This afternoon I had just logged into Twitter and saw a tweet from Posh Pixels saying that the first person to tweet her would win her fabulous "Let It Snow" printable mini gift cards seen below (aren't they lovely?).
I had seen her reminder early that she would be posting the giveaway but I usually come and go from the computer so often that I usually miss out.
Today must be my lucky day!
Kristy's graphics are beautiful and I have been an admirer of her Etsy shop and blog for awhile now. Be sure to check them out.
Da da da DAAAAAAH!!!! Well, here they are! All of my Max and Ellie Brown Paper Package Exchange gifts wrapped and ready to go. I think nothing looks better with brown paper or cardboard better than candy cane red and white so that is what I have accented my parcels with. I have included a little tag on each of the gift to give my recipient a little history on why the gift was chosen (although if she has been reading my blog posts, she'll already know). At first, I wasn't sure if I should do this - it kind of gives the gift away before it is opened but then I reasoned - so will the customs declaration sticker that I will have to provide! BOO!!!!!
I think next year if I have the opportunity to participate in another one of these wonderful exchanges, I will start earlier and include more handmade goodies. But, for my first exchange, I think I did pretty well. Let's hope my exchange partner thinks so too!
As I write this post, I have about 3/4 of my Max and Ellie Brown Paper Package Exchange gifts ready to be wrapped. My friend Nancy, who is also participating in the exchange, is coming over tomorrow and we are going to have a "Wrap-a-Palooza"!
I am hoping to run out to the mall tonight and pick-up the last of my items. I want to get a few coffee treats from Canada's own Second Cup, again, keeping with the whole Made in Canada theme.
Not to disappoint, I am making a few paper items for the exchange but I can't show them here because they will be personalized (and that would ruin the surprise, wouldn't it?). But, I can show you these babies because my recipient will be getting a set.
I did mention previously that I wanted to give my partner the gift of "snow" so what better way to do this than with a snow globe? I searched high and low for the perfect globe and I think I found it.
The beautiful pink glass ornament is also being included. It is new, but it has a very vintage and distressed look. I love it - hope she does too!
Below are my Olympic offerings including a mascot pin representing my favourite Winter Olympic sport, the Half-Pipe, and "Olympic" maple syrup. This syrup was harvested and produced in Vancouver, British Columbia (home of the 2010 Winter Olympics) - I guess that is what makes it "Olympic" quality.
And finally, a box of Canada's own Laura Secord Chocolates. Laura Secord is credited as the heroine of the War of 1812 and her fascinating storey can be read here. I live in the region where this battle took place so the history is of particular interest to me. It should be noted the Laura Secord really had nothing to do with chocolates - the company was named after her as a tribute.
My goal now is to get these gifts all wrapped tomorrow and on their way by Friday so that they reach my recipient in time for Christmas. Wish me luck.