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. 51
    Wendy D. says:

    This sounds like so much fun and I am excited to join in! I love Christmas and I am giddy with excitement:) I will ship to US and Canada.

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    Marilou says:

    I would love to do this exchange! I already have the ornament all picked out! It’s very cute indeed. I don’t mind doing international as I live in Canada
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  3. 53
    Trace says:

    Oh, it sounds like so much fun! I’d love to join in. :) I’m in Australia, so more than happy to swap internationally. :)

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    Elizabeth says:

    Count me in! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  5. 55
    Shana says:

    This is a wonderful idea. Please count me in. I already have an ornament in mind. I would prefer to only ship with in the US. Thanks! :o )

    Shana’s last blog post..Christmas shopping and a trip to the Police Station

  6. 56
    Dallas >^^ says:

    I used to participate in one where we exchanged HOMEMADE ornaments.
    I was the least craftily-experienced, and at the time, the poorest, so when the group grew to almost 40 – I had to bow out.
    But I still take each one out every year and we remember who made it!
    [heee, and I hope every year whoever got mine didn't toss them out]
    I am in – no internationl though please.
    what a wonderful idea!

    Dallas >^^FRIDAY’S FEAST

  7. 57
    Elizabeth says:

    Count me in!!! :-)

    I LOVE me some snowmen!! :-D

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  8. 58
    Amanda says:

    I want to participate! This sounds like so much fun!!

  9. 59
    amy says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun!!! I would prefer someone stateside though, if possible (or Hawaii :) ). How neat that you thought to do this. Thanks for being so creative :)

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  10. 60
    SJ says:

    What a great idea! This is the second swap I’ve signed up for and I can’t wait!

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  11. 61

    I would love to….no international, though!

  12. 62
    MomOnTheGo says:

    This sounds like a fun activity and a good way to get in the Christmas spirit. I’ll send wherever.

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  13. 63
    Tammy says:

    I would love to do the ornament exchange. That would be very cool. I would like a US partner. Thanks very much for doing this. I find this very cool.

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  14. 64

    What a FUN idea! Christmas can be such a fun time of year. Thanks for hosting this! :)
    I’d prefer someone stateside.

    Sandy @Jesus and Dark Chocolate’s last blog post..Delicious Pumpkin Cookies

  15. 65
    Sunday says:

    I would love to be involved with the ornament exchange. Can they also be hand crafted? Please count me in!!!

  16. 66
    Michelle says:

    ohhh i’d love to participate..please count me in.and i’ll ship anywhere.

    Michelle’s last blog post..Christmas Ornament Exchange 2007

  17. 67
    Kelly says:

    Oooh, this sounds great. I’d love too and international is fine with me :)

    Kelly’s last blog post..2007 Christmas Ornament Exchange

  18. 68
    Jamie says:

    Woot! I’m excited :)

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    Sheena says:

    Sounds like great fun! Count me in! I just put whatever I think looks cute on the tree! Last year we had disco balls, glass red, black, and green ornaments + rubber duckies!

    Sheena’s last blog post..Grand Opening + Diaper & Wipe Pouch Giveaway

  21. 71
    Terri says:

    This sounds great. I host an Ornament Party every year. Each person is asked to bring an wrapped ornament and we play a few fun games then the final thing is Dirty Santa w/ the wrapped ornaments. It seems there is always one that everyone wants. (makes it fun)

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  23. 73
    Sparky Duck says:

    I am always so last minute

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  24. 74
    Katrina says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun!!! International ok (“,)

  25. 75
    Kailani says:

    Hey Sparky

    Just wanted to confirm whether you’ll be participating or not.

    Hope the job is going well! Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. 76
    Vici says:

    I don’t know if it is too late but am interested in participating in the ornament exchange. I was originally looking for a place for my students (8) to exchange handmade ornaments, but am game to just take part individually if you don’t want to get involved with a small group…let me know…
    great idea! thanks.

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  28. 78
    Sparky Duck says:

    yes I was planning on it, now that I am getting paid. But this is a question from like 2 weeks ago isnt it

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  29. 79
    Dallas Meow says:

    well, I ‘signed up’ a few weeks ago – was I … not accepted?

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    tam says:

    I loved the ornament exchange and my ornament buddie rocks and her blog rocks and the ornament was so beautiful!!!! This was so GREAT!

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    marion says:

    i would like to join the xmas ornaments exchange all over the wolrd.thank you

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    Wow, great!
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