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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Secret Christmas Ornament Swap




 Do you remember the Christmas Ornament Swap I mentioned a while back?  There's a button on the right sidebar which links to it.  The swap was organized by Valerie at her blog It's a Wonderful Life.


Well, I got my goodies yesterday!  I love them.  Patty at Blessings Beyond  was my secret swapper.  We were asked to reveal a little about ourselves in an email to Valerie so she could pass the info on to our secret swapper. 

I was so excited when I received two packages today!   I immediately hung them on my tree and photographed them so I could share my excitement with you!

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  I told Valerie that I collect Hippos.  Well, I never expected that anyone would find a hippo Christmas Ornament,  but Patty did!  Can you believe how cute those guys are??? Right down to the little teeth! 




And she didn't find just ONE hippo ornament, she found TWO!  I love this little guy with his beady eyes and his great big bow--so festive!



But she didn't stop there!  No, she kept at it and found this adorable little Christmas Sweater on a coat hanger!  I love the snowman and snowflakes!


And as if that weren't enough, she found this picture frame present ornament!  I quickly inserted a picture of three of my grand kids.  It's not just a silver wrapped present frame with a gold bow on top,  it's a mini reocrder.   You can record a message or a song, and then play it!  How awesome is that?

  I'm so glad I took part in the swap!  I definitely would do it again next year, and I hope lots of you will!
Thank you Patty for the wonderful ornaments--they look great on my tree!  And thank you Valerie for taking the time and trouble to organize it!  I made three new friends, and discovered three new blogs, too! 

24 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

I have never seen a hippo Christmas ornament. How lucky are you?

Rinkly Rimes said...

An interesting swap! But hippos are definitely unexpected.

UberGrumpy said...

Christmas hippos. Well, now I've seen it all...

My name is PJ. said...

That is called The Secret Santa Mother Lode!

Very, very cute!! I thought people had to make ornaments, so I didn't enter because, well, I'm not crafty....but now that I know you can buy them....I'm going to enter next year. I'll wait for you to post the reminder!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh, that first double hippo is PRICELESS!!!!
I agree that this was lots of fun; I'll definitely do it again next year.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

The hippos are hilarious! Good for you that your tree is up! I really have to get busy or I'm going to fail at grandma hood!

glnroz said...

lol,,fun with my coffee this morning,

TheSingleGirl said...

They're all super cute. I bet your tree is wonderful. Invite me over for coffee or something...I have NO intention AT ALL of slipping away with that hippo in my purse....

;D

Kerri said...

Awwww, that's awesome!
Stopping by from SITS!
Kerri
www.sickofmg.blogspot.com

Dame Nuisance said...

Wow! She made the $20 limit stretch big time. I'm impressed! Maybe I'll participate next year ... looks like it was great fun.

Steven Anthony said...

hippo onaments, who knew.....how cute, love them all....enjoy;)

Meeko Fabulous said...

Those are so cute!

Kristina P. said...

So cute! Hallmark has a cute Santa/Hippo ornament.

The Retired One said...

Those were AWESOME!!! Hope your holidays are wonderful, Eva.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I love those ornaments.

jenjo3d said...

That is sooo very cool! Just stopping by from SITS

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Those hippo ornaments are just wonderful!

I was actually in a Christmas store the other day and they didn't have any hippo ornaments (yes, I looked! Like you, I'm a fann of hippos!), so those are real finds!

Helene said...

I don't think I've ever seen a hippo ornament!!! Wow, and she found TWO!! Looks like you got some wonderful ornaments!!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

The hippos are adorable! And your grand kids are beautiful!

Mr. Condescending said...

I wish I had stuff to swap!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your hippos are fantastic and look perfect on your tree. That a great Secret Santa you have.

And your 3 grandkids are gorgeous!

Happy Hippo Christmas Eva.
xo

Trish said...

Those are so cute!!!
And hippo ornaments...who would have every thought they even made them! WOW

I received my ornaments from the swap last week and I loveall of them!!!!!

Love your blog!

Valerie said...

Eva I have to be honest with you when I read that you collected hippos I thought 'well she is not going to get a hippo ornament'!!! Boy was I wrong!! Plus they are just too cute!!! Like all the others I have never seen one til now!!! I am so glad you participated and had fun!!! Merry Christmas girl!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

The hippos are adorable. What great ornaments.