I recently took part in my first Irish themed gift exchange through the blog Irish Fireside. The Lucky Leprechaun Gift Exchange , just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, had only a couple of requirements: ship the gift by March 12 and keep the value around $10.
The gift I received blew me away.
My leprechaun, Suzan, included a lovely note explaining that she had made the scarf in the colors of the Irish flag for this gift exchange. I wish I were half as talented as she! The scarf is beautiful and of such a soft yarn; I can’t wait to wear it on St. Patrick’s Day! Also included was a book I have been meaning to read- Jaywalking with the Irish. My goal is to move my family to Ireland and I’m sure the book will provide both insight (as I am pretty sure my vision on life in the Emerald Isle is a bit romanticized) and hours of entertainment.
Thank you to both my leprechaun for such a thoughtful gift and to Irish Fireside for organizing such a fun exchange! I hope to do this again!
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