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Just like I'm sure many of you do, we have a secret santa tradition here in the Crafts Dept. Its pretty nice, because we all give eachother things we've made especially for the person assigned to us. So we all get together for dinner, sometimes at a restaurant and sometimes at someone's house, to open our presents and have general holiday cheer. There is quite a complicated tradition as to the order of the present opening that I wont get into... but in summary we open them one by one so everybody can admire each gift and pass it around. Anyway, the stakes are pretty high, frankly, because there are some serious crafters among us! This year, for mysterious reasons, the theme seemed to be necklaces... anyway below are some (admittedly very badly lit!) pictures of our party.

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Morgan's gift to Marcie- she sprayed cardboard boxes silver for a modern wrap

1 Morgan's gift to Marcie- she sprayed cardboard boxes silver for a modern wrap

Nick's gift for Silke- tucked in a large gray envelope for a sophisticated and reusable wrap.  I love the festive tassle affixed on top.

2 Nick's gift for Silke- tucked in a large gray envelope for a sophisticated and reusable wrap. I love the festive tassle affixed on top.

My gift for Corinne- a blue paper bag serves as the wrap, with colorful raffia and handmade holiday brooches to secure it.

3 My gift for Corinne- a blue paper bag serves as the wrap, with colorful raffia and handmade holiday brooches to secure it.

Hannah gave nick several blank notebooks with simple gold charms tucked inside.

4 Hannah gave nick several blank notebooks with simple gold charms tucked inside.

Jodi's gift has a vintage feel, with this mesh Christmas stocking.

5 Jodi's gift has a vintage feel, with this mesh Christmas stocking.

Marcie's giftwrap- all red and white patterns- was very festive!

6 Marcie's giftwrap- all red and white patterns- was very festive!

Laura used an Ikea wrapping paper with a handmade tag for Morgan's gift.

7 Laura used an Ikea wrapping paper with a handmade tag for Morgan's gift.

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