This is a bit late as it’s more about a past Christmas than the current day, but it’s another treasured memory on our shelf.
On a few occasions we have done up a box of silly gifts for couples under the title of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.
Basically, we have wrapped twelve items of varying value and silliness, and written out a list of clues as to what’s inside each parcel. It’s a game really, though one particular couple didn’t understand and just opened the packages regardless, therefore not seeing any intended joke, pun, or fun. (My favourite in that instance was a pack of paper cake tin liners as she was an avid cake maker, with the clue ‘Does my bun look big in this?’ )
My sister gave us the idea actually, having done a TDOC box for us the previous year.
Now we did have a lot of fun opening that, saving it for last, and having a laugh as we got so many wrong, and the occasional one right. It didn’t matter though, and that was the general idea.
The things I can remember are a jar of pickled onions, a chocolate santa, chocolate pennies, marbles, a blowing bubbles tin, a mini jigsaw puzzle, packet of peanuts, and this:
You can imagine how our minds were reacting to a clue like that!