Friday, December 12, 2008

The (White) Elephant & The Mouse

'Tis the season for parties. And that means White Elephant gifts. Our church staff party is tonight and much thought and care is put by some of them into the junk gift they will bestow on another. Much hilarity generally ensues.

I generally am not too creative in this department. But this year I came up with a pretty fun idea for my man's gift. He's done a lot of computer work for the staff and so we're wrapping a defunct piece of computer hardware. (I don't even know what the thing he gave me is called!) But beneath it, will be another item that I painted. Now please note the disclaimer that I am not at all artsy like that other Lid who creates gingerbread cathedrals and paints glasses for her small group. And I can't take credit for the idea. But being the pun-lover I am, I couldn't resist making this ornament:



As for my gift, I'm giving these stuffed giant microbes:

The Common Cold
Salmonella


I'm also tossing in trial/travel sizes of Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and Kleenex tissue. After all, I am responsible for Pastoral Care!

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11 comments:

MomE said...

The giant microbes are hilarious! I had never seen them before! I can't wait to show that to my husband!!!

sara said...

those are great and give me some ideas for ours!! Our staff does the white elephant thing too and I will be scrambling when I get back!!!

Beverlydru said...

I love the ornament!!

I am thinking I will give the little book "My Mother's Wish" to my sister. She is not saved (yet) and does not have children but has always felt like the "different" one. I am praying that she will be blessed by the message. Thank You so much!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love it all, but I'm esp. fond of the mouse. You knew I would be!

bp said...

That is so great, I love the mouse! Hope the party is fun for all!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

i personally love that you provided a cure for the germs you gave..

you are such an enigma..lol

Kim said...

Those are SO cute! The mouse is a PERFECT gift my son can paint for my hubby. (the computer dude!)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Love the ornament! I wonder what you guys are going to come home with???

A Stone Gatherer said...

Too funny, and I think you did a great job on painting!

Mara (the coffee lover) said...

awesome ornament!

Mrs. N. said...

I love how punny you are! Your comments always make my date because they usually contain at least one cute pun or observation