Thursday, December 19, 2013
Blogger Holiday Gift Swap!
December has been a ton fun, rightly so. We brought home a new baby, had snow storm after snow storm, baked a ton of cookies, read Christmas books, waited for the mail every day to receive Christmas cards and fun packages, and even participated in a mommy blogger Secret Santa gift swap for our littles.
Who doesn't love receiving mail?? Definitely not me... or Ashlynn!
Our Santa, Jessica and Harper from Little Baby Garvin, sent us the sweetest gift... tailored perfectly for us. Our card came captioned "On Wednesdays We Wear (and READ) Pink!"
We received Jennifer Adams Baby Lit version of Alice in Wonderland colors book, which has been on our wishlist for ages, and a gorgeous hardback book, Flora and the Flamingo. The illustrations are so pretty I'm tempted to use this children's book as coffee table book. That way we both win.
Also, these photos weren't staged. I let Ashlynn open the box and she immediately took her goods to her teepee and got her read on. Precious child.
We also received the cutest hair clips and the most adorable snowman straws that will definitely be seeing some smoothie action this weekend while we decorate gingerbread cookies and wait for Santa to come by on the fire truck!
We used Elfster.com to set up the swap, which was super easy to use. We even were able to include notes about our littles favorite things, clothing sizes, and even add items to our wishlist to give our Santa's some ideas. We capped the spending limit at $20 and tried to be as creative as we could to send gifts that would be well loved.
Thank you so much Jessica and Harper!
We played Secret Santa for sweet Owen at Dear Owen! Check out Emily's post to see what we came up with for his holiday gift.
And if you want to see the rest of the littles being adorable, follow along with the links below!
Natasha at Schue Love
Julie at The Girl in the Red Shoes
Michelle at Ten June
Natalie at Nat Your Average Girl
Jessica at Little Baby Garvin
Veronika at Veronika's Blushing
Erin at Hello Erin
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Vanessa at Sunflower State of Mind
Megan at Hello Newlywed Life
Natasha at Hello Happiness
Sara at Running from the Law