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History of the White elephant gift exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

White elephant gift swap history and future
white elephant gift swapIf 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 »