Thursday, December 20, 2007

Secret Santa

When I was small I used to love getting presents, der, who doesn't? But I never really thought much about giving them. We all used to give each other presents (four siblings and two parents), but often we would give each other things that Mum had gone out and purchased and wrapped and put a lable on for us to hand out.

These days I just love giving presents to other people, in fact I probably enjoy it more than getting given presents. I usually buy for myself anything I really want, and the things I really want cost more than I want anyone else to spend on me. This year I decided to make up a special little gift for my sisters. Both have small children, and money is a little tight, and both have to buy their own presents each year, so there are no surprises.

I made them both a little stocking to stick under the tree till Christmas morning. Inside there was a copy of my favourite CD, a couple of cheap paperback romances, some lip balm, some foot cream and some chocolate. All inexpensive, all wrapped separately, but all unexpected. I was so excited when I posted them off this week. Everything in them is just a little thing that is for them only, not something for the house, the children etc. I had planned to put bubblebath and sweet soap in as well, but forgot - der!

I just got a text message from one of my sisters, and she was so surprised and happy, it really made my day. I got the idea from ages ago, but until this year never got my act together to do it. I think it is one I will continue cos it makes me happy :-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Some linky stuff

Mary Alice has written another Christmas post, you can read it here. Cracked me up.

Also took this test that Trish linked to and came away with a scary 94% - oops.

I have been meaning to get some more scrapping completed and uploaded onto my scrapping blog, but time has been at a premium. After next Friday 21st I am on holidays YAY, till the end of January, so I am sure I can get to that then. In the meantime I have been taking photographs everyday to record the month of December. Jessica Sprague had a fabo photoshop template for downloading that simply requires a couple of clicks to place the photos, and a bit of journalling, and a whole album can be created. That is what I am planning to do with my December photos. Stef Hamilton has been keeping on top of it, and posting her layouts daily (one day I will get there) so in the meantime check out Stefs layouts, and I will post mine in January lol.

Also the hugely talented Ali Edwards has been posting a layout a day about Christmas which you can check out here.

Hows that, a whole post letting other people do the blogging.

See you round