Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Secret Santa is Awesome!

This year I participated in the 2nd Annual Book Bloggers Christmas Swap 2008.

Again this year it was brought together by Nymeth and Dewey (For those who aren't aware, Dewey is no longer with us - she passed away a short time ago and will be greatly missed!). Thanks so much for organizing this for everyone. It's much appreciated!

I was so excited yesterday when I received a package that said Secret Santa in the return address! I brought the box inside, and opened it right away!! (Nope - couldn't wait for Christmas! Hope you don't mind Robin!!)

First of all, I learned that my Secret Santa (Robin) is only about four or so miles away from me on the other side of the freeway! How fun!! She sent me a wonderful journal with different birds on the front, a book called Keeping Christmas by Wanda Luttrell, which sounds just wonderful! It is the story, actually two stories, of women who are facing going through the holidays alone, but who each have the chance to share the holiday with others by reaching out! I can't wait to finish reading my current book so I can pick this one up!
And I can't believe the candle she sent me. It is called "Lotus Glows" and was created by Luma Fused Glass, here in Seattle! It is SO beautiful. I included the card in the picture so you could see what the candle looks like when it is lit - I couldn't get a good picture to turn out!
Thanks Robin!! Robin blogs at A Fondness For Reading, and in an attempt to learn more about her and some others of you, I tagged her to be part of the Some Christmas Fun Tag!

9 Comments:

Nymeth said...

Lovely gifts! I love the cover of the journal. And how nice that you found a new blogging friend who is near you :)

Tina said...

Wow! sounds like you got a wonderful secret santa. I love the candle - so original.

Enjoy! and have a great holiday season.

bermudaonion said...

Wonderful gift! I'm jealous of you bloggers who have other bloggers nearby. The closest to me that I've encountered is 2 hours away.

Serena said...

what a great gift. wonderful!

Luanne said...

Yet another incredibly thoughtful Secret Santa! How cool that you are so clost to each other!

Anna said...

What a thoughtful gift! Don't feel bad, I would've been too tempted to wait!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Dar said...

What a wonderful gift! I love the candle.

Robin said...

I'm so glad you liked the gifts, Wendi! ...and I'm glad you opened them. I love those beautiful candle holders, too. I gave one last year to my SS pal, Chris (Stuff As Dreams Are Made On.) I was happy to find them again this year for you! Stay safe and warm during this next round of storms!

Mo said...

Sounds like you made out pretty good! Beautiful gifts; my mom got me a birding journal last year for Christmas, and I luv it! Enjoy the book....

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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