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Online Gift Exchange Breaks Tyranny of Distance

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, September 25, 2009

There are no reminders needed to bring to mind the current economic doldrums for empty nesters and their dispersed children. Money is tight and the cost of travel creates increased restrictions on their regular family gatherings.
Some call this phenomenon “The Tyranny of Distance”. Yes, now distance has become the de facto tyrant of family connection.
When everyone lived close, family celebrations only required setting a time, notifying everyone and then purchasing the gifts. But today, thousands of miles separate us; giving distance and travel costs tyrannical power over each of us.
These economic restrictions have not stopped some  traditional… Read the rest »

How to do an Online White Elephant Party

Posted by PartyWeDo on Thursday, July 9, 2009

zdnet_fathers_day_gadget_giftsAccording to Wikipedia; the White elephant gift exchange is a popular party game usually played during the Christmas season in the United States and Canada.
The wiki has also compiled the most popular rules of game play as well.  Get them here.
This post is not about the rules or the definitions, but rather how to do this fun activity online.
Most people in the US and Canada play the game of White Elephant, Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa or Chinese Exchange pretty much the same way.  Most join a host at ether a home or a community center for the… Read the rest »

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