Tasked with organizing a New Year’s white elephant/gift exchange party, I had the idea of creating specialty tickets for the participants.
I started with a ticket template I found on the web.
With a little work I put together something basic but unsatisfying.
… and came up with this nice ticket template.
Next I turned it into a set of sheets,
sliced them into pairs,
folded them down the middle.
and then scored them along the middle, to make them easy to detach later on.
Finally I numbered the pairs on the back.
All ready for the gift exchange! Here was my test piece.
The idea of the tickets is as follows: everyone writes their name on both tickets in a pair, then separates them and keeps one. The caller pulls tickets one at a time and reads out the name, thereby determining order. (The numbers on the back are for those people who can’t bother to actually follow instructions.)
I already hear you complaining.
“You know, one ticket per person would be much more efficient.”
Style, baby, style.