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How Tuesday: Ornament Exchange


The beautiful Eva Hand Painted Ornaments would bring cheer to any friend!

I love love love the holidays! As mid-October rolls around each I have already started making Thanksgiving plans and my December has begun to fill up with fun holiday cheer outings.  Last year one of the new additions to my holiday fun was an ornament exchange.  I have a group of friends whom I go out with every couple of months to try out new restaurants and for our December 2012 outing we added the ornament exchange. This December we will be meeting at one of San Diego’s newest hotspots and have decided to keep the ornament exchange tradition going.

Ornament exchanges are quite easy and a nice way to engage with one another around the holidays without having to spend too much money.  For our first exchange we used the theme of our childhood homes (we are all transplants to San Diego) this year we are going for a more laissez-faire approach so I am going to bring one of Seven Hopes United’s lovely ornaments.

How we exchanged: we chose the person’s birthday that was closest to our dinner date and then shift two to her right and voila we all had new ornaments.  Then we went around and explained the significance.  See…fun and easy!

Along with the Eva Hand Painted Ornaments above checkout a few more ornaments from Seven Hopes United that I really like.


This felt baby penguin is just too adorable not to share!

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My maternal grandmother meant a great deal to me growing up and she loved cardinals, so every time I see one I think of her. This felt cardinal will be hanging on my tree this year.


This felt dove ornament is a reminder that the season is about peace for all people.


Because who wouldn’t love a felt gnome ornament?!?!

Have a wonderful day! Dawn