OK, I'm not usually the type of person who gets totally excited about christmas time. But I have to say I got really nice gifts this year...
#1: From dad.
My dad gave me some of the most weird stuff I ever got, but this christmas he got me a really good one. He gave me a Swiss Card. It's so nice!
Actually I had told him about this a few weeks before christmas. A friend of a friend showed me hers and I was very excited about it. My dad has a big one pretty much like this:
And I was always fascinated by the amount of cool stuff he would be able to do with it. So I'm pretty excited about my smaller version of it.
#2: From Boyfriend.
There's this great blog written by a friend of his that draws the coolest comics about god, Adam, Eve and a bunch of other characters:
The blog is now so popular he decided to make different products from the characters. The first one is God.
It's all sold out, but i suppose there are a few advantages in knowing the author... I was kinda planning to buy one next year, but Boyfrined gave it to me today!! (Yep, we actually had to wait until today to exchange gifts, cause I spent Christmas at dad's.)
#3: From Stepfather.
Actually I chose this gift myself, but I suppose it still counts... He gave me "The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991", by Eric Hobsbawn.
I have been wanting to read this for a long time, but I never got the courage to spend the money... (I usually don't like to spend money unless I am sure about what I'm going to spend it on) I tried borrowing it from the college library once, but it just didn't work for me. Some books I need to have for myself...
#4: From Mother.
This one was also chosen beforehand and I had also been meaning to buy it for a while.
There's a store in Brasil that sells the funniest stuff. It sells all kinds of fun, modern, cool stuff, and it sells decoration items, clothes, accessories, almost anything. I love their stuff, and had been meaning to get one of their picture frames for a long time. So today we had this hanging on the wall:
I still haven't filled all the pockets yet, but I'll take care of it and then I'll post a picture of the whole thing when it's ready. I'm so excited about it! It'll look gorgeous hanging beside my bed!!
(It's actually quite an achievement to have it already on the wall, considering things usually lay around for months before being set in their proper places in this house. I so look forward to having my own place. Sometimes...)
#5 and 6: From Sister and Grandma.
I don't really have pictures of their gifts, but sister gave me a really cute white skirt (which I will obviously wear for New Year's, I suppose) and grandma gave a great b&w polka dot bikini (which I obviously loved. B&W AND polka dots?? gotta love it!!)