Sunday, 17 October 2010

Secret Santa


We've all been talking about Christmas in the office this week, partly because we've been trying to organise the work's Christmas 'do' and partly because once we get back after next week's half term, the Christmas term will be upon us. We always do a Secret Santa present giving, and one of the ladies in the finance office normally prints off the labels for the tags for us to pull out of the draw. She is super busy at the moment so in a moment of madness I said I'd do them this year. I emailed everyone of the school 'Support Staff' list to ask who wanted to take part and then I watched in amazement as my inbox filled up with names of people to be 'tagged'. TWENTY THREE! I hadn't realised there were so many of us! There are various secretarial offices around the school and I hadn't actually counted everyone up. So now I have 23 tags to make. And just to make life harder for myself, before I knew how many were involved, I said that I would make everyone's slightly different. Silly, silly, silly! So here's a pic of where I'm at. Only four finished so far but I've cut all the basic tag shapes and cut out pretty patterned corners. Punched the holes where the twine will go. And printed off name labels to stick on the back. How cute is this font that I downloaded? It's called JS_Snowbiz and each letter is inside a little snowman character. Some are juggling, some are wearing silly hats, some are singing or bending over, 26 different little snowmen. So now I have until Thursday to get them all finished. There'll not be much housework done around here this week ;-) {any excuse}
Update on the meal last night, it was delicious! The boy done good! If anyone wants to try (or talk their man into trying) the recipe is here. And the mix of two types of potatoes with feta cheese was wonderful. He's still glowing with pride, and looking forward to next week's choice. As am I ;-)

10 comments:

humel said...

lol! Well, they're a thing of beauty - but careful, if you do too good a job, you'll end up doing it again and again...

We do Secret Santa too, but no-one makes tags. While you're in the mood, I could send you a list of all our names...? ;-)

Deb said...

I love that you are making each tag unique, Deb. That is SO something I would do, and live to think "what was I thinking?!?!" Ha.

LOVE the snowman font! I have one that I downloaded from dafonts.com for free that has little Santa hats {called Bonnet) and also a candy cane font {called Candy Cane} that I got for free too. SO cute to use for Christmas tags. Have fun!!!

scrappyjacky said...

That'll teach you,Deb.... especially as they are going to be so lovely that they'll want you to do them every year!!

Karen said...

What beautiful tags Deb and what lucky people to be receiving them.

alexa said...

Gorgeous work - and how special that each one is going to be unique. I hope they appreciate all your lovely work.

Denise said...

I had that job last year and have it this year too - I only have to make seven though ! They look gorgeous and lovely that they are all unique xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I do love that font! Good for you for volunteering; they'll look reallly cool when they're all done.
Rinda

Amy said...

Well done Deb - these little tags look fabulous and I'm sure everyone will appreciate the effort you have put into them.

Well, well MrK .... he might have to send some over!

Sian said...

I think Mel is right - make them all as nice as this and you'll be Mrs Santa every year!

Rachel B said...

They look great Deb, at this rate you will be doing everyones!