Hunger Games Gift-Giving

This past Christmas we did Secret Santa at school.  I got our librarian, who just happened to be reading and getting really into The Hunger Games series.  Well, if you are privileged enough to know a Schrumpf, you should know we do take gift giving to a whole new level.  I think every family member of mine has been through some type of scavenger hunt for a gift- a tradition started by my dad, but continued on by others (like me, when I made an extensive hunt for my brother-in-law to find the new flat screen I didn’t even buy for him, haha).

Anyways, I had about 2 weeks to give Secret Santa gifts, so I decided to make each day’s gift relate to each district’s specialty.  Maggie asked me to post the notes I gave Tina as I went along so she could read them again, so here are the original notes and gift ideas.  Keep in mind the gifts were targeted towards my person’s favorite things which influenced some choices.

*Note* I wrote District 13’s on a post-it and said all that was left of this demolished district was this piece of paper, and it was coupon sheet for Sonic.

District 12: Coffee and a Muffin

Tina,

We at District 12 are very poor, so we could not even spare some coal (our district’s main product).  However, Peeta Mellark took pity on you and tossed you this from his bakery.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 11: Christmas Hand Towels

Tina,

District 11 is known for agriculture.  We actually have quite a lot of cotton fields.  Your tribute gift today is 100% cotton as you see.  Maybe you can use it to keep injured areas clean and free from infection in the arena.  Or you can use it as a nice decoration.  Your choice : )

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 10: Arby’s Giftcard

Tina,

District 10 raises quite a bit of livestock.  Maybe you can visit one of our many distributors and try some?  We only raise the best cattle, you know.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 9: Popcorn

Tina,

Amongst all the grain we in District 9 produce, we were able to come up with some corn as well.  You might not want to pop this in the arena, though.  The sound will likely reach unfriendly ears.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 8: Cloth ornaments in the shape of birds

Tina,

Panem is not all evil.  We occasionally produce cute things, too.  See what our textile rich District 8 put together?

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 7: Colorful Post-Its

Tina,

Here’s some note paper from our lumber rich District 7.  We figured you could use it to take notes on your opponents during Caesar Flickerman’s interviews.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 6: Gas Gift Card

Tina,

District 6 strictly works in transportation.  You should come visit us sometime.  We’ll even pay for the first two gallons of fuel ; )

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 5: Batteries

Tina,

POWER.  That’s all District 5 is about.  And not like “take over the world” power.  We’ll leave that to the Capitol.  Here are some batteries for you.  Hey, you might get a parachute with a flashlight and no way to turn it on.  Best be prepared for any situation.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 4: Goldfish Crackers

Tina,

Guess what District 4 does?  Look at your gift.  Think about it….Nope, not cracker manufacturing.  We specialize in fishing!  And apparently we have a sense of humor, too.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

 District 3: Love Actually Soundtrack Sampling

Tina,

Citizens of District 3 love their electronics.  We figured we’d share our specialty with you in the form of a CD.  Some tracks may be missing.  iPanem is still building up a music database around all the censorship from the Capitol.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 2: Christmas Mug

Tina,

District 2 is famous for masonry.  Yeah we know.  Not the coolest of specialties unless you are from the middle ages.  We fashioned up this mug for you, though.  And even more important, we will give you a hint about tomorrow’s final and most special of gifts: District 1 specializes in luxury.  Let your mind run wild, and tomorrow your final tribute gift will arrive.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

District 1: Mockingjay Pin

Tina,

“Save the best for last” seems to apply quite nicely here.  District 1 only made a certain number of these *limited edition* Mockingjay pins, so protect it with your life in the games.  Let it serve as a reminder that you should always be the kind of person who would stuff their face with poisonous berries rather than kill the possible love of your life.

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor,

Your Secret Santa

Kelly Schrumpf

Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin

Mockingjay Pin for District 1 Gift

 

 

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