πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ…πŸΌMY SECRET SANTA HAS OVERWHELMED ME WITH GENEROSITY - I AM (ALMOST) SPEECHLESS πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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    A box came today and it wasn't stuff I ordered! I started to get excited before I even opened it!There was a card and lots of presents inside.
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    The card was addressed to me @Heartsounds, aka Mama Bear with instructions to open it last. So I will have to wait to find out who my Secret Santa is.
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    Look at all these beautiful gifts! I spread them on my Christmas throw blanket for picture-taking.
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    I noticed there were different kinds of wrapping paper. Each wrapping paper made nice little subgroups for me to open. First there was this one.
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    Then I saw these, a nice little subgroup.
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    And lastly, these three gifts. I decided to open the smallest one of this group first!
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    It's my favorite brand of lipstick in a stay-all-day liquid! I love this lipstick!!!!
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    I took it out of the box and put it next to the envelope to better display the color. It's a beautiful deep wine color. It is so gorgeous and would be a wonderful gift all by itself!
    I checked and the name of the color is Chianti! It does look like wine.
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    I opened another one and it was also fantastic. At first I was confused when I saw the slim pen because it really is incredibly slim and I wondered why. But when I opened the rest of the gift I saw that it was a wonderful travel journal and the slim pen was designed to take up very little space. Do you see that cool graphic of a backpacker?
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    Inside it has a map of the world where you can mark off the places you go. We travel fairly often and we are leaving New Year's eve in the daytime on a flight to Rio. Our cruise leaves there a few days later, travels around Cape Horn, and then up to Chile.
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    I like the way the pages are set up for notes and journaling about the trip. I will definitely bring this with me when we go.
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    This lovely book was the third present wrapped in the first subgroup of matching paper. I have not read it and I love Christmas stories. It is certainly the right time of year to read this book. I feel as though this subgroup of three packages in matching paper would be plenty for a secret Santa gift and I still have a ways to go!
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    This is the next subgroup of gifts in matching paper. I commented to my husband that maybe several people got me these gifts and each one wrapped their own contributions because it feels like so much.
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    I opened the larger package first and I love this gift! It's a fleece shawl to wrap around your shoulders with pockets to keep your hands warm too! What could be cozier than that for Colorado chilly evenings? This will definitely get plenty of use, especially since my personal thermostat is not working correctly anymore. A side effect of surgery!
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    Then I unwrapped the smaller package of those two and it was two pair of colorful fun socks that are also warm. My sense of feeling overwhelmed by kindness and generosity is ever-increasing!
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    These are the two that remain. My secret Santa is a very generous person!
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    I opened the red box first and it contained a unbelievably cute black cat mug. And it also had an assortment of green teas.
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    And then I found this. I mean take a look at this – isn't that the cutest spoon you have ever seen?!?!
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    This is the last gift in the bunch. And it is perfect! Gluten-free chocolate truffle hot chocolate!!! I may have mentioned that I enjoy hot chocolate with Bailey's at the end of a long cold day in the winter!
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    And now I am going to finally find out who is my Secret Santa. I am fully convinced that somehow two or three people have participated in my gift
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    Here is a picture of everything together. You can see a note underneath the left pair of socks from my exceptionally generous extremely kind and very special Secret Santa (drumroll)...Mark!
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    @mnickwrites, I am sincerely grateful for receiving such beautiful gifts. I truly love each one of them although I feel somewhat overwhelmed and undeserving! You are the true spirit of Christmas. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, a happy new year, and a long beautiful healthy life now and always. Thank you so very much πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌβ€οΈ
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    I am so sorry - I almost forgot to flag the wonderful leader of Secret Santa @DawnCloud. Thank you so much for this great event! β€πŸŽ…πŸΌβ€οΈ