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christmas gender reveal

My little brother and his family were visiting for Christmas, and they are expecting their third child. As we opened up our gifts Christmas morning, he pulled one special gift from the pile and called the family to attention.

My sister-in-law had had an ultrasound earlier that week, and they didn't know what they were having. They asked the ultrasound technician to write on a piece of paper if it was a boy or a girl, and then they went to a clothing store and picked out a boy outfit and a girl outfit. They gave the note from the ultrasound visit to the clerk at the store and said they wanted to buy either the blue boy outfit or the pink girl outfit depending on what the note said. The clerk wrapped it in a box so they couldn't see which outfit they had purchased.

They wrapped the box and opened it with us on Christmas morning, so we could all find out at the same time that they are having.. a little girl!

It was so fun to see the reactions of my brother and his wife, my parents, my kids, and my niece and nephew as they all found out. By far the most exciting gift we opened Christmas morning and one of the most creative gender reveals I've seen.

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Reader Comments (54)

I just love that!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzonne

so cute!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered Commentersara

That is the sweetest story! What a great idea. I'm sure the ultrasound technician and shop assistant loved being part of the secret.

Such a great way to make it fun for everyone!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

What a cute idea! And such great self-control on their parts to save the big reveal. So cute I had to break my lurker status and comment. :) Lol.

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

What wonderful idea!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnsley

Oh, I absolutely love that. What a great moment to share with family and such a cute way to do it!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

That is such a fabulous idea! I love how it was a surprise for the mommy and daddy, too!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy Pruitt

perfectly sweet way to share the news.

01.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjane

fabulous idea!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline C

Aww! My little brother had a baby girl 3 days ago so this made me get a tear in my eye. So sweet. :)

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGret

so sweet! love how they found out!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterelsa

So sweet! Wish I had thought of that and had the patience to boot!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRansacked Goods

I just wiped a little tear away. That is the CUTEST bestous idea ever. I love that everyone found out at the same time.
...stealing this idea on the next baby.

01.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

That is just an amazing idea, and for everybody to be excited all at the same time. Love it! The temptation to peek in that box though must have been immense.

01.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

What a wonderful way for everyone to share in the surprise!

My husband and I have done this for both our children. We would make a date out of it by stopping off at the mall, going out to dinner, and opening it when we got home. Worked out well with the second child because we were more casual about the pregnancy in general. Forced us to be excited :-)

01.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSV

I got to BE that clerk years ago when working for Baby Gap--the parents came in and bought loads of clothing and gear for a boy or girl, then walked away and left us their credit card to ring up one bag based on what their sealed letter told us (from the doctor). So much fun thinking about their reactions later!

01.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

How fun! Sounds like a lot of people do this but I have never heard of it.

01.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

what a fabulous idea! i'm bookmarking this for when we have our first! :)

01.18.2011 | Unregistered Commenter[ink*lemonade]

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