The Irish Fireside elves have been sending presents around the globe this week as part of our third annual Secret Santa. Each participant signed up to send someone a gift valued at about $10, and in return, someone sent them a gift.
Here are a few of the gift reports… we’ll add more as they come in:
I received my Secret Santa gift from Kate Noland from California. I hit a lovely card and a “grow your own lucky clover kit.”
–Terry-Jo Lewis —
I got a lovely piece of jewelry that was made by my Secret Santa Susan Delaney. It’s a beautiful necklace and I wore it as soon as I opened the gift. Love, love love it!!!
— Maggie Cosgrove —
I got my Secret Santa gift from Diana Goings, and I love it! I love all Celtic Music, and this is one I don’t have – amazing, as I have almost 100 CDs of the genre She also wrote a lovely note in the card, which looks handmade as well.
— Christy Nicholas —
I got 2 nice things from my secret Santa Patricia Wakefield: a lovely little bottle of maple syrup and a jar of crab-apple jam. It was lovely to get a present in the post and a nice e-mail from my Santa.
— Carmen G Carballeira —
I also received my from Bit Devine! A beautiful hand colored print from Ireland. “Come in the evening, come in the morning, come when your looked for or come without warning…….” so glad I became a part of this!
— Lisa Waters —
I received a wonderful jar of Irish sweets from Suzette Minton. We got to have a nice email exchange and compare our notes on Ireland and our Irish heritages. Thanks so much for coordinating this – it was so much fun!
— Karen Coles —
I got a nice St Brigid’s cross from my secret Santa Melissa Guerrero.
— Angela Brown —
I got a nice photo of the Cliffs of Moher from my Secret Santa Kathy Nelson.
— Hannah Brown —
I received a beautiful Ireland ornament from my Secret Santa Lynda Bowes and I love it!!! Thanks Lynda!
— Patti Wakefield —
I received a beautiful wooden shamrock plaque with the word “Hope” on it from my Secret Santa, (Ms.) Micheal Hodge. An inspired gift, as my mother-in-law, my daughter, and my granddaughter all are named Hope!
— Suzette Minton —
My Secret Santa Patty Giroult sent me a CD of Irish music, and a lovely calendar with photographs of Ireland. When I opened up the calendar, the first shot in it included a road I travel often, heading up toward Newry in County Down, with the mountains of Mourne across the water. Nice surprise.
— Kerry Dexter —
I received a wonderful CD and booklet from Anne Roos of her music. She is a wonderful harpist and the book is a present itself.
— Sherry Yates —
I received a beautiful calendar from Nicole Haase, made from photo’s of Ireland that she took herself. It’s simply beautiful!
— Cindy Doe —
Jessie Voigts sent me 8 or so (don’t have them in front of me) blank cards to which she attached a photo of places in Ireland she has been. Lovely photos! Problem is, I don’t want to use the cards now, I want to keep them for myself!
— Joyce Jentges —
What a surprise someone sent a beautiful red, green and gold ornament from Anne Kiehm.
— Marsha Marhofke —