Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Advent Swap

Last year my beautiful friends Leonie & Cat were involved in a Christmas Advent swap. I watched with interest to see what they gave and received from each other and said to myself that I wanted to be in on that next time!!
So as soon as Cat posted up about the swap I was in!

I was so excited when I received the name and details of the wonderful lady I was going to be gifting.  She was someone completely new to me so that was pretty exciting too! I stalked her blog and put together 25 gifts for her and a combined gift for her 3 gorgeous children.
I posted her box off to her this morning.

I hope she likes her packages! I am feeling rather nervous about it!!

This morning the courier dropped off a BIG box of packages for me. I was sooo excited!!! Since we were on our way out the door for the school run I had to wait until I got home before I could open it!!

Inside were 25 gifts for me and one each or Riley & Abbey to open on Christmas day. They are going to be so excited when they get home to see they were included too!

There was a note in the box that said ...

Dear Tracy
Welcome to your "Very Orange Advent".  My goal in putting this together has been about making you smile everyday coming up to Christmas. I imagine this season must be bittersweet as you miss the presence of your 4th family member. I hope each day as you open a gift you will make the orange connection & you will feel loved and thought of. Wishing you a love-filled, peaceful advent season & a beautiful, wonder-filled Christmas
God Bless
Miriam xxx
And then there was an Advent Theme Sheet with a theme for each present. I will share these with you as I share the opening of the presents.

I don't know Miriam but I know of her. I have read her blog and seen her around quite a bit. She was also the person who I have been communicating with about my swap partner!!

Thanks soo much for your beautiful letter and I can't wait to open those gifts!!

Go check out Miriam's blog Create Hope Inspire.

Keep a watch come December for the daily posts about what Miriam has packaged up as well as what I sent to my Advent partner!



Sima J said...

Ooo I'm excited to see what you get :-)

Miriam said...

Tracy! :o) So glad it arrived. I hope it is a fun time for you and a few laughs along the way. I was very excited to be given you as my partner and I hope I have done justice to you xxxx

Miriam said...

also sorry about the random string of beads they shouldn't have been in there! They must have fallen in while I was packing. Feel free to keep them if you like them :o)

A little bit Country said...

Hi Tracy, thank you for revealing that you are my Secret Santa, I swear the suspense would have killed me! The advent calendar is just so beautiful, my 3 have never had one so this will be so exciting for them. I feel like a kid again opening your parcel today and seeing all of the wrapped goodies. You are new to me too, so I'm really looking forward to getting to know you. Thank you so much Elaina xo

mandyb said...

love this idea