A look back: Part two

Remember how zapped and insane I was from all the holiday swaps I signed up for? I take back all of my regrets. It was totally worth it! All the beautiful ornaments, ATCs and postcards that I received brought me so much more joy than I ever thought possible. It made checking the mail a major event of every day. In fact, now I feel that I’m going through some sort of no-mail depression from not having received anything for two weeks now.

First up, lovely Amy of Life in the Lyon’s Den, held two swaps: Christmas Ornament Swap and Christmas ATC Swap. I of course signed up for both. My wonderful little package couldn’t have come at a better time. I had had a particularly crummy day at work and had come home in tears. Fortunately, my tears of frustration immediately turned into tears of joy as I discovered one beautiful little gift after another, and another, and another……

Some fun little miscellaneous items.
Five gorgeous and very festive ATCs (artist trading cards),

and five very precious and beautifull hand-made ornaments. Please click on the picture to see who all of the talented crafters are.

Next up, the Holiday Postard Swap held by Nikki-Shell. A steady flow of these came in the mail starting in early December. Aren’t they all great!!


Last but not least, The Holiday Ornament Swap ’06 hosted by Freshly {blended} and Cake & Pie Creative. I was very lucky to be in a group of very talented ornament makers.


Since my little tree was already filled to the max with personal ornaments, I put fake pine garland over two windows and hung EVERYTHING that I received onto them- ATCs, postcards and ornaments. This way, I could really enjoy everything, instead of it piling up on the kitchen counter. It looks wonderful still (yes, it’s all still up). Next year, we’re definitley getting a bigger tree.

A big THANK YOU to everyone that participated in all of these swap. I look forward to seeing all of my little holiday treasure for years to come!

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One Response to A look back: Part two

  1. Karyn says:

    All your gifts are soooo pretty! I think it was a brilliant idea to hang the ornaments and ATC’s from a garland!

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