The December Prancing Skiltaire party (12/09/17) has a tradition, a gift exchange. Some people mistakenly call it a “White Elephant” exchange, but it has nothing to do with trading something you no longer want or need with someone else. It is not a garage sale. Sometimes a gift may be a video game or even an older game system (that still works), a DVD or books/comics that someone may not need. These items should be in good condition and appropriate for a furry. This may have been why the name “White Elephant” has been applied…
This is how the Gift Exchange works…
If you want to participate (it is not mandatory), bring a wrapped gift to the party (One gift per person, please). The gift should be something a furry would like. It can be something like mentioned above, but it can be something new as well. If you are buying something new for a gift, please don’t spend too much ($10.00 is our recommended amount, but it’s up to you). Gift cards for commissions are OK, but you need to honor your promise. Please, no “joke” gifts, this isn’t fair to everyone else. (We can provide wrapping supplies for those who need it… but try to have your gift wrapped before you arrive.)
Go to Sylys Sable (Mark Merlino) and tell him your name (the name you want to be called when the gifts are distributed) and he will place it on the Solstice Holiday Interactive Treasures List. After you give your name to Sy, THEN place your wrapped gift under the Fur Tree.
Around 9 PM Vinson Mink (Rod O’Riley) will have everyone gather around the Fur Tree and he will read off the names from the list. Each person called can select 1 gift from under the tree. When all the names are called, each person who brought a gift should have one. You can unwrap your gift as soon as you get it. Many people will want to see what you got!
Note: if you want to participate in the gift exchange, but have to leave before the names are called, see Vinson (Rodney) and he will make sure you get a gift.
- Bring a wrapped gift to the PS party. (If you want to)
- Give your name to Sylys for the list.
- Put your gift under the tree. (Did you give your name to Sylys first?)
- Be there when Vinson calls out the names, and get your gift.
- Have fun!
The Gift Exchange makes the December PS party something extra special, even if you don’t bring a gift, it is fun to watch the unwrapping!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Prancing Skiltaire!