Orthodox Kid’s Ornament Exchange 2011 {Sign-ups}

We will be doing our annual Orthodox Children’s Ornament Exchange again this year! 

The rules are posted below, so please leave a comment if you would like to participate. It is only one ornament per family and last year, I believe we ended up making a total of nine, which included one to keep at home. If there is a bigger turnout than expected, I will divide the families into groups. 

It was a lot of fun and I know my boys loved getting so many fun packages in the mail!  

If you would like to participate please sign up a.s.a.p. as I will be posting partners on Tuesday!

The rules:

01. Each child will make enough ornaments to send one to each member of his/her group. ORNAMENTS MUST BE HANDMADE.

02. Include a card (handmade or not) making sure that their name is legible.

03. Adding other trinkets, candies, stickers, etc is a nice gesture but it is not required.

04. Packages must be postmarked by Monday, December 05, 2011 to ensure time for the children to enjoy their ornaments before Christmas.


The photo below shows some of the ornaments we received in last year’s exchange.  



Some ideas for ornaments are:

Cookie clay ornaments

Cinnamon ornaments

Color or cut an icon out and place in an ornament frame

The Crafty Crow has a fun list of kid-friendly ornaments

You can pretty much “Orthodox” any ornament idea by adding an icon or something. Old catalogs are perfect for cutting out icons to use. They are the perfect size and there is usually a great selection. The Conciliar Press catalog is my favorite one. Whenever a new one arrives, I look forward to cutting up the old one and making something fun with the boys. 🙂

If anyone has any questions just ask! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with again this year!!

41 thoughts on “Orthodox Kid’s Ornament Exchange 2011 {Sign-ups}

  1. Sophia was just asking about this as she was looking over her ornaments from the previous years ! We love that you do this, it is a Blessing. Count us in ! The Major Family

  2. we would love to participate, but we live in Greece. Are you willing to have a sort of pen pal ornament exchange with Greece?. please let me know, Varkados Family

  3. Yay! So glad to have you all participating! I forgot to mention in the post for you to leave an email address with your comment! If you would be so kind as to do that now, I would appreciate it. Thank you!!

  4. I would love for my daughter to participate. How can we join in? Last year I left a comment to join in, but didn't hear back–I know it can get very hectic around the holidays. We are especially excited for the ornament exchange this year. Thank you so much for organizing this:) God bless. Irene

  5. Please include the Schmidt family in the exchange. We've done it in past years and it's so fun! I have three kids.tessertime at gmail dot com

  6. Yay! So glad to see you all joining again this year! Bear with me, my computer is on the blitz. I Planned to have the list posted today but it's very difficult to do from my iPad. Im going to try to get it up from somewhere else tomorrow!! 🙂

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