Monday, December 10, 2012

Secret Santas and the Falliablity of Flu Shots

For the first time in about seven years, I got a flu shot this year.
For the first time in about ten years, I've got the flu.
The pharmacist informed me cheerfully this morning that my flu shot should at least lesson the duration of the nastiness.
That's something, I suppose.
Anyway, I unexpectedly have time to do a bit of planning for one of my favorite holiday traditions: Secret Santas.
At my school, participating teachers and staff draw names and trade goodies the last week before school gets out for break.
Since gift-giving is one of my love languages, I'm quite sure that I have more fun than the recipient.  
I don't have my person's name yet, so right now I'm just browsing for general cuteness.  If it's cute, cheap, and creative (the CCC test), I'm all over it. If I draw one of the few male teachers who participate, I'll just buy a two-pound bag of M&M's, slap a bow on it, and call it good! ;-)
Things that pass the CCC test so far:

Candy Cane dip and an apple-yum!:


Gift for kid's friends (microwave popcorn and gloves) - just popped by to wish you a Merry Christmas 

I've already bought the polish  (the NYC brand to keep the "cheap" part in place) to do these for my lunch table buddies:
I have to remember this for Christmas!! 
So, how about you?  What's your favorite small gift to give (or receive)?
Be blessed,

1 comment:

  1. These are really cute ideas! Another one I liked was this: I'm not going to lie, I would love to receive this! :) So I may just have to find someone else to make it for. :) :)