This begins the season of holiday parties, and you know all the good things they include. I'll steer away from the dangerous topics of casseroles and desserts and chocolate—although really, those are some of my favorite subjects for discussion at any time of the year!
Instead, let's talk about gifts.
Not the kind you love to give. The kind you love to give away. You know, in those grab bags and games you play where everyone receives a gift from an anonymous giver.
One year I participated in a "Silly Santa" grab bag and received a pair of fuzzy animal slippers. Envision this: they were purple, with red eyes and long black claws, and—I'm not kidding—from front to back, they were two feet long.
Let's just say I found them...
The slippers received a lot of attention at that particular Christmas party. And you'd better believe they went right into the very next grab bag I could find. (grin) The winner absolutely loved them and wore them the rest of the night.
Obviously, one person's "umm...spectacular" is another person's favorite gift.
To be fair, these games—and gifts—aren't all bad. I'll admit I've been lucky, too. At another party, I received a pair of holiday earrings that I still wear during the Christmas season every year.
Got any grab-bag stories, either for the best or worst gift ever?
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who will celebrate it later this week!
All my best to you,
Barbara White Daille