2007 Christmas Ornament Exchange

November 13, 2007 by  
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Every year, we put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday tradition. While most people get up before it’s even light outside to stand in long lines on the biggest shopping day of the year, we sleep in. After breakfast, DH puts up our tree and we spend the morning decorating it and the house.

Before the girls, our tree was always color coordinated and the ornaments symmetrically placed. Now, it’s just a mismatched of princesses, Disney characters, candy garlands, snowmen, and traditional ornaments. Nothing matches and I love it that way. Each year I take Girlie Girl to the store to pick out one brand new ornament to add to the tree. I put her name and the year on it so that one day she can look back and see what she chose.

This year, in addition to Girlie Girl & Baby Bug’s addition, I’d also like to add an ornament from one of my blogging friends. That’s why I’ve decided to host a Christmas Ornament Exchange and I’m hoping you’ll all join me.

Here’s how it works:

  • Ornaments should cost between $8 – $10 + shipping.
  • This exchange will be open to anyone world-wide. However, if you do not want an international partner, please let me know.
  • If you’d like to participate, please leave your link below AND leave a comment. The reason for doing both is that I’ve noticed that some people will accidentally sign Mr.Linky with no intention of participating. This will help to ensure that I get an accurate count of who’s on board.
  • If you don’t have a blog, just sign the Mr.Linky with your name and leave your email address in comments.
  • The sign-up will continue until Thanksgiving and partners will be announced the day after.
  • If you have any questions, please let me know.

Does your family have any Holiday decorating traditions?

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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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142 Responses to “2007 Christmas Ornament Exchange”
  1. 1
    Staceyyy says:

    Oh girl I was coming over here when you were over there!

    I’d like a pardnah! Only get me a good one–last time I did an exchange, I got stiffed. I hate that! Want names? I can give names. (kidding!) In the spirit of the season, I will let it all go…breathing in, breathing out…..xo

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  3. 3

    Sounds fun. Not sure if I can join but I hope you’ll have a successful Christmas exchange. I’ll share this on my blog too.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Heads or Tails #12

  4. 4

    Sounds like fun! I would love to join.

    Irreverent, Barefoot Ragamuffins’s last blog post..her space : my space challenge – disturbed

  5. 5
    Renee says:

    oooh goodie! love ornament exchanges…I better go find out how many I’ve signed up for. oops!

    Renee’s last blog post..Don’t ever ask if it can get any worse…

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    Rebecca says:

    I’d love to participate in this! I’ll be at my dad’s but can ship from there & receive it there. I’ll add your button to my blog also. And, I’d rather have someone stateside please. Thanks!

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Talk About Tuesday – my mary kay

  7. 7

    This sound like a fun idea! I’d love to participate and will put your button on my site too. Someone in the US would be best for me – thank you for organizing this! :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday #16 – Living Room

  8. 8
    Jenna says:

    I would like to be entered… and I will take anyone from anywhere in the world (they have some gorgeous ornaments in other parts of the world!)… Please include me.

    Jenna’s last blog post..Thankful: Day 2 (or Day 12)

  9. 9
    lifeasamama says:

    count me in, that sounds like fun!

    lifeasamama’s last blog post..wfmw – what to get at sonic??

  10. 10
    Cathi says:

    I want in! I adore Christmas ornaments. I’m with Staceyyy though. I never received anything from the “Autumn Swap” but I’m still game and would love to play.
    One of the best traditions I have had with my kids and now with the grandbabies is what you are doing Kailani. Every year I buy (or make) the kids and grandbabies (and me & hubby) a new ornament with names and the year on it. When they leave home and have a Christmas tree of their own, they have many years of memories to enjoy with their own collection of ornaments.

    Cathi’s last blog post..A Fiery Birthday Cake

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    Leendaluu says:

    I’ll participate as well–and I would be happy to take an international partner (or a national one…)

    What a great way to spread Christmas Cheer!

  12. 12
    Baby Advice says:

    you come up with the neatest things!

  13. 13
    witchypoo says:

    What a wonderful idea to have an ornament from a fellow blogger displayed on your tree each year. It so beautifully extends the friends and family warm fuzzies to a whole new level.
    Except: I’m old, and have too many ornaments as it is. Still love the concept.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..ufos: not just for wingnuts anymore

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    Briggie says:

    this sounds like such fun, count me in! i’ll put a post on my blog about it too!

    Briggie’s last blog post..Denzel Washington And The BAMC

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    Melissa says:

    What a great idea. Sounds like so much fun- count me in! I will post on my blog too.

    Melissa’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday

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  17. 17
    Christine says:

    Count me in! I love sending secret packages.

    Christine’s last blog post..Where have I been?

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    Jennifer says:

    Count me in! Unfortunately, I can’t afford to do another international shipment this year, so if I could get someone in the U.S. (Alaska & Hawaii are fine, too), that would be GREAT! I love ornaments + exchanges. Thanks for organizing this!

    Jennifer :-)

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

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    Sounds like fun! Count me in!

