The past couple years I’ve seen posts circulating about a secret Santa style gift exchange among farm bloggers. Remembering the fun and mystery of playing Secret Santa in past lives, I finally signed up this year. Happy to report, the youthful excitement that accompanies an unexpected package still exists.
My gift came from Julie at Farming Grace Daily. A Kansas farmer, wife, mother and grandmother, she sent two handmade gifts that fit perfectly into my home and heart.
That’s Julie’s business card hanging from this photo clip. My daughter has already claimed this pretty board for herself and has a things to do list clipped to it. I hope to place it on the piano to display a family picture.
Then this . . . an embroidered white dish towel. Unbeknownst to Julie, my Grandma June made these by the dozen. I have several tucked away in my drawer – too much sentiment attached to use them. This gift caused my heart to smile.
Every experience, even one as simple as this Christmas in the Country exchange, has a lesson. To give is most certainly better than the get any day!
I put together a gift box for Taysha who writes at Dirt Road Charm. You can find her gift reveal post on her blog. And follow along with the others who participated and coordinated by checking out everyone’s posts here.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to the gals who found the time during busy holiday schedules to put this together.
- Jamie at This Uncharted Rhoade
- Laurie from CountryLINKed
- Lara from My Other More Exciting Self
- Kirby from 15009 Farmhouse