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!