This is a game my family and I invented last year, inspired by a friend who picked out some fabulous gifts online and gave them to friends on Facebook, without actually purchasing them. That’s cool. It’s a great game for Christmas Eve. It didn’t take very long and even some of the youngest among us can search and find images and print them. Our three year old is a wee bit too young, so again this year he’ll just receive, as is his right. When dinner came we each had a stack of 6 envelopes (my father is in town.) Some of the highlights: daughter gave father Hawaii, I gave middle daughter front row tickets to Green Day for every show from now on, and perhaps best of all, granddaughter gave grandfather the moon. We loved showing them off and the best part? After opening them you really felt loved, no disappointment, and yes, I’m really happy that my father gave me England. I gave him the view of redwood trees out of his window.
I wanted to tell you about this game in time to possibly try it on Christmas Eve. The only thing you need is enough printer ink (have some extra so you won’t have to run to the store ;o) and if you want, colorful envelopes, we color coded each member of the family, but you could also use wrapping paper, or each member of the family could have a gift wrapped ‘mail box’ and the folded paper could go in there.
You won’t regret it, it’s really good. I’m giving it to you as a gift, right alongside a world that is peaceful and every child is safe and loved. Merry Christmas to you and yours.