Family Traditions Hitty Swap
Must be a member
of Yahoo Hittygirls group or the Hittygirls Message Board
and have met all previous swap commitments to play.
You must include your full name, Street Address,
Telephone Number, and email.
If You sign up without this info, you will not be able to play.
Please Note: We do not collect or distribute your personal information,
except to the Swap Leader and your Swap Partner.
Mail out by December 15th
If you have not completed a previous round of any Hittygirls
swaps, you may not participate in this swap.
Jan F, you will swap with Sophia P
Holly K, you will swap with Laurel P
Donna Marie E, you will swap with Satchel P.
Your Swap Leaders are
Laurel, Sophia and the Calder Ridge Hittys .
Contact them with questions.
Family Traditions Hitty Swap
When signups close I will send
you your partner's name. Please note
that I will be out of town Thanksgiving week, so may not be able to respond
to questions or acknowledge signups until I get back. I will make sure
get back to you asap however.
Have you got a Holiday tradition in your family or Hitty family that no
else you know does? I bet you do!
We once had a Christmas party where
we asked each guest to bring a food that
reminded them of the holidays (not just Christmas, but any). Little did
know how many truly unusual traditions our friends had! Among the most
memorable foods brought were a Kings Cake (a bread filled with tiny plastic
dolls) flown in from new Orleans and a gefeltifish covered in bright green
sauce (a Hanukah tradition). But the most memorable of all was two slices
burnt toast on a plate. That guest explained that her mother was not a
but never failed to present this brave effort on Christmas morning. Of
the delicious food that arrived, I think that forlorn plate of toast was
biggest hit, as it got everyone laughing and sharing stories. The purpose
this swap is to do the same!
Our own family has a house elf
who works for Santa. We also have a - well -
it is a SECRET! but some lucky swapper will receive it - that we believe
grandmother (or hers) invented around 1900. Holiday historians we've
contacted say it is one of the best they have heard of, and my family
Sophia will write up Elfis's story
and send her swap partner's Hitty
everything she needs to have her own house elf, and I will write up my
Grandmother's story and send my swapper everything my partner's Hitty
need for it. We're excited about this because we will be making them for
For this swap, you will do the
same with your family's tradition. It can be
as humble as burnt toast, or fit for a king. It can involve food, toys,
games, or anything else memorable about your family's holidays so long
is in keeping with Hittygirl's list rules. In other words, it cannot include
Uncle Clifford having too much holiday cheer and falling in the fireplace,
nor faith based observances. However, that does not exclude fun traditions
associated with religious holidays, such as dreidel games, reindeer games,
yule games, Kuumba games, etc.
If you do not have a tradition
that you think will translate well, but you'd
like to join in the fun, you have a second option, which is to research
historical traditions and make something based on them. In researching
this swap, I discovered that Kuumba is the day of creativity for Kwaanza.
One of the things people traditionally do on Kuumba is making a family
Wouldn't that be fun for Hitty!
Laurel, Sophia and the Calder Ridge
From Satchel to D'Marie