Last Saturday, a pleasant surprise was delivered to me through the postman – my Secret Santa gift!
In case you haven’t been around for very long, you should know I haven’t had too much luck with Secret Santa gifts. The first year I participated, I didn’t receive anything at all, but the lovely Ana sent me a book herself anyway, for which I was incredibly grateful. Last year, I did get a couple of nice books, but I still haven’t read them, so I guess I wasn’t as enamored with them as I thought. I wondered what I’d get, but I hadn’t really thought much about it.
This year? I was completely blown away by my Secret Santa gift.
I was thrilled to open the box and discover more and more goodies spilling out. Here are the gifts all wrapped up:
Two large, book-shaped silver packages, plus a couple of mystery items, a lovely card, and bookish swag!
And there they are unwrapped! Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber, an author I’ve not read but have had my eye on for a couple of years, Wither by Lauren DeStefano which I’ve been picking up longingly in the bookstore, plus a cute bookmark and some chocolate. The card is absolutely adorable, too.
Even better? I opened the books …
I think my mouth dropped open! What a wonderful gift. I only wish I knew who my Secret Santa was so I could thank them – but the card didn’t have a name. So thanks, Secret Santa – you honestly made that day for me (and that entire week!). I know what I’ll be doing with my free time over the Christmas holidays!