Posts Tagged ‘white elephant history’

Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

Posted by PartyWeDo on Sunday, April 15, 2012

A White Elephant honor from the kingdom of Thailand
White elephant award from ThialandEvery country has its top-level awards – like the Congressional Gold Medal, or the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Country of Thailand has high-honors as well.
Here at the white elephant gift exchange headquarters, we strive to highlight all white elephant focused information so that you will be a completely informed party host. Therefore – We give you Thailand’s highest honor…
The Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Listed as a high honor by the King of Thailand, the White Elephant award has a long history.  It was started in… Read the rest »

White Elephant Photo: They look pink when wet!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

White Elephant Bath
These very rare white elephants are being well cared for in Myanmar. These beautiful creatures are still a prized possession by the ruling class within this country and always receive special treatment. This mother and baby even have their own bathing pool and caregiver.
White elephant skin is pink colored when wet
The history of white elephants tells a story of valuable gift giving among those with high social status. To receive a prized white elephant was something to be treasured. Over the years the white elephant gift has been given a much different level of value. Today we associate the white elephant with fun… Read the rest »