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Christmas Eve: From the Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent | Washington Irving
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Magpiegem
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From my -very excited- family to yours, wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas full of joy (and new books) Have a great day tomorrow xxx

BookDragonNotWorm Those smiles!!! What a great picture! Merry Christmas! 4w
DinoMom Adorable 4w
AmyG They are too cute. Merry Christmas 🎄 4w
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Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 4w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Reggie What a great photo. Merry Christmas! 4w
Chelsea.Poole Cuties! Merry Christmas 🎄 4w
Magpiegem Thank you @BookDragonNotWorm @DinoMom @AmyG @Bookzombie @Cathythoughts @Reggie @Chelsea.Poole They had a great Christmas. I hope you all did too 😊🎄 4w
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wideeyedreader
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Ahhhh!!! I‘m so, so excited about this book @ozma.of.oz !! Thank you so much for the beautiful book and delicious chocolate, and thank you for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

ozma.of.oz I really enjoyed it, and I hope you do too! Merry Christmas! 1mo
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monalyisha
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Enjoying some freshly baked brioche bread (a gift from our upstairs neighbors) with local raspberry thyme jam, & preparing to open my #JolabokaflodSwap gift.

DinoMom The bread and jam sound amazing! 1mo
Karkar That looks and sounds delicious 😋 4w
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Catsandbooks
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So sorry I forgot to post that I received my #jolabokaflodswap package!!

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wen4blu
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Oops! With the craziness of the holidays I totally forgot to post when I sent my #jolabokaflodswap !
It‘s headed north and should arrive in a day or two.

@MaleficentBookDragon

Mitch Beautiful 1mo
PatriciaU I‘m thinking this beautiful package is what came today! Thank you! 1mo
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MommyOfTwo
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My #jolabokaflodswap package is on its way!

MommyOfTwo @Chili have you gotten your package? It says it was delivered Tuesday. 1mo
Chili @MommyOfTwo I haven‘t gotten anything. Was it delivered by USPS? 1mo
Chili @MommyOfTwo Yay! It is here. My daughter always checks the mail and didn‘t let me know it was here. Thank you!!!! 1mo
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Mitch
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It‘s here! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

#jolabokaflodswap

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TheRiehlDeal
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Just signed up for my first #jolabokaflodswap !

You can check @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s post for the deats.

🎅🎄

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TieDyeDude
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Merry Christmas Eve! Best wishes to all for the New Year.

vivastory This is the most festive thing I've seen since this:
https://twitter.com/kirstwithanie/status/1339532199645868034
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erzascarletbookgasm Happy Christmas 🎄 13mo
kspenmoll Happy Holidays! 13mo
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AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 13mo
Kdgordon88 Merry Christmas! 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego H💚 H💚 H💚❣ 13mo
batsy Happy holidays! 13mo
Eggs Merry Christmas 🎄 13mo
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TieDyeDude
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My Jólabókaflóð gifts from my fiancee

Cathythoughts The Little Prince ✨ 13mo
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booksandsympathy
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Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Almost done with food prep, then I'll settle down under a warm blanket with a cup of herbal tea and read this short story.

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OriginalCyn620
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Each year on Christmas Eve, we let the girls open one gift of their choosing.
#wintergames2020 #merryreaders #holidaytradition 20+1=21pts

mdm139 That‘s nice. We let our boys open a gift too, but it is the Christmas Eve box - everyone gets matching pajamas and a new movie. They know what is inside but it satisfies the need to open one. 13mo
MoonWitch94 We do that too!! Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 13mo
OriginalCyn620 Merry Christmas to you too @MoonWitch94! 13mo
OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome @mdm139! Merry Christmas! 13mo
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Mitch
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For those of you that fancy something different this afternoon - perhaps with an audio book playing in the background - try this 300 piece electronic puzzle! It‘s quite addictive!
#joinin
https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?url=aHR0cDovL2xp...

rabbitprincess I love this website! It is super addictive 😆 13mo
Mitch @rabbitprincess it‘s new to me - just discovered it today via the National Archives. But I‘ll be back for sure! 13mo
Nute Ooooh, thanks for the link. I have never tried an electronic puzzle. This is a solution for the dilemma, ‘Where am I going to keep this puzzle while I‘m putting it together?‘🤗 13mo
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Mitch @Nute absolutely. Also a good cure for ‘how also I stop my 3 kitties and 1 puppy from hiding/ chewing/ stealing/ eating all the pieces! 🤣 (edited) 13mo
Nute Yes! I just completed the same one shown in your post. What FUN!😊 13mo
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for sharing, looks fun! 13mo
wanderinglynn Fun! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! ❤️💚🎄 13mo
Gissy Lovely!👌❤️💚❤️💚 13mo
CoffeeNBooks Neat! Thanks for sharing! 13mo
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AmberWB
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Woohoo! One of my #jolabokaflodswap packages has arrived! 😊😊

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @MaleficentBookDragon

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh good! Ho ho ho❣ 13mo
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Karkar
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My package is on its way. So excited! #Jolabokaflodswap

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing

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MommyOfTwo
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My package arrived today! The book I ordered should be here Thursday and I will get it sent Friday morning. I will post again when it is sent.

