Thursday, December 13, 2007

Santa Came Early!

Today, I came home to a surprise in my mailbox...a package from Dublin, Ireland. I knew my Blogger Secret Santa gift had arrived! At first I thought I would save it until Christmas morning, but come on...who can resist immediately opening a package from Ireland?

So, I immediately opened it up and was THRILLED with what I found inside this gift bag:

First, my Secret Santa is Valentina from Valentina's Room who wrote a very nice note on a handmade gift card:

And to my delight, she sent two books I can read with my daughter:

I've never read this books before, and I just can't wait to read them with my little chica.
And if that wasn't enough, she made me a wonderful notebook with plenty of pages for me to keep all of my notes and ideas for books and blog posts!

I also learned from Valentina that she wrote her dissertation on Marian Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon, one of my favorite books of all time. Thanks so much Valentina for the thoughtful gifts!

And thanks Nymeth for hosting the gift exchange! It's so nice to get to make friends all over the world!


  1. what a surprise to get a gift from Ireland...and such unique and thoughtful ones at that. I can't wait to see what my santa gave me.

  2. Don't you just love getting goodies in the mail? Looks like you made out like a bandit!

  3. I really hope you'll enjoy the little books with your daughter.They're so popular in our shops.We got carried away and ordered hundreads each!!
    and I hope the notebook won't fall apart:P

  4. That notebook is gorgeous! And the books sound like fun :) I'm glad you enjoyed your gifts!