Each year on Christmas Eve we enjoy attending church and having a quiet time enjoying the ambiance of reading the Christmas story around the Christmas tree. After something yummy to eat and a little hot cocoa, we stir things up a little with a game we call The Grab Bag. Inside a large bag are an odd assortment of practical and silly gifts. Once the giftys are collected, I tie yarn or string around them, place them in a bag that you can’t see through, and wa-lah…we are ready for some fun!
Some treasures I gather from around the house…like a roll of toilet paper or fun photo from the year. Others I borrow from my stocking stuffer stash…maybe a bottle of mouth wash (used could be an interesting twist..) or a pair of ladies stockings. Then there are the dollar store items…things like a tacky figurine, a birthday party favor, a kid’s toy, a mug, a pack of post-it-notes, a candy bar…you get the idea. The best part of The Grab Bag includes the gag gifts and inside joke gifts that are mixed in.