Jadams1776 Yay glad it made it! 13mo
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Mitch
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It‘s here! @Emilymdxn 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

#jolabokaflodswap

Emilymdxn So glad it got there okay!!! 13mo
TheKidUpstairs Ooh.. pretty wrapping! 13mo
Mitch @TheKidUpstairs gorgeous isn‘t it 😍 13mo
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Mitch
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Leaving nothing to chance - my #jolabokaflod is in the mail today 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Cathythoughts
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Here I go off to the post office with my #Jolabokaflod Swap..... 😘🌲🌲
Thanks again Michelle for organizing this sweet swap 📚 & 🍫 & Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas to you ❤️. #jolabokaflodswap

LeahBergen I love the wrap! 14mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! It‘s so exciting, getting it all ready & sending it off ... it‘s just so nice 14mo
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Booksnchill
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My Christmas Eve dinner or Lobster gratin, spinach and fried Proscuitto salad and asparagus with Toasted garlic bread and my Jolabokaflod swap gifts right before openning- @Chrissyreadit hit it out of the park! Happy Christmas Eve - now to eat, drink and read!

Chrissyreadit Wow! Love this picture! 2y
Booksnchill @Chrissyreadit thanks- making a big dent in the chocolate truffles with espresso- so good! (edited) 2y
Megabooks Yum!! 2y
Leftcoastzen That looks lovely! 2y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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We eat chili and watch It's A Wonderful Life. The kids get to open one package - always Christmas PJ's and new Christmas books. We set out treats for Santa & the reindeer.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayTradition
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+26 points (Tuesday total = 67 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 2y
Tertubotn Opening presents! Christmas Eve is the big day where I‘m from, with turkey dinner and exchange of gifts. 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves @Tertubotn I grew up opening all the gifts on Christmas Eve as well. When we had our own kids, we changed a few traditions to make them feel right for our own family. 2y
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Cosyreader
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My favourite Christmas Eve tradition is going to see my grandparents on my dad‘s side ❤️ we usually go out for a Chinese buffet on Christmas Day so my mum cooks our “traditional” Christmas dinner for Christmas Eve instead! #wintergames #readnosedreindeer #sharedholidaytradition

StayCurious How nice! +21 2y
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AmberWB
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@BarkingMadRun Thank you so much!! I can‘t wait to jump in to this book!!! And My kids are already circling my chocolate. 😁😁 Thanks again and Merry Christmas! @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

BarkingMadRun Lol tell them hands off! Lol 2y
MaleficentBookDragon 🎅 🤶🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 2y
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Kshakal
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Christmas Eve has always been a special day in my family... since becoming an adult I would go out to my parents and we would bake cookies, Frost them, go to Christmas Eve mass, share a big meal and open our presents... this year with dad gone it is looking different but I still am going to spend time with my mom. #sharedholidaytradition #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Bookworm54

TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 2y
Bookworm54 Sounds lovely :) 26 points 2y
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Scochrane26
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This is a pic of my church, where I‘ll be later today. It‘s a small church that I‘ve been going to since childhood. My family also attends this church, so it‘s a #sharedholidaytradition This service is my favorite of the year because it‘s quiet, & I get to see some friends that are in town. I‘m the elder in charge today, & we are doing communion for the 1st time on Christmas Eve. 20pts #wintergames #thefilthyanimals @StayCurious @Clwojick

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LauraBeth
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Party of One at the Starbucks Cafe inside Barnes & Noble on Christmas Eve.

Karisa Wow! Calm before the storm? That quiet is not going to last for long. 😊 2y
Cinfhen It looks deserted!!!!! Enjoy 2y
LauraBeth @karisa there is still no one here! 😂 2y
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LauraBeth @Cinfhen still no one here at 11:15. NO ONE! Totally deserted. 🤔 2y
Cinfhen That‘s so odd!!!! I would have sworn you were in a collage library 😂😂😂😂😂Merry Christmas ❤️💚❤️💚 2y
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re getting a little “me” time before all the hoopla. Merry Christmas to you and all your adorable fur babies. ❤️🎄🎅🏻📚 2y
TNbookworm Oh what a perfect spot, it looks so peaceful! 2y
LeahBergen Enjoy the hell out of that little party! 😘😘 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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#jolabokaflodswap @DoctorMirabilis1267 @dgingo thank you both so much! Perfect book and chocolate choices!!! I‘m limited in sweets due to Keto but am thinking one tiny piece a day will be ok and totally perfect!!!! 😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️

