In case you missed the news of the brilliant project launched a few months ago by our very own French ray of sunshine, Marie @ Drizzle And Hurricane, here is what Souvenir From Across The World is about.
Souvenirs From Across The World is an original idea created for all book bloggers from all around the world, but is not limited to it. If it’s mainly created for book bloggers because of a possibility to get books as a gift, every blogger can participate.
This feature was created to get to know each other a bit better, especially where we are all from, share a bit of our countries, cities, cultures, traditions, writers, authors. The main goal of Souvenirs From Across The World is to create a link between all bloggers, from everywhere, and to share a bit of the diversity that makes everyone unique on the blogosphere.
Finding the idea awesome, there was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to be a Santa in July! I was matched with the amazing Beth @ Reading Every Night from one of the countries I really want to visit (and invade), England!
I had lots of fun buying all kinds of things for Beth, hoping she found the task as exciting as I did and that she would not be disappointed in my choices!
France is known for its strikes and very slow post, so there was some delay from my side, therefore I
tortured myself decided to wait until my gifts bag arrived to her place before opening the one sitting on my desk.
And suddenly it was Christmas in my living room, in July, in the middle of the day.
Iris could not take her eyes off of the Queen. I tried to tell her it was rude, but she was in awe.
Beth did a great job, I love everything in that package. Once I was done waffle-dancing because it all came from England (a package! For me! From England!!), I dived in and put everything on display in the apartment! I love the bag, I’ve been using it since, my poor mustard girlie bag is sulking in my room, he probably hates London now that he’s been replaced by a trendy English tote. I also love the book she chose. The tagline just grabs your attention, I’m hooked, I wanna read it! (don’t take it personally, dear other books on my TBR, I love you, too.)
The candy did not last long, of course… I’m glad we both decided to send sweets, because a Christmas package is not complete without sugar!
A reading notebook… Guys, I did not know it existed! I’ve been using a simple notebook, but this one is made for readers. Made For Readers.
But. The most amazing thing. A LONDON BRIDGE to put together! I’m terrible at that kind of things but it will look so good on my bookcase!!
I want to thank Beth once again for putting together an outstanding SFATW package and for putting so much effort into it. Also, thank you to Marie for making this happen. You two won a hundred hugs and as many waffles as you want! 😀
If you’ve been around for some time, you already know I don’t like Christmas. I hate the season, the songs, the gifts shopping. But this time it was different. I did not know Beth personally, I was not freezing my bottom to reach the right shops, and I was not forced to pay too much for an ugly present that the person would not like anyway. I took my time, I got nervous about finding THE perfect items. I rediscovered how fun it was to organize a surprise for someone. I loved every minute of the adventure!
So as you can see, I was, and I still am, overly excited about Souvenirs From Across The World. I am delighted to let you know that it’s not too late to be a part of it! Marie has decided to make it a regular feature on her blog, with monthly posts and a new round of Blogger Christmas! Head over to this post to know more about what’s next!
Did you take part in #SFATW? Do you want to?