Saturday, January 10, 2009

Last Christmas: Christmas Cards & Gifts I Received

This year, oops I mean last year, I had an abundant harvest :P I received gifts and cards from family and friends. Thanks to everybody who bring joy to my life, especially friends from overseas making an effort to post them to me. I'm always very excited to receive something for me in the mailbox instead of bills and advertisements. Anyways would like to share my happiness with whoever dropping by :)

First, with no fail ever since I was born, are presents from my parents. This year I got a nice necklace and bangle. Finally got a necklace to hang my 21st year old "key". Well, a bit too late (not too old, mind you) to wear it after 6 years, but I'm still glad I get to wear it. Hahaha. This year I also had a lovely gift from my sister - Clear Stamps!!!...... So thoughtful of her to get me something I really love and that it was getting near Chinese New Year, she got me something very asian. Lovely~~~
This is the first christmas card I received this year. Its from Grace @ London. The santa is a magnet!! Isn't that cool? Hehehe. And even the cute stripped envelope and snow white queen stamp is nice. Love 'em all.
Then I got this simple card from Marlene @ Beijing, but its wierd that the mail comes from Miri, Malaysia though, keep forgetting to ask her HOW. Hahaha. Very nice as usual. She's great with color matching.
Every year Pandan will organize Christmas carolling. And every year we will go to Zi Ping family's place. AND every year everyone of his guest will receive a present. This year is a nice white mug (perfect feel for coffee :p). His wife, Ze Ming, one of the most creative ladies I've ever met, wrapped the mug in red and green 纱布'sha bu' (something like transparent cloth, sorry I don't know the word for it). And the wrapping creates a nice pattern. Diligently nice, simple & elegant too I would say.
Ahui bought many beautiful 3D cards this year. These cards are from Taiwan, very creative the way the 3D graphics are designed, and very cheap! They are ideal for decorations on desktops and christmas trees too. I received 2 from him, which he wrote in front of me some more :p, but old buddies liao, nevermind la. Hahaha. Aren't they fancy??
Iggy and Yvonne got this cute santa for everybody in Pandan Youth Fellowship. Many of them worked really hard for the christmas celebration program so this was also their intention as a token of appreciation.
Audrey @ Melbourne posted a card and a christmas gift for me. But haizzz, it got lost in the air. However its the thought that counts and I'm still very thankful for them eventhough I still don't know what the gift is. Thanks Yiing!

4 comments:

marlene said...

so sweet :) Oh.. me ah... i prepared all my cards for friends in Malaysia in October (very early hor) and sent to my mum in when i met her in Taiwan :p So she posted for me from miri loh :p Hee hee. This CNY - i will post them by myself from KLIA - since i have to overnight there :(

Shera said...

aaahhh..... dat's the trick ya. How long is your transit in KL? My CNY cards will be last minute again... Haiz. Need to get stamps made on Monday :) Can't wait.

marlene said...

aiyo - you will addicted to custom made stamp too. I wont bring any card making stuff back this time - but will try to make some nice stamps. He, where you make your stamp? can email you and tumpang make ah? cheap?

Shera said...

sure just send em to me. In fact I'm making 2 sets of some CNY wordings - 1 for another friend. hehehe. I make in a shop near my place. Price quite ok, 2"X4" - RM20, 1/2" x 2" - RM4. What do you think? But quality lack a bit lo. depend if you are fussy about it o not lo. hehehe.