MaleficentBookDragon Very nice! Happy #Jolabokaflod! 2y
Sapphire I love those candles/tree decorations 2y
Chrissyreadit @Saphire Thankyou! 2y
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dgingo Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything! It‘s all vegan chocolate, too, as you prefer. And, dark chocolate has less sugar, so that‘s better for keto, too! Win win! Merry Christmas and Happy Jolabokaflod! 🎁📖🍫 2y
Chrissyreadit @MaleficentBookDragon thank you for organizing! I know this is a lot of work! 2y
Chrissyreadit @dgingo yes!!! It really made for a perfect Jolabokaflod! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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#creepyChristmasswap opening day is here!! Thank you @EH2018 ! Perfect! I love having a new pair of socks sooo much! And your book choices were just right! 😘❤️❤️❤️ edited because I completely forgot to tag and thank @teebe for a great job organizing!

EH2018 Yay! Glad you like!! I loved Hyperbole and a half! Enjoy!! 📚🎄💕 2y
readordierachel Hyperbole and Half is so good ❤ 2y
LeahBergen The Elementals is so (retro) good! 👍🏻 2y
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StayCurious
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Happy Christmas Eve! Share your favourite tradition down below for 5 points. If you go into real detail, repost, maybe share a picture with us, I‘ll count that as a #SharedHolidayTradition and give you 20 more points!

Allylu Making Cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. 2y
overtheedge Baking cookies 2y
CaitZ @StayCurious Sorry I've been out of touch, I came down with something. I usually spend Christmas Eve with last minute gift wrapping and cleaning. 2y
Mogoeg Sorry! I've been sick and then everyone else was sick! Christmas Eve was my grandfather's birthday. He passed away years ago, but we still have salmon (his favorite) & a cake to celebrate! 2y
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Texreader
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Our family opens gifts. When I was little, we‘d go out to eat dinner & Santa would visit while we were away. My mother would routinely “forget her purse” & rush in to eat the cookies, drink milk, etc. Once we were old enough to understand, her forgetfulness that one day of the year was quite hilarious. My husband‘s family opened on Christmas Eve too. So we continued my family‘s tradition until recently.

#wintergames #tmskellington

coffees 6pts!! 12-24 (edited) 2y
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Meaw_catlady
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Yay!!!! Shiny!! Here‘s a look at the package I received from @Avanders for #JolabokaflodSwap !!! Can‘t wait till Christmas Eve!!! Looks like you were extra generous! ❤️❤️❤️🎄

Avanders Lol honestly I just wasted a lot of packaging space 😳😜 Yay!! Can‘t wait til Jolabokaflod day! 🎄♥️ 2y
Meaw_catlady @Avanders well it is beautiful!! 2y
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Soubhiville
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In case anyone in the Austin TX area missed my last post about this:
I‘ll be hosting my second annual Jolabokaflod Bookswap party on December 24 from 7-10 pm.

Bring a book that you loved to swap, and go home with another beloved book. We‘ll share desserts, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and talk books.

Let me know if you‘d like more information. Please tag Littens you know who live nearby. ❤️💚❤️💚

Megabooks @Rachel.Rencher I knew there were Austin littens that met. Hope this helps! 2y
Eggs Will it be in central Austin or will it b in Pflugerville? Thanks 2y
Soubhiville @Eggs it‘s at my house in Pflugerville! Can you make it? You‘re also welcome to bring bookish family/ friends. My email is magicbelly@gmail.com if you‘d like more info and my address 😁. It‘s currently a very small gathering- 5 bookclub ladies and my husband (although he‘s likely to just say hi and then disappear.) 2y
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Bookzombie Thanks for tagging me! I can‘t make it due to family stuff, but it sounds like so much fun!! 2y
Mitch What a wonderful Christmas Eve this sounds ❤️ 2y
Texreader Oh wish I could come! How awesome of you!!! 2y
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Jennick2004
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Got my #JolabokaflodSwap package...not sure who to tag 🤣🤷‍♀️

kellyann28 It is me! Sorry I am horrible about remembering to put my handle on stuff 😂😂 2y
Jennick2004 @kellyann28 no worries!!! 2y
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Mitch
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The package has arrived! Now I need to exercise patience until Christmas Eve! 😩

