Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ornament Exchange and a little Holiday Giveaway

Tonight I am going to a Christmas ornament exchange party hosted by my friend. She does a beyond fab job of decorating and hosting and it is always a lot of fun! Everyone pulls a number and then it's Yankee swap style on the ornament you get (you can either pick a new unwrapped one or steal from someone). One year I wrapped mine up in one of those cellophane bags and it was the last one chosen... I learned from that night on, wrap it pretty or you're the lonesome loser on the table :D


I usually make the ornaments and package them up in a group of three. About an hour before the party, I start having some serious regrets about going this route b/c it really puts you "out there" as in "what if everyone thinks this is a stinker ornament". In the past it has worked well, people seem to like them but part of me wants to make a mad dash to Pier One this second and buy an anonymous ornament that nobody knows it's from me :)

It's always a lot of fun and I'll share the ornament I win tomorrow!




So here is where the giveaway comes into play. Leave me a comment and you are eligible for a set of four preppy purse ornaments made by me :) Winner will be randomly selected on Monday 12/15 - my one year blog anniversary! xo, Brie
Here is one of mine at work on the tree

12 comments:

elle said...

They are so adorable! Congrats on the upcoming blogiversary!

The Wife said...

So cute! My bookclub does an ornament exchange and I WISH I was crafty enough to make something so adorable. I'll definately be purchasing mine!

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Happy Anniversary to you on the 15th! I know what you mean about 'putting yourself out there'. I am taking a hand made gift to a bunco exchange tonight, and believe me, I have wrapped the beejeebers out of it! However, I am still very nervous about the chance that there will be an uncomfortable moment of "what the heck is it???" when the fabo wrapping paper is removed!

five tomatoes said...

Those are so cute! My pledge sisters and I did an ornament swap one year that was so much fun. I hope they go over well!

TCP said...

Your ornaments are so adorable, I can't imagine that anyone wouldn't be thrilled to get one!

a. said...

They are really cute! Count me in!

Kathie said...

so cute! i love purses and this would be my favorite ornament!! www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Those are so so cute!!!

KLC said...

I'd love to enter. Solo cute!

adozeneggs said...

Those are so cute!
Happy Anniversary! I love my life size K & B purse, so I'd love to have some for my tree!
PS A Dozen Eggs was a big topic of discussion with Lisa G on Thursday's show! It's been CRAZY!!1 We're sold out of Lisa G cookies and I have to make 30 more tins on Sunday.Yay!

Beach Girl said...

I would love these for my tree! Too cute!

suburban prep said...

Those purse ornaments are the cutest things I have seen. They are simply adorable.