Friday, December 05, 2008

Secret Ornament Swap

I participated in Abbilyeverafter's Ornament Swap. My name and address was given to one of the participants and I also received a name and address. All of the Secret Ornament Swap Participants are bloggers. This is a chance to meet new bloggers and for others to meet me! All in all, it's a lot of fun.

While I was vacationing in sunny, I mean snowy, Michigan I got a phone call from my husband that a package from England arrived. Ooooh, I was so excited! England! How fun!

When I got home last night, I sorted through my mail and saved this package for last. I gathered my camera and made sure to take pictures. Here are the contents of the package. A lovely card that was handmade by my Swap Santa, a wrapped gift and a bag of chocolate coins. She said in her card that Christmas just isn't Christmas without some chocolate coins. We managed to save some for today, but I have to say, the chocolates were taste tested immediately.


When I unwrapped the gift, this is what I found. A delightful and lovely little girl dressed up as Santa. Her little metal legs swing like the clanger in a a bell. She has metal wings and little metal curls for hair. Swirling around her are stars and gifts.

She has the sweetest little smile and rosey cheeks.

I love it.

I truly love it.

Please go visit my new friend - Sam. She is the blogger behind The Life and Times of Me. I had stopped by her blog before I got her gift and really enjoyed her site. I will be returning, that's for sure.

Sam, thanks so much for such a lovely gift, a beautiful card and those fun (and tasty) chocolate coins. I was so looking forward to opening your gift and I wasn't disappointed. You were the best Swap Santa! Have a wonderful holiday.


Sam said...

I am so very glad that you enjoyed it, I was rather concerned that she might not get there in one piece due to all the fragile presents swirling about her!!

I wish you many years of pleasure hanging her on your tree!!

Kirby3131 said...

She made the trip across the pond wonderfully. :o)

I have to go get my tree this weekend and I look forward to placing her on it.

gingela5 said...

That is so cute! And I love chocolate coins but I can imagine they taste even better coming from England! :)

Leigh said...

How sweet!

Ann said...

I am taking the afternoon to read new blogs. I hope you do not mind me stopping by. Feel free to check out my blog. I am having a give-a-way that will end on Monday. Three winners! :D

That would be so much fun to do... I love the idea of ornament exchange. Maybe next year.

There is a girl that I follow and she has an Etsy product for mail... it is called "good mail". Check it out. It puts that extra something into sending gifts.

Bar-b said...

What a grrrreat gift! How fun to have received international mail!!!!!!

Julie said...

Oooo, I love that ornament! So many different ones have been sent - it's so fun to see them all!

Condo Blues said...

I like her - she's kooky!

Megryansmom said...

Oh she's sooo cute!

Trish said...

what a beautiful ornament.

I am enjoying seeing all the different ornaments.I loved joining in this swap.

Merry Christmas and blessings to you.

Aubrey said...

Oh my goodness! That is a really great ornament. So cute! This really was a lot of fun! Can't wait for next year too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Come back any time!

ChrisB said...

It's great fun seeing all the different ornaments and yours is so cute.