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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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cute idea!
I'll keep that in mind (though we're going to have this first baby keep it's gender as a surprise).

01.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTess

Very happy to have done it. It was so nice to involve the whole family. Sometimes I feel that because it's not your first baby, the excitement fades. It was a fun way to be reminded of how special it really is to be expecting another child. Now we just need a name...

01.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

so cute!

LOVE this story! It reminds me of this one:http://weroquemore.com/2010/07/14/the-whole-ultrasound-story/. Gotta love creative parents!

01.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

What a wonderful idea! This put a big smile on my face reading it. I love it!

01.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

What a beautiful memory to cherish!

01.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

What a great idea. I love that. I bet the shop assistant wishes she could have been a fly on the wall at your house on Christmas Day.

01.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

I must be demented because I can only think how tempted I'd be to wrap the wrong thing if I were that clerk. Bad, dark sense of humor, bad!

01.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenteravimom

that is so awesome!!! what a sweet and exciting idea! huge congrats to them :)

01.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna goddard

So nice idea!!!

01.20.2011 | Unregistered Commentermariarrosa

cute idea! i saw something similar with a cake but this is much more special since the family could all be there.

That is the cutest and most clever gender reveal I have ever heard!

01.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

aww, this is awesome! i've heard of just opening the envelope over dinner, but never waiting to open a gift. Oh, the suspense!

01.21.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe ravenna girls

freaking awesome idea!

01.21.2011 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

Oh wow that is so freaking cute!

01.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPixelHazard

what a precious thought. i love this so much. what an exciting family christmas.

01.22.2011 | Unregistered Commentermarli

SO sweet!! A friend of mine did something similar. She didn't want to find out the baby's gender, but her husband did. So the technician told her husband and he kept it a secret. Then, every time there was something to pick out (bedding, clothes, etc.), my friend would select both boy and girl versions and her husband would order the correct one. The boxes of bedding and clothing started arriving before the baby was born, and my friend and her husband just stacked them up in the nursery so that she wouldn't see the pink or blue inside. One day a package arrived and my friend opened it, not thinking it had anything to do with the baby. Inside was a pile of pink! Her husband happened to be standing right next to her so he got to see her reaction when she found out, just weeks before her due date, that she was having a girl. I thought it was the cutest story ever, and almost sweeter than if she had found out in the delivery room. Anyway, just thought I'd share...congratulations on your soon-to-be niece! If I ever go for a third, perhaps we'll follow your brother's lead...this is such a fun idea!

01.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lil Bee

Gorgeous! Such a lovely way to share the reaction with family

01.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEbony

I do believe that is the kind of idea that can start a trend!
Sales Clerks around the world attention..

01.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBirdy Popcorn

I'll laugh if the store clerk is a prankster. That nursery will need repainting, etc.

01.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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