Traditionally on or around Christmas, my dad's side of the family gets together. The cast isn't always the same, but one tradition is: grab bag.
The deal with grab bag is that one must adhere to certain rules, which can change depending on the year. Examples include:
- No food
- Made in a specific location
- One must shop for one's own gift
Selecting a gift should
- adhere to all the rules of the particular year
- be unexpected
Strictly speaking, decoys are an optional part of the tradition. I prefer to include them, because these gifts are likely to be shaken, rattled, and, yes, rolled.
Don't forget to label your decoy
And position it appropriately
My 2nd layer of decoy is planted within the packaging.
If one is going to shop for his or herself, one may as well create the packaging as well. Kids tend to create the most memorable packaging, especially when young. That's a tradition that I like to keep alive with my fine paper craftsmanship.
Lastly, and new this year, is the riddle.
Fun Fact Riddles are now required