This year, I participated in the AGPT Spring Basket Exchange, and my basket arrived today. I was pleasantly surprised to see a box for me when I got home from school.
I knew what it was immediately, so I tore off the paper and opened the box...
...and removed all the tissue to reveal the most adorable, brightly colored basket! It rains all the time in Lille, so the basket was a nice reminder of sunshine. It was filled to the brim with the most adorable goodies.
I found a card with my name on it, and I thought that I would open that first. After all, it just makes sense. Plus, I wanted to know who sent me the basket so I could properly thank them.
After opening and reading the card, I pulled out a beautiful pink (my favorite color) box of tissues. Not only will it match my room when I am finished redecorating it, it will also help me to combat seasonal allergies.
I then pulled out an adorable stuffed doll. If Alice in Wonderland were a ballet, I'd imagine Alice looking just like the doll. Needless to say, I think I'm going to name her Alice.
I also got a framed needlepoint image of ballet slippers. That will go perfectly in my room, too. I also love that the frame has fleur-de-lis on it; that is a symbol of Lille.
I loved the note cards and little posters that I got as well. My birthday is coming up in June, so I'll definitely send invites using my new cards. The posters were cute, too. One was of a ballerina, and the other featured a girl holding a an umbrella and standing in the rain. Both are perfect for me, seeing as I want to dance professionally and I live in rainy Lille.
Last but not least, I received pink and green floral hair accessories, a small tiara, and the cutest crocheted chick.
Merci beaucoup to AGPT member JG* and her girls for thinking of me! I loved everything!
PS: Are you curious about the basket Sabine and I put together for somebody? We will share photos as soon as the basket arrives to its recipient. We don't want to spoil any surprises in case she reads our blog.