I ordered 144 little plastic gemstone rings for girls and that many rubber bouncy balls for the boys from Oriental Trading Co. They were supposed to come the 11th (two days ago). The shipment also contained patriotic stuff for the party, but I ended up going to the Factory Card Outlet to make up for that part of the shipment.
The rings and balls are all I'm lacking for gifties but it's a HUGE portion of the mission. I am so looking forward to it. At Oriental Trading you can get a lot of identical items in bulk for a very reasonable price. But if they don't come in, I'll be scrounging for truly last-minute gifts and paying a hefty price. It'd be worse than showing up empty-handed on Christmas at the nieces' and nephews' homes, cuz at least they would've gotten stuff from parents.
Please pray our package comes tomorrow. We leave Friday way before the mail arrives and I want to be packed completely by sundown. tomorrow.