secret santa christmas swap of 2012 is history, but these are the lovely hand-made gifts that came in my Australia package. a lovely hand-knit scarf, an embroidered book mark, 2 adorable knitted christmas ornaments and this beautiful, beaded, 1920s style bag. all hand-crafted gifts and so very thoughtful for me who reads and loves christmas ornaments, lives in a cold climate and a pocketbook diva. sadly, the package i sent has not been received as of yet by the recipient. i do have proof of mailing and have contacted the post office to see if it can be located. while i enjoy christmas swaps, i am wondering if international is wise, given the state of the postal service, or perhaps another time it'll get sent a different method. for some reason, i frequently have issues with mail coming and going from the south portland post office.