Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Secret Santa(s)!

For the last ten nights we've been visited by a secret Santa (or Santas) or, as Susan prefers, mysterious elves! Returning home from wherever we'd been, on the first night this all started we found a small ornamental bell and Christmas stocking hanging from our front door handle. Inside the stocking was a scroll of paper with a ribbon around it. Upon unrolling it, we found the heading Twelve Days of Christmas in a decorative font, followed by this verse:

Christmas is coming and it's the best time of the year!
It gives us all a chance to spread some wonderful "Christmas Cheer."
Now at this special time of year we want to have some fun
So we'll surprise you with a gift before each day is done.
With the twelve days of Christmas we hope we can show
That friends are quite special and we hope our closeness grows.
If it adds some happiness and a little bit of cheer
Then we will be so happy 'cause it's the best time of the year.
Our little gifts are simple but or (sic) love goes with it too.
Remember we are saying Merry Christmas to you!

Well, as you can imagine, we were delighted with this! And, as promised in the note, a gift has been left for us every night since. Though not in this order, we've received a Gingerbread Man decoration kit; an ornamental star; a wooden soldier nutcracker; a bag of chocolate coins; a Christmas songbook; two Christmas mugs with sachets of hot apple cider mix; a spring of holly; two Christmas crackers; a festive candle, and a tic-tac-toe game. There are just two nights left of this fantastically fun mystery, and we have been loving it!

We think we might know who's behind this, but we're not 100% sure. There have been clues unwittingly left in the rhyming notes that have accompanied each gift, and we have an inkling by process of elimination as to who amongst our friends might do something like this. When the twelve days are up, we will confront them to find out if it is who we think it is. If it is not them, then the mystery will continue!

What is particularly awesome about this is that we have absolutely no idea when this person or these people is/are paying visits to our door to leave the gifts. We haven't heard a thing, even though we know visits have been paid when we've been at home. Also, one evening we retired after midnight knowing he, she or they had not been, as we'd checked the door before going to bed, then we rose at 6:00am to discover the gift waiting for us! 

This really has been a hoot! How could something like this fail to brighten someone's day? We've been checking the front door before doing anything else these last nine mornings, therefore immediately kicking off the day with a smile. It's so great!

Anyway, this is likely my last post of the year, so thanks to the few of you that have been reading since Morrison's Nifty Drivelarium & Gubbins Repository was launched. A very Merry Christmas to you all! See you in 2012.

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