The next Santa came all the way from NEW ZEALAND! He passed by Riverside to drop off presents from Emily and the citizens of Dandelion Creek.
"You wanna show da cards first, Nina," Jemima tells me.
Thank you for reminding me, sweetie! 🙏
Look at all these beautiful cards we received for Christmas!
This one, with the snow bunny is the one we received from Emily! It features a scene from Dandelion Creek.
The adorable baby angel bear came from Cutata in Sweet Berry Valley.
The card with the fancy silver snowflakes came from Maria in Ireland and the note with the delicate handmade flower and leaf came from Drora in Israel.
This gorgeous handmade card and red star was made by Sirkka in Finland.
And finally there is the card made by Fudge's also-mommy, Birgit!
Getting back to the presents, here is one that seems to contain a bar of gold. Just kidding - but it really is very big and extremely heavy!!! 😲
Lucky me! It contained these five AMAZING chocolate bars. 😍 Not only do the flavours sound absolutely delicious, the bars also feature the most elegant packaging ever!
To the side you can see something, that I am sure is meant for Fudge. Thank you, Emily! The reason Fudge is not on this photo, hugging the jar of manuka honey is because after seeing it, he got so happy that he fainted. 😁
The next person to open her gift is Hippolina. Out of the wrapping paper comes precious little Lola-May.
"Isn't she the prettiest little dolly you've ever seen?" exclaims Hippolina. "She even comes with a note that reads: 'Hello! My name is Lola-May and I like to eat berries'. Thank you, Emily! Now I don't have to borrow Jemima's doll Sally anymore! I will take very good care of Lola-May and get fresh berries for her every day."
While Hippolina and Lola-May get better acquainted, Jemima opens a present with her name on it.
"Oooooo!! Look, Mommydaddy! New crayons!"
Jemima is very happy about her crayons and I am sure she will spend many hours of fun drawing pictures for her family and friends.
Now it is Julie's turn to open her present and inside she finds a precious blue bottle containing Lily Perfume!
"Thank you, Emily! How did you know it is my favourite kind?" Julie wonders.
Now comes James who unwraps his very own book of Sudoku!!!
"This is great! I love puzzle books and I have been dying to try out Sudoku!" James says, beaming.
The last one to open his gift is Fudge. He is happy as can be to find a matching woollen rug/blanket in the same colours and pattern as his scarf and cap!
"This will keep us warm all winter, Pickles!" he says as his pet dragon settles down in his lap.
The children have a little something to eat and drink while they wait for more presents to arrive. (They can already hear the next Santa's boots stomping around on the roof.)
💖 THANK YOU, DEAR EMILY 💖
FOR THESE WONDERFUL PRESENTS,
ALSO INCLUDING THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS BANNER AND PICTURES WHICH SOMEBODY SNATCHED AWAY TO DECORATE THE WATER MILL BAKERY WITH.
WE LOVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE SENT US AND ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.
😊 😍 😋