It is a common topic of conversation among my friends about how surprisingly hard the first few years out of college are...from new cities, to figuring out a job you enjoy, to dating and paying your own bills...it is safe to say the past year and half have been challenging for all of my friends. My lovely group of girl friends from Wake has done a good job of keeping up via e-mail, group texts, phone calls, and visits whenever possible. We were spread all across the world last year...but as of September we are all back in America. Just scattered from LA to DC and Seattle to Chapel Hill...and about everywhere in between.
Since we have the standing tradition of exchanging christmas presents via Secret Santa, we did a virtual exchange this year. Emily organized an the secret santas, set the price limit, and gave us a deadline to mail it by December 9th, then the requirement that you e-mailed a selfie upon receiving your gift. It was so fun both buying and receiving the gifts, but I also loved opening my e-mail to new selfies as each person received their gift! It wasn't quite as good as gathering in someone's apartment to exchange gifts like we did in college, but the virtual secret santa was very fun! Here are the selfies we have so far...
I am so thankful for these friends, near and far, and this festive little holiday exchange that brightened this christmas season even more :)