First off, I apologize for not getting this holiday post up earlier. December just always seems to fly by, doesn’t it?!
Back in November, I received an email from Peyton, a member of Kappa Delta at Troy University. She was recently elected President of her chapter and reached out to me in hopes of featuring her sorority on Simply Sorority. After a few emails back and forth, we decided that their Christmas Party Ornament Swap should be showcased, as it will provide inspiration to other sorority chapters to host their own!
This Ornament Swap was held the week after Thanksgiving break, which also happened to be the week before finals. It offered the sorority women a chance to reconnect after break and relax from the stress of finals. Each sorority member brought a wrapped ornament, and they gathered in a circle.
Peyton read a special version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, which included the words “left” and “right” numerous times throughout the story. When these words were read, the girls would pass their ornaments in that direction. At the end of the story, whatever ornament was in their hands was theirs to keep!
Their officers provided the chapter with hot chocolate, cupcake, brownies and cookies – what festive treats! The Kappa Delta sisters also took a photo that was used to send holiday cards to members’ parents and alumnae. What a great idea!
Below you will find a link for the story – hopefully you’ll try this out next year! Special thanks to Peyton for sharing this creative event with the entire sorority community.
Click the link for the story: right.left poem
*Note: You could also call this a Holiday Ornament Swap, Winter Ornament Swap, etc. You could even create your own story for different holidays or special events!