There is so much to be thankful for during the holidays…great friends and family, celebrating the season, and a little fun gift exchange never hurt either! I was contacted by a few fellow bloggers to participate in a Mommy Blogger Secret Santa Gift Exchange to which I signed up immediately…even better, we decided to get gifts for the minis instead!
We used Elfster, a fantastic site that helps you assign secret gift recipients where you can share your wish list, your address, spending limit, etc. It was a breeze on the easiness factor and Caroline and I loved shopping for our elf, which was Miss Blair (daughter of Natalie from Nat Your Average Girl). I can’t lie, it was so simple given the fact that she and Caroline are so close in age, so shopping wasn’t too terribly tricky (at least this time around).
We mailed our gifts out last week and were relieved when she had received them via the USPS. We got her the Melissa and Doug Geometric Stacker and Decorate Your Own Mirror Set. Natalie said both have been a big hit at their house and I might have bought those for Caroline as Christmas gifts, too! (always nice to find something different we don’t have and might enjoy)
Delivery day came for Miss Caroline early this week, as well, and it turned out that Mr. Owen (and Colleen from Meet the Sullivans) were CC’s savvy shopper. The box was packed full of the sweetest, most thoughtful presents with Minnie Mouse…both Owen and Colleen obviously know what my girl goes gaga over!! 😉
It was so much fun participating in this event with some of my best blogging buddies including these incredible women: Erinn at Strawberry Swing and Other Things, Natasha at Schue Love, Julie at The Girl in the Red Shoes, Michelle at Ten June, Natalie at Nat Your Average Girl, Jessica at Little Baby Garvin, Veronika at Veronika’s Blushing, Erin at Hello Erin, Emily at Dear Owen, Colleen at Meet the Sullivans, Vanessa at Sunflower State of Mind, Megan at Hello Newlywed Life, and Sara at Running from the Law.
So thankful I get to share this exciting journey with them and can’t wait to do it again next year!! And of course, a special THANK YOU to Colleen and Owen for spoiling me and my girl like crazy 🙂
P.S. for those interested, we did gifts for the “older” siblings this time around since most of the wee ones are too little for now.
Oh what a FUN idea! Such cute gifts – I love that you geared it towards the kids instead of adults!
What a cute idea!
I can not get over how much your daughter looks like you!! 😉
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Awww so cute! This was SO much fun…can't wait for next year!
Oh how cute!!!
What a great idea to do it for the mini's… I so have to get in on something like this next year.. Merry Christmas to yall!!
What great gifts! This was so much fun to participate in. Love her little Mickey Mouse!
Oh that's so cute! I love her Minnie Mouse. I'd love to participate in this next year!
We just LOVE those books…I think thanks to you! We got the Christmas version from our Secret Santa!
Great loot! We are huge Minnie fanatics too… I'm so glad you had a blast participating and I'm excited to do it again next year too (and hopefully include our little siblings since so many are on the way!!)
What a fun idea! Caroline made out with her gifts!
I'm SO glad Caroline likes all her little gifts! She and Owen could totally be in real-life friends because he adores Mickey Mouse (and Minnie!) too 🙂 xoxo
How fun!! 🙂
too cute! blair is gaga for minnie too. thanks again for the darling gifts!
So fun!!! :). Love the gifts!
This is so cute & she is adorable!
What a cute idea! Next year we should get an adult gift exchange together…how fun would that be?!?
Caroline is SO cute! 🙂 Your girls are adorable!
This was so much fun, can't wait to do it again next year!!! Miss Caroline is seriously the sweetest, she has the most perfect little face! 🙂
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