Easter morning, 2012. Twenty-three women, mostly strangers to each other, sliced, ripped and tore into Easter care packages made just for them. Customized to interests, tastes, allergies, location, and lifestyle, each basket brought giggles, smiles, and, in some cases, squeals to its recipient. Which was exactly what it was supposed to do. Here are just a few pictures of the happy faces and decadent fillings this year's Easter basket exchange brought, interspersed with quotes some of the women emailed me.
|Michelle in Virginia|
It was a fabulous basket.
|Tona in Massachusetts|
All my favorite jellybeans and a wasabi ginger sesame dark choc bar (!!). Please note that my new nail polish is the EXACT shade of the blouse I wore on Sunday!! Cool gourmet salt and bath goodies, too. And car fresheners, yay!
|Brooklyn in Utah|
Thanks again! I will definitely be doing this again next year!
|Felicia in Virginia|
Thanks for asking me to be apart of the Easter basket exchange! I had a great time picking out things to send and was so excited to get my box in the mail.
|Heidi in Michigan|
|Thanks again for organizing the EBX! I love participating every year. |
|Cherry in New York|
I have to tell you I am glad I joined EBX this year, you assigned me to a very caring and charitable stranger! I love the basket she prepared and the letter she wrote. I was so touched!
|Jenny in South Carolina|
|Colleen in Virginia|
This was so much fun!
|Mia in Tennessee|
I do love surprises and I loved this one.
|Katy in Maryland|
|Barbara in Georgia|
The basket was AWESOME. I loved it. And I loved all the little notes and the nice card. You were so thoughtful in thinking about my life and what I need (or want!) right now.
|Melanie in Oklahoma|
|Sydney in West Virginia|
|Love my basket!|
|Emily in New York|
Katy sent me this awesome basket with a plethora of awesome chocolate and a sweet charm for a necklace and even a reusable shopping bag for a basket. It was great to participate again--thanks for organizing it!
|Vanessa in Virginia|
What fun the Easter basket exchange was! I am in for next year.
And here's me, with my "SPRING BLING"-themed package (notice my rings and earrings, all part of the BLING.)
I love getting music in my Easter basket - I request a homemade mix almost every year and usually get it. I love hearing what other people like.
I also love every freaking thing I got in my package this year. Those bar towels are awesome. I got called "bling-y" at church at least three times, sporting my new rings, earrings and Vera Wang spring flips, a compliment I badly needed after a long drab winter. I am carefully pacing (= hoarding) my chocolate, and some fancy sandals was JUST what the Easter bunny ordered. I did think it was strange to get a text asking my shoe size, but I didn't question. You don't question the EBX. You just surrender to it.