My recipient's post:
I have been following the Food52 blog for years; a silent observer, always learning and being inspired by what I read. After contemplating for nearly ten days whether I should/should not participate, I committed by the Thanksgiving deadline. A week later the event coordinator emailed all the participants the name and address of their giftee, along with a few general suggestions, mostly concerning gratitude and manners.
With the package to be mailed by December 16th, the more I thought about what to include, the more I changed my mind. In the end, knowing nothing about the person I was crafting for, other than she lived in Decatur, Georgia, I went with items I would like to receive. Truly, joy is in the giving. It was so much fun to prepare a surprise package for someone, and at the same time know that one was being made for me. I also included the recipes for everything I made. Why, you ask? Because I knew that I would want them.
And the post I made after receiving my package: