Guys, I have been the luckiest blogger in the world this month. I signed up last minute to Cat's Advent Swap last month, and was paired with the wonderful, funny & just plain cool - Max of Blackbird Has Spoken. Honestly, I probably shouldn't take part in swaps, because whatever I send, no matter how cool I think it might be, is never anywhere near as equally cool as what I receive.
Max has absolutely spoilt me, and it's taking every ounce of self-control not to rip open all the remaining brown paper packages... I'm already planning a thank you parcel for her, because the swappee-guilt is killing me.
Customised cutlery, that shall be used at an upcoming party (and beyond)
Christmas Tags - beautiful!
A pomegranate and a pin to eat it with, as per a childhood tradition in Max's family
A beautiful vintage edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens... *sigh (of happiness)*
Lavender bath cubes
A Printmaking kit
And because I don't always manage it in the Self-Control department (hellooo Chocolate!):
Elf Fairy Lights!
I feel incredibly blessed to have this generosity bestowed upon me at a time of the year that can be fraught with emotions (our family has said farewell to many precious friends at this time of year). I feel truly touched by Max's gifts, which have been thoughtfully chosen/made especially for me. I had much smaller expectations of what this swap would entail, and I have been absolutely blown away.