Friday, December 11, 2009

A Big, Big Thank You to my Secret Santa!

I signed up to participate in the Book Blogger Holiday Swap for the first time this year, and I was really touched when my gift arrived. I received a card from Women for Women International which said that a donation had been made in my honor. This really means a lot to me, and I know it means a lot to the woman (or women) who will be helped by this gift. I don't really need any more stuff, and as much as I love books, I am fortunate enough to be able to go out and get them on my own. I know the money donated will be put to much better use by a woman trying to rebuild her life in a war-torn country than if it had been spent on a material gift for me. So thank you! Thank you so much to my Secret Santa for this kind and generous gift!

I know who my Secret Santa is in real life-her name was on the card-but I'm afraid I'm not sure who she is in the blog world, and I know how I am about using my real name in the blogosphere. So, in an effort to avoid "outing" anyone, I won't publish her name here unless I find out that it's OK to do so. I would also love to know which blog is hers so that I can go visit! Maybe one of the lovely gals over at the Book Blogger Holiday Swap could help me out with this pickle? Or maybe my Secret Santa will make herself known to me...?

11 comments:

softdrink said...

What an incredibly thoughtful Santa! I hope they fess up.

Dreamybee said...

I know! Me too!

Mary said...

Very thoughtful and generous gift!

Dreamybee said...

I agree!

Court said...

Wow, that is such an awesome gift for the holiday swap!

Diane said...

Gezz....I never thought of doing that but there are so many wonderful organizations out there that need help. Very thoughtful indeed.

Dreamybee said...

Court-It IS an awesome gift! Another one that is good if you want to get kids involved is Heifer International, where you can give a family a gift of chickens, rabbits, a goat, even a water buffalo! We got together with friends one year to do that, and it's a lot of fun to tell people you gave someone a water buffalo for Christmas!

Diane-I admit that I didn't make shopping for me very easy for my Secret Santa, but I did drop a hint about the charity thing, and it worked out great because I love my gift!

Care said...

wonderful! (did you try googling her name and and adding 'blog'? I think anyone could find me but then again, my real name is in goodreads so it's not hard to figure me out.)
HOpe you find your Santa and I want to know mine, too. Happy Holidays!

Aarti said...

What a GREAT gift! So in the spirit of the season.

Dreamybee said...

Care-I did but the results were...inconclusive. There is an author with the same name, so I get lots of results. Maybe my Secret Santa is an author!

Dreamybee said...

Aarti-Yes, this is totally what the Christmas spirit should be about.