This was my second year in The Broke & The Bookish’s Secret Santa, and I had an absolute blast! Alyssa @ With the Banned was my recipient, and I’m so happy to report she loved it. Here’s my little tribute to Samantha @ Novels & Nonsense — my #TBTBSanta sender. She really hit the nail on the head with this box!
I was in England when the package arrived. It became my little piece of sunshine the day after I returned. Once it was opened, her beautiful, sparkly card and letter brought such a big smile to my face! She told me about how excited she was to find little goodies because we had so much in common, and she went above and beyond with the books. Not only did she send me books from my list, she went a step further and assisted in my Northanger Abbey collection and offered a recommendation based on my love for Juliet Marillier: Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice. White chocolates, peppermint baths, Twinings tea, crocheted handwarmers (oh. my. god.), handmade ornaments, a blank journal and pens…guys, this was an excellent package!
My favorite part of the package?
THE BELLS ON THE RIBBONS.
Seriously. Bells. Bells on the ribbons. Bells on the ribbons of beautiful wrapping paper.
It’s the simple things, folks.