Every year we like to do something to celebrate Christmas as a group, and this year our esteemed member, Jeeps, came up with the idea of The Twelve Days of GOGvent (GOGs being the group name). The idea is that we draw a name, and buy 12 presents for our swappee, one for each day from today, with the present for the 25th being slighter larger, or of a bigger monetary value. In previous years we've had GOGvent which lasted every day of December, secret Santa, where we buy one gift for one person to open on the big day, and many other non-Christmas swaps, including circle journals, calendar and ATC swaps. It's so lovely to be part of such a wonderful, supportive group, who love you no matter what (even if you're furry and tend to eat the group chocolate rations!) taking part in our version of Advent is a lovely way to celebrate our long lasting friendship.
This is our GOGvent parcel, from as yet unknown sender, we all find out who has sent our parcel on Christmas day
The bears were so excited to receive our parcel, and have been prodding and poking ever since, apart from Wilbear of course, who is much more reserved and unexcited, being an older and more curmudgeonly bear.
We have some beautiful tags on our presents
All of which we will keep, and use in some way.
Today, Horace and Cedric shared the present opening ceremony, with the other bears looking on longingly, they'll get their turn another day
This was today's most scrummy present
Making Memories journal tags!! Now we all know how the bears love tags, and these are almost too nice to use. Maybe we'll just sit and stroke them instead.
With love from the bears.