the Great Christmas Exchange Link-Up

i cannot believe the day to reveal all the great Great Christmas Exchange gifts is here! it feels like just yesterday that Samantha & i were dreaming up this adventure! we have had so much fun through this whole process and hope that you have too! don’t worry, we are already making plans for the Great Christmas Exchange 2014!!

Samantha and i were lucky enough to be a part of the exchange as well. we included ourselves in the lists and tried not to look at who had us (but i’ll be honest, i looked!). when i found out that i had drawn Ashley of Crazy Simple Love, i was so excited! i have been getting to know Ashley over the last couple months so when shopping for her gift i felt like i was shopping for a friend, not a stranger!

i sent here a wonderful calendar for a cause, a beautiful clutch from Elah Tree, some goodies from Thatch & Thistle! sending fun mail is always so exciting to me!!

when my box arrived at the door, my husband picked it up and set it in my lap exclaiming “your blog friends must love you very much!” he loves the community that i have found blogging because he totally get’s it – he has met people through his video game world. it is also so fun because we have computer time together where i hear him talking to his friends, strategizing their next moves in BF4 and i sit with my laptop in my comfy chair answering emails and reading blogs – but i digress!
when i opened the gift i discovered that it was from Lauren of Cornwell Fam and her Christmas card was sitting nicely on top! inside were millions of packages individually wrapped! i was spoiled. fun straws, glitter clothespins, Starbucks coffee, candle, owl mug, Patronus journal, and Harry Potter ornament. this lady did her homework on me!!  
link up below and share with us all!

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • that HP ornament is just darling!! love the patronus journal & owl mug too! & really, all of it! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole Franson

    oh my gosh, you spoiled and in return, were spoiled! I looooveee that HP stuff!

  • Amy

    oh my goodness – I am in LOVE with the harry potter ornament!

  • Like I said, I was so so excited to see your name:))) you are my fave girly!! Although I didn't plan a post:( I have honestly loved getting to know you sweet girl! Can't wait till next year;)

  • Christina Main

    This was just so fun! Looking forward to spending the next few hours reading about everyone else's time! xo

  • Kendall Ashley

    That Harry Potter stuff is PERFECT for you! πŸ™‚

  • I love how everyone really got to know their partner! So many great connections are coming from this. Thanks you both for hosting it! Looking forward to next year. πŸ™‚

  • lacey

    i. had. so. much. fun! thanks for all the work you guys did in putting this together! already looking forward to GCE 2014!

  • Love that Harry Potter ornament!

  • So many awesome goodies!! I love the Thatch and Thistle goodies and I also love the the straws you got as well as the cute mug and journal. πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for this exchange! I loooved it (as you could tell already) and am so excited to do it again! It's just another reason to love Christmastime, I think. πŸ™‚

  • i know!! i felt spoiled!

  • haha! thanks πŸ™‚ i know. the HP stuff just warms my heart!

  • AMEN! it went straight to the tree!

  • yesssssss! i am so glad you were blessed πŸ™‚ and also glad you are planning on being a part of our 2014 Great Christmas Exchange!

  • I know! I just did the "couple hours" through the link-ups!! so fun!

  • I know right?!! i was so happy about it!

  • you are so welcome! it really is a blast! i am glad you are wanting to participate next year!!

  • you are so welcome! it is a lot of work but it is sooooooo worth it! LOVE the bloggin community times a million!

  • me too. it went straight to the tree! (and is still there because i have yet to take down my christmas stuff!)

  • yesssss. and more traditions never hurt anyone πŸ˜‰

  • This has been fantastic! I can't wait for what we come up with next!

  • kari

    I love this idea. If you host it again next year, I may participate. I browsed your blog a little this morning, and find it so warm and friendly. I love that I can sense in your posts just how much you enjoy writing them. πŸ™‚

  • Kari!
    Thank you so much for your sweet words! we will totally be doing another one next year! and we also partner with a bunch of other fun people who do things like this year round! Stick around! I would love to get to know you better! xoxo