You might have noticed the button on the right that I am a blessed member of the CAST Etsy team. When I joined this team, I was looking for fellowship and encouragement. I have found these and so much more.
We had the opportunity to exchange gifts in a Secret Santa exchange. While I fretted over what to give to the stranger whose name I was given, a box arrived in the mail from LittleElfsToyshop. What fun! I opened the box, thinking I'd find a wrapped gift inside that I'd put under the tree. Inside was a beautiful organza gift bag with a little treasure inside. I saw it, but resisted the urge to take it out. I returned it to the shipping box and put it under the tree.
What was it?! Just be patient. It wasn't what was inside that was the true gift. I received an Etsy conversation from Julia of CardsbyJeweleighaB explaining that there was more to come, but that she (Julia) was not my Secret Santa. Hmmm. A mystery.
Well, Christmas Day came and went with nothing new from my Secret Santa. I received another convo from Julia explaining that when names were drawn, the person who was supposed to give me my gift never responded to the convos, despite expressing interest in the exchange (we signed up for this, after all). So Julia, out of the goodness of her heart, took it upon herself to make sure I had a gift, even though she had someone else to give to already.
To me, THAT, is the true gift. But I won't be returning this little cutie any time soon! (Sorry, I'm trying to learn how to insert photos. No luck.) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibs_bows_n_more/6592366833/