Every year, Janet runs her Thrifty Gift Swap in the run up to Christmas. As a big fan of snail mail, I'm always keen to sign up. The rules are simple - you have a budget to send a festive parcel to your recipient. Making your money go as far as possible is the name of the game, and charity shop purchases, handmade and recycled / repurposed items are encouraged.
My swap parcel arrived from Liz and I have to say, I love every single item - everything is just so me and I'm particularly excited by the teeny tiny T-rex brooch. Charlotte Filshie is a new shop on me, but I love her dinosaur creations and will be visiting again in future, for sure. That's one of the things I love about these kind of swaps - finding new things, websites and sellers.
I feel as though Liz had me spot on when she was putting this parcel together. I mean dinosaurs, obviously - a brooch and an Xmas decoration. Also another brooch, from the wonderful Ladybird Likes.
I think it's common knowledge that I'm a big fan of snail mail (my work colleagues are always convinced that I'm single-handedly keeping the Post Office in business!) so I was very excited with new labels, stickers and cards to add to my collection.
Best of all, everything was wrapped in the box inside this creepy-cute Christmassy elf print scarf. At least I think it's a scarf..it certainly will be now. A big thank you to Liz for my parcel and to Janet for organising.