- No picking yourself.
- No picking an immediate family member or spouse (meaning I can't pick my brother or husband).
- Stick to the minimum.
- Write a list of 5 items you would like.
- Keep who you drew quiet until after all the gifts are opened.
We usually just write our names on a slip of paper or print out so I wanted to try something a little different this year. I searched all around for ideas on how to do the drawing but couldn't find a thing. I wanted something that was credit card-sized so that you could carry the list around with you in your wallet when you are out shopping. I also wanted something where you could hide the name from prying eyes as the names are drawn. This is what my cousin Q and I came up with.
Secret Santa drawing gift tag with a Santa belt belly band:
The Santa Belt can be slipped off to reveal the name you drew underneath:
How the card looks opened:
All 36 tags ready to go:
As you can see by the number of tags, we have a BIG family that is constantly growing. Imagine having to buy for each cousin, niece and nephew. We would all go broke. Now I have to think of five items for my wishlist. I know I'll be tempted to list items for Gabby but she'll have her own tag this year. Hmm... any ideas for around $25?
UPDATE NOV-2014: for the free printable of this tag, please click here.