For those of you participating in the O Christmas Tea secret elf swap, thank you! There are over 30 of you and I am so pleased about this... it was an even better turnout than I expected. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
Just a few little notes on the subject:
~ Apparently, the Elfster website is used often by people to post gift wishlists for family members and others for more serious gift-giving exchanges. Which, by the way, is a BRILLIANT concept. I might just have to fill it out so Matt can have some gift ideas for birthdays/Christmas! But if your partner happens to have a wishlist full of large, expensive gift ideas/wishes- that will most definitely NOT fit in a little tea box- have no fear! They probably have a wishlist made up for friends and family. Disregard it entirely, or peruse to learn the kinds of things that make them tick- but don't be discouraged.
~ Also within Elfster is the opportunity to contact your partner anonymously. So you may be receiving emails with questions for you. This is your secret elf trying to learn about you and how they might best surprise you. So be on the lookout for those and make sure you answer! We have a few concerned folks who haven't had any responses...so ease their minds a bit, would ya?
~ Make sure you include a note or letter in your package, introducing yourself to your swap partner. The longer and juicier, the better! That is one of the best parts.
~ Please, everyone, make sure that you have your address in your profile. It will only be shared with your secret elf and no one else. Obviously, they will not be able to mail you your surprise if it isn't there!
~ And please, please- if you signed up, make sure you mail your package in time to be received by Christmas! If you have signed up but something comes up where you can not follow through- please email me or leave a note here on my blog. I don't want anyone feeling left out and sad because their partner never followed through.
That's all for now.
Have an eye-twinkling, elf giggling, cookie eating, Christmas-tune humming, jolly good weekend.