The age-old question, “is it better to give or receive”? Honestly, I don’t know if I could pick either with certainty or conviction. I quite fancy picking out little things and carefully wrapping it all up with a little of this and that and a wee pinch of Boomdee-tude (like attitude but sasier).
But, it’s also really heartwarming to find a box on your doorstep from a favourite friend too. I kinda of picture parcel delivery like this:
Ace Ventura clip via YouTube
But it looks like this one made out ok. While I was away in San Diego being Surprised by one true friend, another was posting just the most fabulous Christmas parcel. The cheery aqua tape greeted me as we wearily dragged our luggage in the door. “Oh look, it’s for me!!”
I knew it was for me because Mr B never receives parcels with aqua tape. Then again, he also doesn’t write a fabulous blog with awesome friends like you either. Hey! You snooze, you lose. Snicker!
Inside, were twelve (!! yes twelve) pretty little packages and a heart warming original poem, all from the lovely Julia at Defeat Despair.
Here, to tickle your own Christmas spirit, an excerpt:
‘Far, far away up in snowy Alberta
There’s a famous lady my friends have all heard o’,
She lives with her gent, two cats and a gnome,
and all who visit her soon feel at home.
Her talent’s amazing her spirit is sunny.
The gifts that she sends us can’t be bought with money.
She’s been there for me through times sad and scary.
When I go to Boomdeeville, I come home MERRY!
Have you ever had a friend grace you with so much kindness by writing you a clever and generous poem? I feel so very loved, thank you ((Julia)) xo. Along with the gifts and poem, Julia included a great letter of humour explaining how she’s gifting me ‘a tradition’ that she started with her folks. Rather than sweating over what to get every year, Julia wraps up twelve mini gifts. One to be opened each day starting the 13th of December. How fun is that? Since I’m a bit late to begin, I’m opening one each night before Christmas and saving six more for Ukrainian Christmas too.
I’m having so much fun, I can’t wait to do it next year. So, to qualify for the first, ‘Boomdeeadda Twelve Days of An Aqua Christmas’ , just tell me about your favourite tradition below. I’ll draw one name from comments on Boxing Day to receive twelve wee gifts next December. It might take me all year to find, ‘7 aqua swans a swimming’ 😀