I did a couple of advent calendar swaps again this year. Everyday becomes a bit more fun with little gifts to open in the morning 🙂 Obviously I haven’t seen much of the calendars I received yet – I’m resisting the temptation to open everything at once! but I’m pleased with what I sent out so I hope my swap partners are enjoying their advent too.
Full advent calendar, sent to Australia:
I rearranged some of the order after I’d taken the pictures, but the calendar includes note pads, note cards, stickers, craft items, coasters, and a bit of chocolate. I also included a little note for each day, the first advent calendar swap I did a few years ago included notes and it made the calendar extra special, so I try to do the same now.
And of course it all got wrapped up nicely 🙂
The second advent calendar I swapped was slightly different. It’s made up of 4 swaps of 6 items, with a theme for each set. I can’t quite remember now which swap went to who, but I think it ended up mainly within Europe.
Random flat items:
Possibly not all technically flat, but I sent 2 swaps to the same person so it was never going to be a slim package! Includes fabric, beads, stickers, decorative paper, and a clear stamp.
It’s only just December but I’ve already used up several rolls of wrapping paper so far!
I also sent the 6 pairs of socks swap to this swap partner, but I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped them!
Cake decorations, cupcake kit, a tea towel, cookie cutters and felt coasters. All very festive and hopefully useful.
Cards with gifts:
I raider my Christmas card stash for an extra festive feel 🙂 Surely everyone has some cards left over from previous years?! Gifts included bath salts, craft items, a face mask, and a bit of tea. I tried to brighten up the plain envelopes too 🙂
I hope the recipients are enjoying starting to open their gifts. I definitely had fun this morning – I got penguin gift tags and an owl key cover 🙂 I can’t wait to see what I get tomorrow!