Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Sock Exchange!

Christmas time can be hard when it comes to gifts and your wallet is tight, especially amongst a big group of friends...

The girls from my freshman hall are all coming over to my apartment Wednesday night for a Christmas party and we're going to do a Christmas sock exchange. We used to do this in Anchor Club when I was in high school, you get a pair of cute Christmas socks stuff them full of little goodies, and then tie a bow around them.

We would sit in a circle and then one of the girls would read a Christmas story about Santa Claus traveling in his sleigh, each time you hear left or right mentioned in the story you would pass the pair of socks in that direction. At the end of the story you keep the socks that are in your hand. It was always SO much fun, and I love Christmas socks (I tend to wear them year round) so I thought I'd share with ya'll the sock I made for tomorrow nights game! :)
My sock with all of the goodies to fill it with!
The final product!

Now I'm about to head to my last 2 classes for the semester! I cannot BELIEVE how quickly the semester has gone by. The rest of my week is going to be spent studying for my finals.. but in the meantime I'm loving everyone's blog posts with their Christmas decor!
What kind of gift exchanges do ya'll do with friends?

20 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh how cute! I'm with you...this year has just flown by!

Suze said...

That is SO neat!!!! I'm glad you have matching socks girlie:) I want to try that out when i do a christmas friend thing with my own friends or family! Which christmas story is it btw?! i'm with you on studying for finals YUCK! this year has deff flown by!!!! Have a great day!!

the girl in the red shoes said...

What a cute idea! I love it!

Jenn W said...

love that idea! sounds like a fun time :)

capperson said...

That is such a cute idea! Love the sock with all its goodies. I would be one happy person if I got them Reese's Christmas Trees..my fav :)

Christa said...
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Christa said...

Love the sock idea! So fun! I can't believe this semester is over either!

Mom E said...

Love this idea! Can you post a copy or link to the story? Thanks!

Mill's Doodle said...

I was looking for the perfect gift exchange for my group of Girl Scout Juniors this year. Every year we do something super creative and fun and this totally fits the bill! Love that the socks incorporates a game activity via the story - now to find the perfect story to read to my 9 year old girls.

Our party is December 20th, will make sure come back and post some photos. Thanks for the idea sharing!

Linda Cece said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for posting it. Can't wait to do this this Christmas season

Angela Walker said...

I also would like to know which book you used with directions in it.

Dana Orsini said...

what is the song you sing? thanks!

3jmommy said...

Whete can I find this story? Sounds fun!

Summer Blizzard said...

Here is the story. It took me a few days to find it.
http://www.santalady.com/xmasgame/lftrt.html

If that doesn't work google search
Gift exchance game right/left game

Summer Blizzard said...

http://www.santalady.com/xmasgame/lftrt.html

Michele Keisling said...

I really love this idea. Do you have a sample of the invitation?

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jwhittaker said...

Did you put a price limit on it?

Lindsey Christiansen said...

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KimP said...

Love this idea! Do you by chance have the Christmas story you read as you pass around the socks? I would love to use this for a party I'm hosting. Thanks.