Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pantie Parade

Today is my birthday and one of my favourite days of the year.   I am like a kid at Christmas because of a tradition that began nearly 10 years ago, we call it the "pantie parade".  It combines three of my favourite things; great friends, snail mail, and fun undies.

More than 10 years ago I lived with an amazing group of women in Mexico.  For a year we worked, traveled and spent endless hours together figuring out life and love.  Ultimately for that year we became each other's family. Unfortunately we are now spread out across Canada and the USA but these ladies are still my go-to girls for honest advice, encouragement, and of course a great laugh.

Torreon, Mexico - 1998

A year after leaving Mexico one of the girls came up with an idea to keep us connected and it was then that "pantie parade" was launched. Every year each of us sends the others a pair of panties on their birthdays.  That means that every year each of us receives about 10 new pairs of panties in the mail.  So exciting!

Ontario, Canada - 2009

For the last two weeks I have had packages arriving in the mail every couple of days.  I have set them all aside to open together today on my actual birthday.  My kids think it is hilarious and my husband of course wants me to model them all. 

We have continued the tradition for 10 years.  A few girls have opted out for a year here or there if they felt that there was just too much going on for them to keep up (new babies, family health issues, etc.).  We send them undies on their birthday anyway.  It just seems that they'd be all the more appreciated that year.  We changed it to socks once but that just wasn't as much fun.  Panties are so much prettier and who doesn't need to freshen up their skivvy drawer each year!

Get together a group of friends (you don't even need to live far apart) and give it a try! 


  1. What a cool idea! I'm so on board with starting a similar tradition. Hope my friends will think it's as fun and fabulous as I do.

    1. It is such a fun way to keep connected with friends and panties are something just for you which is such a treat. I hope your friends join you in this tradition.


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