Thursday, November 29, 2012

a fun exchange.

Awhile back, I was reading Erin's blog, Living In Yellow, and saw mention of an ornament swap.

Ornament swap!?

I thought it sounded fun...sort've like Pen Pal meets Secret Santa.

I pretty much signed up immediately.

Here's the breakdown:
I would be assigned a person to send an ornament to, and someone ELSE would be assigned to send me an ornament. 
That meant everyone was sending out an ornament, and everyone would then be receiving an ornament from someone different...
all while meeting some new (wonderful) bloggers. 
It was a win-win.

I purchased the ornament, contacted Kristin from Rare Nonsense (the blogger I was assigned to send my ornament to) to get her mailing information, and sent the ornament on its merry way.

A few weeks later, guess what was sitting on my front porch? 

That's right, my ornament! 
It was like Christmas morning. 
I was straight up PUMPED. 

I brought the box inside and opened it up to find this:


I opened the card first, to find a monogrammed front 
(how personal!) and a sweet message inside:


Then carefully opened the wrapped ornament...


to find this:



This past weekend we put up our Christmas decorations (which obviously included the beloved tree), so I could hang this beauty proudly for all the world to see:


A HUGE thank you to Kristin from Young & Southern for mailing me the most adorable ornament.  
I love my ornament and will have a fun memory to tie with it forever.


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8 comments:

  1. How fun!

    I've always wanted to participate in an exchange, but I'm a serial procrastinator. Ah, well ... maybe someday. ;) Hehe.

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    1. It was a blast! You should definitely do one...
      I'm a procrastinator in the worst way, but luckily (or not so luckily) the two hosts of this exchange put out a friendly reminder that if you didn't follow through with your exchange, you would no longer be able to participate in any of their exchanges again.
      That whipped me into shape real fast! haha

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  2. Yay, I'm so glad you like your ornament! It was so much fun shopping for you! Merry Christmas xoxo

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    1. I don't just like it, Kristin, I LOVE it! It's so beautiful and unique. Thanks again for sending it my way. :)

      Merry Christmas to you as well, friend!

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  3. Wow! That is is gorgeous. You're such a good photographer too. Now following your sweet little blog. Thanks so much for joining the swap!

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    1. Thank you, Jessah! You are so sweet.
      Thank you to you and Erin for hosting a fun ornament swap...such a great idea! This should become a yearly thing, I'm thinking... :)
      Can't wait to pop over to your blog today and check it out.

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  4. Dropping by from the ornament swap link-up -- I've been loving seeing everyone's ornaments! Love your ornament, it's just gorgeous!

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  5. ohh hi Lindsay! thanks for stopping by. :) i absolutely adore my ornament...Kristin picked out JUST the perfect one! it was a fun, fun swap.

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