Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dollar Days - A Tradition

For the past eight years or so, my FIL has always taken the grandkids "Dollar Days" shopping at The Dollar Tree Store where each item is just one dollar! All six grandkids and one great grandchild grabs a basket and begins filling it with Christmas gifts to exchange with each other and mom and dad. It is a tradition that started when the kids were quite young. Now some of the grandkids are adults, but they still enjoy this tradition all the same and have even added 1 year old great granchild to the mix.
The gifts they purchase for each other is done in secrecy. When all the shopping is done, the kids go back to grandad's house and wrap them all. Grammy and Grandad usually serve up some pizza for the hungry bunch. And this year, a special "Dollar Days" cake was made by Grammy.


The gifts are then exchanged on Christmas Eve at the family gathering held at my SIL's house.  Sometimes they exchange gag gifts and other times, the gifts are quite tasteful, well, as tasteful as a Dollar Store gift can get.
It is a fun tradition. One that the kids and adults look forward to every year. And one that Grandad holds near and dear to his heart.   Thank you Grandad for keeping this tradition going year after year!


9 comments:

Thom said...

OMG what a great tradition to have. I love reading about things such as this. I hope that this continues on and on in your family. :) Merry Christmas to you all :)

That corgi :) said...

I think that is a wonderful tradition!! WTG to your dad for thinking it and executing it so many years ago!

Merry Christmas to you all!

betty

Janis said...

Kudos to Grandad...I think this is a wonderful tradition and should continue. Such fun for everyone!

Tracy said...

Can I go next year? LOL

gayle said...

What a wonderful tradition to have!!

quilly said...

What a fun tradition! I hope the kids grow up and continue this with their kids (as evidenced by the great grandchild)!

Jennifer said...

So Sweet. Love This Tradition!

Pamela said...

smiling at the fun... I've been in a dollar store and have to admit that there are treasures to be found. But it is a tough search!

Heather said...

I love this! How wonderful! And that must be FW's father? They look a lot alike!

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