are suggesting that more than 75% of Americans are realizing that connecting with… Read the rest »