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Family Gift Exchange Story



The Christensen family uses an online gift exchange to stay connected with their dispersed family members....

The Christensen family uses an online gift exchange to stay connected with their dispersed family members.
They have built a Facebook online party to allow others to benefit from sharing gifts online.
Real gifts are delivered to every players door, and Amazon provides a trusted shopping source.



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  • Click Through Our Story Share our Passion
  • December 2005
    • On the last day of 2005, Bruce and Sarah Christensen watched as their youngest drove off on her honeymoon.
    • In that instant, they became empty nesters.
  • Five
    • After raising five, and watching them leave home, this day was particularly poignant.
    • Thirty-plus years of family traditions seemed to be driving off into the sunset.
  • Traditions
    • But one family tradition was destined to remain, and become a passionate quest for the Christensen’s…
    • Gift Giving.
  • The Family Room
    • For years the family gift exchange was used to save money and to share fun together.
    • The family room regularly filled with lively banter and game playing.
    • Gift giving was always
    • the focus.
  • Clowns
    • Sarah was a recreation professional …
    • Bruce and the children were class-clowns in training.
  • Parties
    • After the wedding, they started work on a substitute for their family parties.
    • The goal was to share gifts and fun from any distance.
  • Technology
    • The first year the family gift exchange happened in email.
    • The second and
    • third year… on
  • Addiction
    • By the third year the online gift party had become a family addiction.
    • They shared for 19-days on their computers.
  • Prototype
    • In 2009 Bruce and Sarah started the development of a party application on Facebook.
    • The prototype is now finished and in Beta testing.
  • Mimic
    • It is a mimic of the traditional gift exchange game. In an online Family Room…
  • Amazon
    • Amazon provides the gifts for the party, adding a layer of trust to the game.
    • PayPal handles the payment security for gift purchasing.
  • Real Gifts
    • And real gifts are delivered to the doors!
  • Share it
    • Sarah and Bruce are sharing this game that has become a family passion.
    • Anyone who wants to share gifts with family and friends will find this useful…
  • Others
    • There are millions of families that are experiencing the need to stay connected and share gifts with each other.
  • Solution
    • We offer our family game as a solution.
    • Make it your Passion as well….