The Sister of The Mister hosts a holiday dinner each year with the stipulation that an ornament must be brought in order to play a sort of trading game with them. The Mister and I always have fun selecting something unusual to bring. We have found that the secret is to hit the stores early in our quest before all the real show stoppers are gone. Who wouldn't want these jingly jangles on their tree? Now that I think about it, they would make good kitty alarms. I just may need to go back and get a few more.