|This is a picture of the gifts before they were opened, as you can see from the picture we are a laid back group!|
I shared this with my small group when DarleneJ, one of our missionaries, was visiting our church. She was very curious about what gifts folks would bring. She said that she would bring Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! Darlene, maybe we can play this the next time you are in town!
We had a great time. We missed all those who couldn't join us!!
Here is the activity-each person brings something that tell us a little more about them. We set a limit of $5.00. The examples I gave from the MOPS meeting were someone brought a package of double stuff oreos, favorite brownie mix, candle, scarf, bookmark, tea cup and the list went on. Numbers were put on the gifts and then we each drew a number. You got the gift with your number. As each person opened their gifts, the giver explained why he or she gave it.
Here are the gifts that our group brought. Very, very clever folks and it was cool to see how God picked out certain gifts for certain people. We exchanged guys with guys and girls with girls. Top left from Carl to Craig- black notebook with a 5.00 bill and the info about the TED video (info and the video below), from Carolyn to Sonya- beautiful necklace ( Carolyn loves to make jewelry, it perfectly matched Sonya's outfit and looked just like something she would wear), from Julie to Mary Jean- beautiful bag and the
What a great time we had. There were more stories with the gifts but I can't remember them all.
Here is the link that Carl gave Craig. It will inspire you.
How to buy happiness