Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Get Togethers

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I talked about recently the Secret Santa that is undertaken at my book group. Essentially we select a name from a hat, the gift should be to the value of £15 and must include a book. Once wrapped the gift only bears the recipient’s name on and not the name of the giver.

We meet for lunch, have some mulled wine and a lovely afternoon. We each open our gift then spend time chatting about them and trying to work out who gave each other gifts. It is fun, and a good way to spend a lovely afternoon. Over the last few years I have given books by Neville Shute and JK Rowlings. I usually include a sweet treat and something for a nice bath. This year the recipient also received a small candle.

Lunch was delicious as was the mulled wine!

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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