Secret Santa Show and Tell 2011
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 –