  21. 21
    Sandi says:

    I’ll be sharing my ornament with someone who really needs it.

    Sandi’s last blog post..SPT-Advanced Christmas Preparations

  22. 22

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    i would love to join…

    i don’t know how to consider myself … stateside or not! i live at US Base here in Japan. I have access to US and Japan post office. I have US and Japan address. And I can get ‘Japanese’ or ‘US’ inspired ornament.

    Charlotte @ Charmed Life’s last blog post..Closure

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    TopChamp says:

    Hello – if you’ve found any up-for-internationally-posting participants can I play please? I am happy to post anywhere and LOVE Christmas and all the trappings (although playing my first Xmas gig on the 4th OCTOBER was a bit early even for me).

    My mum traditionally buys the worst most scraggy horrible looking tree and puts on the oldest tattiest ornaments that we collected over the last 28 years ALL OVER the tree. It’s terrible but it just wouldn’t be Christmas back with my folks with a posh tree now.

    TopChamp’s last blog post..Fire Station Trip

  25. 25
    TopChamp says:

    (p.s. I know last time this didn’t work so well with me… so don’t worry if you don’t think it’ll work again)

    TopChamp’s last blog post..Fire Station Trip

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    Tammy says:

    Oh, such a great idea…except I just commited to doing an exchange already and I know I can’t do two.

    I loved how you wrote about mis-matched tree – we have that, too, including ornaments from my own childhood. I loved that you let your daughter pick out a new one each year.

    The girls and I usually make ornaments to give to their grandma or even daddy.

    Ok, now I’m really getting into the Christmas mood just talking about it all! :)

    Tammy’s last blog post..A lazy Monday

  27. 27

    Hey, we decorate the day after Thanksgiving too – right after the downtown Christmas Parade.

    I’d like to do the exchange, but I think that it would put me in overcommitment land…I’m already doing the cards and another ornament exchange. Maybe next year!

    groovyoldlady’s last blog post..Procrastination Perpetuality

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    Deana says:

    Will be nice to meet someone new thru this exchange! Thanks!
    Dee

    Deana’s last blog post..5 Minutes for Moms Giveaways

  29. 29
    Deana says:

    Kailani,
    this is a second comment from me, the first one had my old blog url in it, I just noticed sorry!
    Dee

    Deana’s last blog post..A good day OFF with DAD

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    on the second thought, maybe i should be considered ‘international’. it takes additional time for our packages to reach the states.

    Charlotte (Charmed Life)’s last blog post..Closure

  31. 31
    Tonya says:

    Please enter me! I’d love to participate and am open to a partner from anywhere!

  32. 32
    Courtney says:

    This sounds like great fun. I don’t mind sending international if needed.

    Courtney’s last blog post..Choice of Books

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    BeachMama says:

    I love your exchanges. I look forward to exchanging ornametns. You have the best games.

    BeachMama’s last blog post..My newest piece of equipment

  34. 34
    Kim says:

    This is a great idea. I’m really excited to participate.

    Kim’s last blog post..Works For Me Wednesday – Automatic Shower Cleaner

  35. 35

    Oh what a neat idea :) This would be such a neat tradition for every year as well and we would love to say it was from Hawaii hehe ;)

    Jen @ One Moms world’s last blog post..Out of the Mouth of Babes – Madisyn Style

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    Tonya says:

    I’m in. I loved doing the Valentine’s Swap too.

    I’ll do stateside or international.

    Tonya’s last blog post..Ladybug Adoption Announcement

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  38. 38
    Sher :) says:

    Hey, great idea!! I’m in too. I can go US or International. I’d love a Christmas ornament for another country. :)
    Thanks for organizing this! It sound like fun.

  39. 39
    Christine says:

    I was just thinking of hosting something like this… You beat me to the punch! YOU ROCK!!

    Christine’s last blog post..Thankful – Day Twelve

  40. 40
    Rona says:

    Our tradition is that we don’t have one. We do something different every year.

    Rona’s last blog post..Day Off Working in Our Home Office

  41. 41
    Donna says:

    Thanks for doing this… I will post about it!

    I am in!

    Donna’s last blog post..Giveaways are fun!

  42. 42
    Leah says:

    would love to participate.

    Leah’s last blog post..Game Plan and Dreamer

  43. 43
    Michelle B says:

    I would love to participate

    Michelle B’s last blog post..Nov. Cyber Shower Party Post

  44. 44
    Victoria says:

    This would be so fun! I’m in for international too!

    Victoria’s last blog post..A SUNNY DAY…THANK YOU LORD!

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    Sounds fun! :)

    I’ll do a post about it too. :)

  47. 47
    Krista says:

    I’m entering! Can I have the code for your pretty button? Thanks!

    Krista’s last blog post..A New Tooth! and Googlyness

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  49. 49
    Romie says:

    I love Christmas and everything that goes along with it so would be overjoyed to participate :)

    Romie’s last blog post..Writer’s Strike

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    Amanda says:

    please nclude me. I’d like a US partner please

    Amanda’s last blog post..Button

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