The Green Girl's Ultimate Secret Santa Holiday Gift

The Green Girl received a surprise in the mail from her Secret Santa yesterday.

Before I reveal what I received from my Secret Santa, I would to formally thank Jill from Run With Jill for organizing the Ultimate Holiday Gift Exchange.

So, when I got home from work yesterday, there was a square envelope with a metallic candy cane sticker waiting for me. The return address was from 'Blogger Secret Santa'.

I excitedly ripped open the envelope and pulled out a green Season's Greetings card.

My Secret Santa revealed her hidden identity as Raegun from Diminishing Returns.

Inside the card, was a folded up piece of paper with a hand drawn Keroppi marked 'Open me last. I'm your gift!'.

I opened it up to discover it was a receipt for a generous $20 donation to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation!

Raegun, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most meaningful Secret Santa gift ever. The amount of thought you put into my present means a great deal to me.

I love that you managed to incorporate my favorite things - the color green, my beloved Keroppi, and my passion in life - finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome.

Although children with Angelman Syndrome have normal life expectancies, seizures can sometimes shorten their lives.

This has been a very difficult holiday season for Angelman families who had to say goodbye to their angels when severe seizures took them away.

This gesture from my Secret Santa means a lot to me as my heart goes out to each and every person who was touched by one of these precious angels who passed on this year. And as much as I love my niece, I am anxious to see the day when no child is born with this genetic disorder.


  1. Super Awesome! You got a great gift! Happy Holidays!

  2. WOW!! What an awesome gift!! That is so cool. Happy New Year Green Girl!!

  3. What a great gift idea! In these roomed of acquiring stuff - yournsecret santa delivered!

  4. How awesome was that gift.... right up your alley Green Girl. Let me know if you are gonna run Surf City in Feb.

  5. What a wonderful, thoughtful gift! Happy New Year!

  6. wonderful gift...Happy New Year Girlie!

  7. Great gift! Keep up the good work for your cause.

  8. That is fantastic! Through you, I have made contact with families in South Africa and will hopefully run to raise funds in South Africa next year.

  9. What a thoughtful gift! It's refreshing to hear of someone who gets the heart of season. =)

  10. I'm so glad you liked your gift.....but I'm a little embarrassed that it got to you so late! My apologies.
    Green Girl, I had never even heard of this condition before visiting your blog - thank you for doing your part to raise awareness and compassion. I'm looking forward to following your training and mission!

  11. The PERFECT gift for you, Greenie!!! That's so awesome!

    Happy New Year, sweetie! I hope to see you in 2011 - and for a longer visit next time!! :)

  12. That is a great gift! With people like you bringing awareness to this disease, a cure is sure to come. I hope you had an amazing Christmas and enjoy the New Year!

  13. That's an awesome gift.

    Happy New Year!

  14. Such a thoughtful gift! Hope your New Year is full of the same kind of wonderful surprises!


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