This year I took part in the Twitter #nzsecretsanta for the third time. I think there were over 800 people signed up this year. It's organised by @websam who does an amazing job of giving everyone details of someone to send a present to and answering a billion questions!
You can find out more information about it on the website here as well as see what sort of gifts people have received in the image gallery.
I posted off my parcel last week - my person had their tweets protected so I had to take a gamble and send something random - and the crazy thing is I can't even check if they liked it - oh well! I had fun picking it out and writing a daft poem to go with it.
The big excitement came on Saturday afternoon when I looked down to the mailbox and noticed a parcel there. I headed down and flipped over the back to the senders details to see this...
I was rather excited! I opened the jiffy bag to find a lovely wrapped parcel with a scratchy for a name tag. Sadly the scratchy wasn't a winner but it's always nice to have a shot at winning!
I had a little help ripping the paper open...
and inside was the best present...
Some Skittles, 2 hand-painted rainbow canvases (with glitter) and 6 little pots of glitter.
How awesome is that?
I even love the box it all came in (you can see it in the photo above).
I should probably explain why this present is so fabulous....my Twitter bio states "A fan of crafty endeavours, twinkly things and rainbows." Did they hit the nail on the head or what?
I love it all. I will put the canvases in my crafty space, scoff the skittles and probably gaze upon the jars of glitter rather than use it all up (because I am weird like that!).
Thankyou Secret Santa - it's clear you put a lot of thought, care and time into this gift and I REALLY love it!
And if you have a Secret Santa gift to purchase and need some ideas check out my post here.