Happy Holidays everyone! How is the season going for you? I hope you still have that cheerful holiday spirit. I’m having a very restful vacation, with Christmas Eve as the biggest highlight. True to tradition, our little clan got together for the evening and had Noche Buena together.
One of our Christmas Eve traditions is holding a raffle. The prizes range from basic (seasoning and salt, shampoo) to lots of fun (chocolates and chips galore!). There are a lot of prizes to go around so everyone always wins!
Everyone picks a raffle stub. Instead of plain numbers on cardboard, my sister P made the stubs fun. She scanned and printed pictures of the two youngest in the brood. Then we both drew pretty borders to personalize each raffle stub. Notice that there’s a blank space at the center of each card. That’s where we scribble in the numbers.
After we were done with the stubs, my cousin Maxine put them all in a box. Then she went to each one of us so we can pick a raffle stub, any raffle stub.
Everyone won two prizes. It was so much fun. My husband hosted the raffle and made silly remarks about each prize, making us laugh till our bellies hurt. I won Chocolate Crunchies and milk tea. Nice!
The raffle doesn’t end yet though! After everyone had claimed their prizes, the swapping began! My Mom traded her candies for the household help’s salt and liquid seasoning (booby prize!). My husband the health buff traded his bag of chips with the fruit cups my uncle the junkfood addict won. Perfect swap! My sister and I swapped too.
And oh, what happened to the raffle stubs? My Dad put them on the Christmas tree!
Our Christmas Raffle is always fun. We look forward to this every year. I hope you had fun looking at some of the pictures too!
Now look at the raffle spread again… what would you have wanted to win?