On December 5, 2011, the Austin Doll Collectors Society held its annual Christmas Party. Many members donned their gay apparel.
Several members got into the holiday spirit, distributing charming gifts and lovely cards.
But mixing business and pleasure, there was a brief meeting.
In the meantime, Austin Catering laid out a luscious feast. . . .
Dinner is served!
After our delicious dinner, there was a gift exchange. Each member wishing to participate brought a doll-related gift.
This was no ordinary gift exchange. Each member could select a gift from under the tree or could claim a gift already opened by another member. The member who lost her gift then had the choice of taking a present from under the tree or claiming another member's gift. This resulted in a bit of suspense and trading back and forth, but it was all in the spirit of holiday fun and in the end everyone was pleased with their presents!