Saturday, January 03, 2009

Who doesn't love snail mail???

Every year I hand make and send out 60+ Christmas Cards and I can honestly say I don't get anywhere near that back but I don't do it for returns I do it for love...but when the chance to do a card exchange came up with our Tuesday's with Dorie group I was ALL OVER THAT!!!

It quickly escalated into more than just a card exchange and goodies have been sent to Dorie lovers everywhere!!! I was so excited to receive my parcel on New Year's Eve Day...and so was Simon!!! Look at him loving this little Gingerbread Man!!! The next one will have to run faster!!!Here are all of the goodies I received (along with a beautiful card) from Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table. I am especially excited about the sieve that she sent...can you believe she took the time to read my blog and see that I don't have a cool little handy tool like that??? WOW!

Thank you Kayte!!!
Wondering what I sent? Well, since I bought this cool candy thermometer to make marshmallows...I have been looking for other ways to use it so...
I made more English Toffee (yummy)!! I found this recipe somewhere in my blog surfing and have made it several times now but I can't seem to find the original source (shame on me!)

Anyway, I packaged up the toffee along with some other homemade goodies and a Christmas Card and sent them off to another hard working Dorie lover...she should be receiving this any day now...I hope it all arrives in good order!
It was great fun to do the exchange...I hope that everyone had fun!



Kristin said...

Heather, thank you so much!! It arrived today!! What an awesome surprise! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I'm looking forward to reading about all of your baking and other creative adventures in 2009!!

Kayte said...

Oh, I am so happy you liked the box...I was going to MAKE the card, but I figured I wouldn't be able to come close to what you make, so I didn't...yours are so pretty. Your Christmas cards look so beautiful...what a nice job you did on those.

My favorite is the photo of baby and gingerbread cute is that? I actually thought about putting something in for each of the kids, but then I thought, "Nope, this is just for MOM! Sometimes it is fun to see JUST MOM get something!" But I did think they would like the gingerbread people!

Hope you have a lovely 2009 and lots of good things and many blessings come your way...I will be watching the blog from now's nice to make new friends!