2009 Christmas Ornament Exchange

November 6, 2009 by  
Filed under fun stuff, goody swaps

Every year, we strive to put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. In the past we haven’t always succeeded but with the girls getting older, we try a little harder to establish traditions that they can look forward to. Another Christmas tradition we have is taking the girls to the store to pick out one brand new ornament to add to the tree. I then put their names and the year on it so that one day they can look back and see what they chose.

Before the girls, our tree was always color coordinated and the ornaments symmetrically placed. Now, it’s just a mismatch of princesses, Disney characters, candy garlands, snowmen, and traditional ornaments. Nothing matches and I love it that way.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been hosting a Christmas Ornament Exchange and have been able to add some really beautiful ornaments to my tree courtesy of some of my blogging friends. It’s so exciting  when you don’t know what you’re going to get. That’s why I’ve decided to host it again.

Here’s how it works:

  • Ornaments should cost between $8–$10 + shipping.
  • If you’d like to participate, please fill-out this form. Your information will be kept private and will only be shared with the person you’re being partnered up with.
  • You may participate even if you don’t have a blog.
  • The sign-up will continue until November 25th and partners will be announced soon after. Please try to mail out your ornaments within the first week of December.
  • Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Please take some time to get to know your partner and hopefully you’ll make a new friend in the end. Have fun!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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17 Responses to “2009 Christmas Ornament Exchange”
  1. 1
    Melissa says:

    I haven’t been able to participate the last few years! I’m looking forward to doing it this year!
    Can the ornaments be handmade?
    .-= Melissa´s last blog .. =-.

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    Renee says:

    Woo Hoo! I’m looking forward to this! I need to let my friends know about it too. They were all bummed to not be able to do this last year.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..dead desktop update =-.

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      Madhu says:

      Wishes for a happy birthday! I would love the oenamrnt with my girls’ silhouette! I bought the bicycle print for my niece and it was such a hit, I will be buying more for gifts you have a unique product. I am also telling my girls about your site I want the antique lockets from Three Sisters. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Make a wish and blow out the candles!!Kathy Campbell

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    Rita A says:

    Sounds Great! I just signed up.

  5. 5
    Stephanie says:

    This sounds like fun!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..New Year’s Resolution Revisited =-.

  6. 6

    Oh, I’m in! What a great way to get to know other mama’s!
    .-= Lauren @4BabyAndMom´s last blog ..Pillsbury simply… Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cookies COUPON! =-.

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    Honey says:

    I’m not a mama, but can i join up? I’m a lurker of your blog. (i didn’t used to be, but no real time to comment much these days!)
    .-= Honey´s last blog ..the brain rebels!!! =-.

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    angie says:

    this sounds like tons of fun
    .-= angie´s last blog ..What email function are you =-.

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    Theresa says:

    I am a teacher and have started a project called the “friendship tree” the class has all brought in ornaments to send to everyone we get addresses for and I am hoping to get an ornament from every state and as many countries as we can. I do ask that anyone that sends an ornaments sends a little message to the kids as to what that ornaments stands for to them (whether it be something that represents their hometown, a childhood memory, collection, etc). Thanks so much and we look forward to it. Happy Holidays!

  10. 10

    Woo hoo! I’m excited to participate. This will be my first ornament exchange!
    .-= Shannon (The Mommy-Files)´s last blog ..How to Grow Your Blog!! =-.

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    jacque says:

    I would love to do this! It sounds like alot of fun! Thanks!

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    janet says:

    aloha! This sounds like a fun time~ I haven’t participated in an Ornament exchange since… 2001?! O_o whoa!! hahaha
    please sign me up.

  13. 13

    I would love to do this! It sounds like alot of fun! Thanks!

  14. 14

    Hi! I know that it is past the cut off, but I would love to take part if there is any way. If not I understand. :o )
    .-= Shana Wiseman´s last blog ..Happy Birthday, Josh =-.

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    Krista says:

    Hi,
    I think I signed up for the ornament exchange, but never received any info on who I’m supposed to send my ornament to. Could you let me know ASAP so I can get that sent out? Thanks!

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    marion says:

    pls let me know when you going to start this i would love to join thank you

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