There are no words to accurately describe how amazing my swap package was.
It's possible, I imagine, that there *could* be pictures, but I would need an amazing photographer to capture it.
So when I returned home from the movies today, I found a HUGE box waiting for me on my doorstep. Which is remarkable unto itself since usually they leave the boxes in the office (which is closed on Saturdays and therefore packages pretty much can't be delivered by USPS on Saturdays). But somehow they KNEW that I needed my package now!
The box was, naturally, sent from Bon Temps:
I knew I was in for an insane amount of spoilage when I saw this...
(in case you cant read that - my 'macro' setting has worked for crap today! - that says $31.70 for shipping!)
Everything was wrapped SO beautifully...
In fact, this is the box FULL of just the tissue paper and all accompanying packing goodness:
And there were notes with everything; messages from my swap partner as well as the Rattrays, Tara, Sookie, Claudine, and of course Eric
And then there were extras....
(matchbook notepads with my initial, a pretty notepad, an adorable little black coin purse which was filled with a comfort kit for my fibromyalgia - Burt's Bees chapstick, moist towlettes, altoids, initial pocket kleenex, and an adorable travel pill case (which will get SO much use!))
...and another extra - notecards with 3D 'J's' (for JoAnn, me!) with little purple ribbons (for fibromyalgia awareness!)
Also, a wisty surprise! Interchangeable sterling silver pearl earrings with a matching necklace!!! And a little set of purple beaded ones!
NOW, after ALL THAT, we get to the True Blood part of the package! (I know, right?!
A present from Eric! (It had a tag attached, so I know it wasn't taken from him forcefully, plus gift wrapped in this adorable box!) There was also a black garter; it was with a different gift (from Tara's Togs, of course), but definitely was a gift for me, FOR Eric
There was another extra (the cell charm) along with my favorite new bookmark!!!
From the Rattrays, I received a sample of V along with papers for the drops and with instructions!
I got THE most amazing charm bracelet ever! It weighs like 1400 pounds (but is surprisingly comfortable to wear, I'm pleased to report) because it is SO loaded! Tons of red, black, and silver. There are related charms (like a coffin) and it includes a bottle of V. But clearly this bottle is specifically for me to recover from my fibro cause there are also word charms like 'strength,' 'courage,' and 'cure,' along with a ribbon charm!
If you've wondered what I was taking things pictures on, it is THIS:
Which contained (after I removed all the pretty wrapping):
A magical wishing wand all the way from Faery!!! It had suggestions for questions and the inside (if you properly follow the directions which were so perfectly worded) would answer your question in the Globe of the Future!!
For my first question, I asked it the following question: When will I receive the most awesome swap package of my life?
And it's answer...
Okay, I know, that was super corny. BUT clearly you can see I was also right.
It was unbelievable and I am totally going to have to send Arielthemermaid something else to say thanks!