The Blogging Elite Christmas Box Swap - What Was In The Box

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Hiya! With the Holiday season finally past, I am excited to finally share this fun experience I had at the end of last year 🙂 At the beginning of November, I, along with several other bloggers partnered off for the Blogging Elite Christmas Box Swap! I was partnered with Sarah over at Devastate Boredom! For the entire month of November and a little bit of December, Sarah and I sent literal novels back and forth to one another. Each of us had never before done a blogging box swap – but, speaking for myself, I thought it was so much fun!


So, what did Sarah send me for the Christmas Box Swap?

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  • Two note pads. One is antique-looking post-its. The other is an actual note pad. What’s better is that it is Charlie Brown themed. I love Charlie Brown!!! 😀
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss – smooth and fancy 🙂
  • Hot Cocoa Mix and Marshmallows! – I look forward to this treat Christmas morning.
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  • Three motivational framed quotes: (1) Shine On, And On, And On, And On! (2) She designed a life she loved. (3) You’ve got this. I can’t wait to put these around the apartment – especially by my desk – as I am certain it will keep me motivated!
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  • Mini-Chalkboard with Message and Chalk – where did you find this, Sarah!?! I love it!
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  • Almond Toffee chocolates, yummy!
  • Beer Mustaches – I think my other half my steal these from me. They are hilarious 😉
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  • Slippers. Soooo comfy!
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  • Homemade turquoise necklace. I adore turquoise – and this necklace is beautiful. I don’t want to take it off!
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  • Love, Hope and Joy Scrabble Letter ornaments. I had never previously thought about doing this as a DIY ornament – but it’s literally the neatest idea. Marking it down for next year!
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  • Eggnog Snickerdoodles. When I mentioned to Sarah that I had never tried Eggnog, she had a virtual “WHATTTT” moment. 😉 So, of course, I have to try it! But oh my goodness, delicious!


As I opened the box, I couldn’t stop smiling – I couldn’t stop literally saying “Oh, my gosh” in an incredibly giddy manner. Sarah managed to take our email exchanges and come up with one of the coolest – and most meaningful set of gifts I’ve ever received. The Christmas Box Swap was an incredibly rewarding experience – and I can’t wait to give it another whirl in the new year!

A huge thank you goes out to Sarah, especially 🙂 and to Nina for hosting the Blogging Elite Christmas Box Swap!


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Your Turn

Your Turn is a place for me to ask you questions! Be sure to answer them in the comments below! :)

  • What was your most special gift this past Christmas?
  • Have you ever participated in a blogging gift swap?
  • Do you like eggnog? If not, what is your favorite Christmas treat?

  • Neely

    WOW you got an awesome package!

  • Oh wow, you really were spoilt! I love bloggers swaps, they’re a great way to meet people. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. x

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    What cute gifts! I especially love the Scrabble ornaments!

    • Yes, they were some of my favorites 🙂 I can’t wait to put them on my list for “things to make” next year 🙂

  • Lilly’s Home Design

    Cute gifts and so thoughtful too!

  • so cute! I was paired with A Local Wander and I got the cutest things!

    stop by and chat 🙂

    • That’s awesome, Tianna! 🙂 I couldn’t believe all the work Sarah clearly put into the box – she’s the coolest!

  • I LOVE these swaps!! Those Scrabble ornaments are gold. And those motivational signs!!! WHERE did she get the “Shine on and on and on and on” one??? I lovelovelove it.

    Coming Up Roses

    • I’m not sure where she got the motivational signs or if she crafted them herself 🙂 Blogger swaps are definitely really cool 🙂

  • Alissia Haggard

    My most special gift was my DSLR camera- I don’t like eggnog but definitely need to participate in a blogger swap next yet 🙂