holiday swap *win*

Saturday, December 5, 2009 |
Today was a BIG day. Not only was there an important football game (I don’t want to talk about it…), but I got my Holiday Swap Secret Santa gift! It was a wonderful surprise. My dad walked into the kitchen and said, “You have a package from the South Pole!” And it was TRUE. Apparently Santa lives…in Antarctica! Or at least my Santa does. Although the package said Las Vegas as well…I don’t know what that’s about.

And then I opened the card, and it was hilarious. As you can see. The inside said “PEACE.” As well as some other things. But there was no identification! My Santa was truly secret. Except…I sort of recognized the return address (not the South Pole part, of course). I had seen it before, maybe? So I went through arcane methods and eventually deduced that

KIM is my Secret Santa!

And she is a huge sweetheart, as you can see – I got loads of lovely stuff. First, Marilyn Brant’s According to Jane (so I get to keep my very own copy, even while I give away one in my Everything Austen contest). Second, a Vera Bradley notebook! I HEART Vera Bradley. You know those college girls you see toting around their books in quilted bags? That’s me a couple years on. I can see myself writing many blog posts in this notebook! Add to that an extremely classy bookmark, a glittery, angelic ornament, and a ladybug charm (love ladybugs!), and I got the best gift box ever. Don’t even argue. It is.

THANK YOU, Kim…I mean…Santa!

20 comments:

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Great stuff! I'm excited to find out who my Secret Santa is :)

Kim said...

You are so welcome. I wasn't going to put my return address on it, but you know with the holidays--didn't want to take any chances with a lost pkg. Have a happy holiday season and a great new year. ("South" meaning just a warmer place--where Santa and a lot of other well known characters vacation)

Memory said...

What a lovely package! The notebook, ornament and bookmark are just gorgeous.

Aimee said...

I love ladybug stuff! gorgeous idea - lucky you!!

-Aimee
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

Mary said...

What a fun gift! Enjoy : )

Nymeth said...

I love that bookmark! Everything's lovely, really. Happy holidays! :D

brizmus said...

AWESOME Holiday Swap! You got such fun great stuff! Mine is sitting wrapped under the Christmas tree still. I can't bring myself to open it yet, even though I'm dying to!

Jonita said...

Absolutely gorgeous package!!! Wow!!! Enjoy everything :)

Aarti said...

That's so pretty! All of it. And really so thoughtful to go along with things you enjoy :-)

Amused said...

Woohoo! You got a great gift!

hmsgofita said...

Nice gifts! Kim is such a sweetie!

vvb32 reads said...

fun stuff. didn't know vera did notebooks! awesome!

carolsnotebook said...

What a wonderful Santa!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it. How lovely. Gorgeous ornament!

Christina said...

Oh, I love the Vera Bradley journal. :-)

alitareads said...

Wow, such a nice gift! That ornament is so pretty :)

Alessandra said...

Very nice package. Love According to Jane and that pretty notebook :)

Meg said...

Yay -- fantastic gifts! :) I loved According To Jane and devoured it on a recent vacation -- it was perfect for traveling. Enjoy! And happy holidays :)

Alyssa said...

I have that ladybug charm! It used to be on my rearview mirror. When I got into my accident about a year ago the car (and mirror) didn't make it but the charm came out just fine. So now I keep it in my room as a reminder.

Yay for Secret Santas!

Lenore said...

Gorgeous ornament. You DID really luck out :)

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