Every year before we leave for different climes for Christmas, Allison and I exchange gift bags. This is very exciting. We have an ongoing competition (which also includes birthdays) for who can whip up the most coordinated set of bag/paper/bow/ribbon/fringie or sparkly bits in their gift presentation. Observe my simple red-and-white theme with silver accents, while she went for a traditionally colored stripes-and-dots thing with fancy ribbon:
Here’s what was in mine:
Note the partially obstructed game of Set, which I have been hunting down since Allison introduced me to it years ago. It is a truly awesome visual logic game. Also note the Little Prince stationery case, because I collect everything Little Prince.
After the big gift exchange, we of course moved on to Crumbs for holiday cupcakes. They had special snowman ones:
Didn’t they look so cute together?