Monday, 3 October 2011

feeling festive #1 - secret santa in september

I like to mix things up a bit. A few years ago I suggested to my friends that we do our Christmas presents half way through the year. At Christmas, we all rarely have much spare money as it goes on presents for the family and going out. We usually swap presents in June but this year it got a bit delayed as my lovely friend Cathy was still in Germany. We met on the last day of September and swapped presents and had a huge catch up!
I  picked my friend Cathy out of the hat. I was pleased that I got her because I know exactly what she likes. I decided to make her a present this year.

Cathy loves Eurpoe and this quote, so I thought I'd put the two together. She absolutely loved it and I was so pleased!

Cathy picked my name out of the hat and she got me an amazing present.

I love the style of the magnetic frame and the pictures my friend chose to include. Inside the box is a wax letter sealer. Me and Cathy has writted letters to each other for the last year whilst she was in Germany. We liked it so much that, now she's back, we're going to continue writing letters to each other now she's living in London. Btw, I will be spending a lot of weekends in London looking for cheap/free things to do! Suggestions would be brilliant... :D


Hayley said...

aww that's such a good idea...i love how you have done home made items...makes it so much more personal :) xx

(happy Christmas :P) said...

This is the cutest post, both of your presents are amazing!

sweet findings. said...

this is such a sweet and personal idea. i love when people do this sort of thing, it's so much more meaningful and shows how much you know each other properly. so cute! x

k f e d l a n d said...

This is an amazing idea Emma! Man you're so cleverrr! I love it, and the presents are cute, because they're personal! Definitely best that way x

Paperbacks and Postcards said...

This is such an amazing idea! Love the present you made too - I would never have thought to do something like that! xx

Zoe said...

bifffyyyyyyy <3 xx