The Ornament Exchange

A few days ago I mentioned that I would be attending my first ornament exchange. My mom and I purchased ornaments together at Hallmark on Thursday and the exchange was on Saturday at our church.

Saturday morning I did a 13 mile run (BRRRR) and wrapped my ornament (jk I made my mom wrap it because I stink at wrapping gifts).

My mom and I arrived at the church around noon and it was decorated so beautifully! We sang Christmas songs, had a Bible study, ate delicious food, and picked a number from a hat to get our ornament.

We had chicken salad on croissants, beef vegetable soup (above), chili, and cake + cookies.

This is the lovely ornament I received:“Be still and know that I am God” —> PERFECT for me.

Overall, it was a really fun experience and I can’t wait to go to the ornament exchange next year!

What have you been up to this weekend?! 



  1. An ornament exchange sounds like such a good idea for a party!! I love the one you got. It’s so pretty and has such a good message!

  2. I love the ornament. Your ornament exchange at the church sounds like such a cool idea, maybe I can get something like that going one day with family, friends, or coworkers… I’ve never even really heard of something like that!

  3. What an awesome ornament! 🙂

    We are going to see a really old house (built in 1905!) and we’re excited about it! 🙂

  4. Aw, what a cute ornament–that is so awesome that you got to do something special with your mom. I bet your run was cold! Yikes!

    This weekend I had a cookie party, saw Lion King 3D, and today my friend is coming over for a latte, cinnamon roll, and afternoon filled with Christmas movies!

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