In the month of December I was fortunate enough to be a part of a Secret Santa collaboration with several lovely bloggers and Instagrammers! Not only was it so much fun participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange, it was wonderful to get to know these beautiful ladies better… and here are all of the details!
A Gift Given: I was the Secret Santa for an amazing blogger, Jillian of Cup of Charisma. Not only is Jillian beautiful and stylish, she is creative, fun, and dynamic. If you haven’t checked out her blog and Instagram, you are missing out – her beauty, fashion and feminine-edgy style are inspiring, and her writing is eloquent and entertaining. The gift I selected for Jillian was this brushed gold necklace by Madewell. I felt that it reflected Jillian’s feminine, fun, and slightly edgy style. In addition, the fact that the necklace is adjustable and may be worn very long, very short, and every length in-between – a genius design – also reflected Jillian’s smart, dynamic, and creative personality. I hope she loves it!
My Secret Santa was the sweet and beautiful blogger, Tif of Bright On A Budget. Tif is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, and I just adore her genuine personality and perspective on life that shines through – check out her blog and Instagram to see what I am talking about! I was thrilled to receive these lovely, meaningful gifts from Tif, including a sequin claret-colored scarf, a delicate cross bracelet, and beautiful gold bangle with studs – perfect alone or for layering. I was recently thinking I could use a lightweight dressy scarf, and this one proved to be perfect for the holidays! I am also a bit obsessed with bracelets and bangles, so both of these are perfect, and I love that one expresses my Christian faith. I truly love the gifts, I cannot wait to continue to style them, and I sincerely appreciate the thought Tif put into giving a gift to someone she has never met in person! The gift exchange itself was a blast, of course, but the best part was making connections with some fellow bloggers and Instagrammers. I not only feel fortunate to have gotten to know Jillian and Tif a bit better, it was also wonderful to get to know Lee of Legallee Blonde, a fabulous blogger who organized the exchange, as well as the other lovely bloggers and Instagrammers, including Vanessa of What Would V Wear, Emily of I Do Declare Blog, and Jolene at MorningCuppaJo, who all took part in this collaboration! As always, I would love to hear from you! Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa exchange? With whom did you participate, what were your experiences, and what did you love about it? I look forward to reading your comments! Wishing you a blessed day,