Back in January I was happy to announce the winner of my surprise blog giveaway, Maribeth of Lovely World. A couple of days later I popped a package into the mail to Maribeth and patiently waited for her to let me know that it had arrived. I am now happy to show you what I sent and am pleased to say that Maribeth seemed excited with the goodies she received. Since neither she nor anyone in her family has ever visited Israel, they were all interested to see what was inside the package. Here it is!
I of course included some 'Handmade in Israel' greetings cards and popped in a couple of new baby tags too - one of each so that Maribeth has both ready next time she is wrapping up a baby gift. I also wanted to send her a little taste of Israel. I included some Elite chocolate - a popular and tasty brand over here - along with a pretty magnetic note pad and matching book mark illustrated by the Israeli artist Yair Emanuel. Maribeth now has an 'Israel' magnet for her fridge door, something, I am guessing, not found in so many homes in Western Massachusetts!
You know the saying "What goes around comes around"? Well, it rang so true the day that I announced the winner of my giveaway. Amazingly enough, that afternoon I received an e-mail from Sam at Sams Shenanigans. She too had picked out the winner of her giveaway that very same day and it was me! I had won a gorgeous Union Jack pin cushion - perfect for the ex Brit in me! Sam and I are both on the Etsy Expats Team, so it was extra nice to win something that a teammate had made. I think of her every time I use it.
Thank you once again to all of you who regularly leave comments and therefore unintentionally entered my giveaway! I am delighted that it seems to have been a success and look forward to running another one. In the meantime, please keep commenting. I am always very happy to hear from you, and, if anyone would like their own 'Handmade in Israel' cards, please pop over here for a look around.