12 Days of Christmas

December 24, 2013

The lovely Danni from oh, hello friend emailed me about 2 months ago asking if I wanted to be a part of an advent swap she was organising with 13 other paper, parcel, package lovers like me around the world. Um, heck yeah and as if I would need to think twice!

So, we did just that - one parcel to each participant, twelve in total to receive and one parcel to open each day starting from the 12th of December in countdown to Christmas Day. A few of us had bumps along the way like for example, some parcels arrived damaged or some have gone MIA, but from what I have received so far, these parcels have been put together with so much thought and love into them that they are totally worth the wait!

To my new 12 friends - thank you so so so much for all your beautiful parcels. Opening each of them have brought so many smiles to my face (perhaps a lot more squealing than smiles!) and have made the countdown to the holiday season such a fun one.

1 //  Danni from oh, hello friend

2 //  Rin from Papered Thoughts 

3 //  Michelle from Seaweed Kisses 

4 //  Miranda from The Love Parcel 

5 //  Amanda from Joy Ever After

6 //  Amanda from Oh My Little Dears

7 //  Debee from Art as Life 

8 //  Xenia from Saturday AM Vintage

I'll share the last 4 parcels as soon as I get them! Kind of exciting to still be receiving presents just after Christmas - keep it alive longer right?

While we're in the spirit of all things Christmas, I want to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season! Enjoy spending your days with loved ones and cherish every moment of rest and relaxation wherever you can get them.

Lots of love from me to you xx


  1. How lucky are you with all those beautiful presents!!!! Have a safe and merry Christmas nia xoxo

    1. Thanks Whitney! I hope you have a very happy Christmas too x

  2. Thanks for sharing these. I've been amazed staring at your insta feeds, lucky lady with all these wonderful packages! I hope you had a fabulous Xmas!!

  3. Merry merry Christmas to you and your lovely little family Nia!! xo

  4. What a lovely idea!! Would love to join in next year ... Merry after Chrustmas!

    1. Isn't it gorgeous? Keep an eye out for Danni's blog - Oh, Hello Friend - I think she also runs an international advent swap every Christmas! Merry after Christmas to you too Christina, hope you had a fabulous one! x

  5. Such a lovely idea - and oh my gosh, the thought and effort put into these parcels is just amazing!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Nia, and Happy New Year!

    1. Sally, these ladies seriously know how to put a parcel together - so so thoughtful! I hope you have a happy New Years too! x