The Style Me Bloggers had a Secret Santa gift exchange this year. It was so much fun! I enjoyed shopping for some little gifts to send to Lana of Two Teens and their Mama.
My Secret Santa was the fabulous Karen of She Thought She Could. We were supposed to send a gift that was specific to our region. Karen’s card included a teaser that her gift was sent because she was a Yankee from the northeast. My son and I were stumped at what could be in the box…
Karen sent a beautiful set of Yankee Candle holiday votive candles that were perfect for my mantel…and just in time for decorating for the holidays.
Our holiday mantel is a little bit Seahawks colors…and a little bit Christmas…with lots of little birds thrown in. The white votive candle holders were just right to put up with my Glassybaby Seahawks 2013 and 2014 special edition votive holders. (I’ve learned that I can collect more pretty things if I keep a very loose sports/color theme running in this household. My fella is quite supportive that way…if they were pink or girly, I don’t think I’d get to collect too many pretty items to display!)
And also on my mantle this year, I filled a vase with some wooden Christmas ornaments that my kids colored and painted for me many years ago. We don’t have a large tree this year, but I absolutely love these simple ornaments filled with tons of memories of my kids and my mama who helped them make the ornaments for me as a gift.
P.S. Thank you, Karen! I absolutely loved the gift!!
P.P.S. I might not follow instructions well, and had this scheduled for the wrong day…so here is a link to my open letter to Alison about how her challenges have impacted me!
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