Oh my goodness. It is just about to be the second best day of the year…CHRISTMAS. I absolutely love Christmas because I absolutely love giving gifts. I cannot wait for my family to open their presents from me in just a few days because I am pretty sure everybody is going to love what I got for them, including the hard-to-shop-for people (my 15-year-old brother).
When I was in high school, I did not have a real “friend group” and I only participated in a Secret Santa once (and the girl who got my name forgot so I did not actually receive any gifts). I thought that Secret Santa was the most fun thing ever, so watching and not being able to participate always bummed me out. When the opportunity was presented to join a Blogger Secret Santa exchange, I was thrilled!
I received the most thoughtful gifts from Keoshia, the blogger behind Busy Doing Me. Every single present was wrapped in beautiful pink wrapping paper (I did not get any pictures because I was so excited that I could not wait to open them).
She got me a cat mug and a matching jewelry dish. I have been looking for the perfect thing to hold my favorite rings and earrings for months, and she got it! She sent me two other favorite things of mine: stationery and tea!
There were also a few gifts for my cats. The dangly toys on sticks are a new favorite for my cat, Bad Bad. She is the epitome of “scaredy cat” so I was surprised by how much she likes it. She dragged one under my parents bed and jingles the little bells until somebody plays with her! I actually rewrapped the little mice to give to her on Christmas Day, an I am sure she will love those, too!
Last but not least, the package included my favorite candy: KitKats. After I opened the package, I left the gifts on my bed because I was in a hurry to get to work. Unfortunately, upon my return, I was left with a bunch of KitKat wrappers, but no candy (again, thanks to the 15-year-old brother). He was very grateful for that one.
I would love to thank Keoshia for the lovely presents and Megan for organizing this Secret Santa exchange. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
If you have any Secret Santa stories or favorite gift giving (or receiving) memories, feel free to drop them in the comments below.
I hope everybody as a jolly holiday season. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!
“And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, every one!”