#jolabokaflod

Deifio I'm so glad it came on time! 😅 Lovely tree btw 🎄 2y
Mitch @Deifio thank you honey. BTW the tree is missing decorations on the lowest branches due to cats destroying baubles! 2y
wanderinglynn Speaking of packages, did you get one from me? I mailed it at the beginning(ish) of the month. 2y
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Mitch @wanderinglynn it came today my lovely. 🥰 2y
wanderinglynn Yay! So relieved it arrived! ❤️ 2y
Gissy Yes, it is so hard that wait time! I have mine in front of me😱but those books (from 2 different swaps) are the only books I will receive in Christmas as gifts! 📚😍❤️❤️❤️so I can't wait but at the same time those packages give joy because I will have something to open in Christmas 🤗I think I will wait until December 25th to open them at 12:01 am😳😀 2y
Mitch @Gissy waiting is all part of the fun! 🎅 2y
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LMJenkins
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My #jolabokaflodswap gift is here! I‘m very excited and I‘m putting it under the tree. My gift will be going to it‘s recipient tomorrow morning! 🌲🎁 📚 @MaleficentBookDragon

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Hooked_on_books
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It‘s here, it‘s here! Now the agony of waiting another week to open it. 😬 I‘ve stashed it away so as not to succumb to temptation.

#jolabokaflodswap

juls29 Have fun! 2y
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bookish_wookish
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My #jolabokaflodswap headed out today!! Should make it in plenty of time!

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morgankaileigh1
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Shipped my #Jólabókaflóðswap packages today! I love Amazon 😍

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julesG
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Look what I found on my doorstep this morning!

A #JolabokaflodSwap parcel from Denmark. Thank you @Kalalalatja!

Now I'll just need to hide it from myself until Christmas Eve.

Like the stamps! They remind me that I still haven't been to Roskilde. 😉

@MaleficentBookDragon

erzascarletbookgasm Yeah the stamps! 😍 2y
Kalalalatja I‘m glad you guessed it was me, I forgot to write the tag and my handle on the envelope 😅 2y
Kalalalatja And the stamps definitely say “Danish Vikings” 😂 2y
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batsy Those stamps are very cool! 2y
squirrelbrain How exciting - and I love the stamps too! 2y
julesG @Kalalalatja It wasn't very difficult. The hard part is not tearing open the envelope before 12/24 😉 2y
Kalalalatja Well, the book is wrapped, but the chocolate isn‘t, so you‘ll only spoil half of the surprise 😉 unless you tear of the wrapping paper, too, of course 😂 2y
julesG @Kalalalatja I put it in the drawer next to my kids' Jolabokaflod books. I'll find it on the 25th by the latest. 2y
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overtheedge
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Movie : Christmas Eve. 1947. Prime
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #hallmarkbingo....life lessons learned. #booktomovie

StayCurious I love the classics! +6 2y
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AmyG
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Oh the weather outside is frightful - a fairly horrendous 39°C/91°F day today - hopefully the chocolate won‘t have melted ? the rest of the week looks ok, weather wise - so fingers crossed

#JolabokaflodSwap

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julesG
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It's off to a lovely Litten in Europe.

#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

CaroPi Fancy package 2y
julesG @CaroPi Couldn't not get this golden envelope. 2y
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Mitch
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#jolabokaflodswap

It‘s in the post! Can‘t wait until Christmas Eve to share in everyone‘s books and sweet treats!

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Karisa
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#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

All boxed up and out to ship Monday! Thanks for organizing this massive, fun Litsy swap, Michelle!

#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious @Clwojick

coffees 1pt!! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Ohhh. I love Moose Munch! 2y
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Pogue
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Super excited to be shipping out my #JolabokaflodSwap tomorrow! @MaleficentBookDragon thank you so much for hosting this awesome swap!

@SamAnne start watching your mailbox in a few days!!

SamAnne Woot woot! Yours will be headed out by Monday!!!! 2y
SamAnne @TheNerdyProfessor oh whoops—i guess I‘m sending to another Litten! 2y
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cleoh
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@MaleficentBookDragon is hosting this lovely swap! Come join! As per the tradition in Iceland, send one book and one chocolate for someone to open on Christmas Eve and spend the rest of the night curled up reading 💕 #JolabokaflodSwap

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Mitch
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I love this tradition... tried it with Mr K last year - he loved the chocolate but not the reading part! Just signed up to share the experience with my book family! Come join in the fun... big thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon ???

#jólabókaflódswap

julesG @AmyG 👏👏👏 I wanted to suggest something similar. 😁 2y
AmyG @JulesG 👊🏻 2y
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Blaire I signed up as well! I haven‘t done a swap in a couple of years but this one sounds perfect. 2y
Mitch @amyg that‘s perfect- I‘m definitely getting him that 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼You‘re a wonderful personal shopper! 🤣 2y
Mitch @julesG you guys know us well! 2y
Mitch @Blaire I loved it last year. 👍🏼 2y
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umbrellagirl
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#JolabokaflodSwap is back! Hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon
You send ONE BOOK (only one) and some chocolate to another Litten to be opened the evening of Dec. 24th. Then you spend the evening in bed reading your new book and eating chocolate. Heaven, right? Sign up here:
https://forms.gle/daiAEa3L5cTzWVjX8