Decorating for the holidays is one of the best parts of preparing for major celebratory occasions. No matter which holidays you observe in your home, you can be sure that decorating is going to be a big part of preparation. Make preparing for Christmas a little easier with the help of a neighborhood ornament exchange. Organizing an ornament exchange party is fun and simple; you can use some customized ornament exchange party invitations to get people in the mood to participate. Sending personalized holiday greeting cards is also a great way to let people know you are thinking of them and to encourage them to join this annual tradition of giving and receiving.
A Christmas ornament exchange is simpler to organize than you might imagine. Begin by creating a guest list, and send an ornament exchange party invitation to each family explaining how the exchange works. Everyone brings an ornament to exchange with another family or household; this is often a blind exchange, and attendees do not write names on the packages. Gather the wrapped ornaments during the party, and assign a number to each; each family attending the party also receives a random number. Participants draw numbers from a hat, and each family goes home with a new ornament to add to their very own collection. The more people you invite, the more ornaments attendees will give and exchange, so be sure to cast a large net and invite many families.
Shutterfly offers a wide variety of customizable ornaments and other gift items. You can add your personal touch to engraved glass ornaments and other special holiday table decorations. Make ornaments for giving or for your own home this year with the help of Shutterfly’s online design studio. You can also customize holiday greeting cards to share the spirit of the season with everyone on your mailing list.