Monday, November 28, 2011

Secret Santa



"There really is a Santa Claus...
He hadn't eaten for almost two days when he went to the Dixie Diner and ordered a big breakfast, then acted as if he had lost his wallet...The owner of the diner, who also was the waiter and cook, came over near the stool where [he] had been sitting and picked up a $20 bill off the floor. "Son, you must have dropped this," he said. "It was like a fortune to me," [he] says. "I said to myself, 'Thank you, Lord.' " He paid for the breakfast, left a tip, pushed his car to a gas station and left town. Then it dawned on him: Nobody had dropped the money, but [the man] had helped him out in a way that wouldn't embarrass him. "Right then, I just made a promise. I said, 'Lord, if you ever put me in a position to help other people, I will do it.' "... "
I couldn't help but grin when reading about the origin of the real Secret Santa-he shares what gift giving is all about and the fun that anonymity brings.

Will you be participating in a Secret Santa Exchange this year?  I have a mini-tutorial up over at The Project Girl's Blog featuring hand-made fabric bags. Quick and easy, perfect for this holiday season...

18 comments:

  1. what a fabulous story Karen....love that you share things like that with us....off to pop over to The Project Girl's blog!

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  2. Karen, So I have a need to know question? How do you remember these stories? I adore them but am really bad about remembering them correctly if at all! Do you have favorite books with this info? Blogs? :)

    Love the bags...super adorable! My nieces would love them as would I!

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  3. Grin, fab story and off to read your tutorial.

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  4. How awesome!!!! I do a White Elephant secret santa with my friends. It's where we all try to give the most redonkulous gifts - wrapped absolutely adorably :)!! We all save crazy stuff we get all year long & see who gives the nuttiest gifts!! These are super cute wrapping ideas :)!!

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  5. That was a lovely story!!! Inspiring.

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  6. Love the story and LOVE the darling gift bags!!!

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  7. Love the story and your fabric bags. I agree with Lynn -- how do you remember all this stories?

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  8. I've never heard of this story till now!! The things you learn on your blog!!!!!!

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  9. Wonderful story Karen... I have not heard it before either. Your bags are beautiful and I love that big star :)

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  10. I have never heard that story either, Karen - so glad you shared it with us! Love your darling bags! :)

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  11. What a fabulous story Karen!!!... Thank you for sharing things like that with us....off to pop over to The Project Girl's blog!...hugs..xoxo

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  12. Well I never new that was the origin of he secret Santa! You're a mine of information Karen so keep the story snippets coming please :)
    The bags look so good, I'll pop over and see the tutorial :)
    Jenny x

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  13. love love the simple gift bags, Karen! it there anything that you can't do?? fabulous project. love love it!

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  14. love your story and CUTE bags, karen! off to check them out! (i do secret santa every year--so much fun:)

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  15. No Secret Santa at work this year but now I'm wishing we'd organised it. It's always so fun!

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  16. great story- and GREAT tutorial! :)

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  17. Ah, what a great story! Your posts are never boring Keran. keep em coming!
    P.S- love the cute pouch:-) Think this would be perfect for some gifts for our Christmas party. I always have something special wrapped for all our guests to open at mid night.

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  18. What a wonderful story! I too like everyone else, come for the projects but I am drawn in by your stories! Fabulous gift idea!

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