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The Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Journey of the Sun from May Day to Harvest | John Matthews
70 posts | 2 read | 1 to read
Looks at myths, legends, and ceremonies that honor the sun, and includes a history of ancient cultures that worshiped the sun and songs, meditations, and activities for various festivals.
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Kshakal
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Eggs 👏🏻🌞📚🤗👏🏻 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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Litsy would not let me post last night- so am finally sharing my amazing #summersantagoespostal opening EVENT from a real life Santa @WanderingBookaneer I feel like I won the swap lottery🥰🥰🥰🥰

Ncostell Holy cow! 4y
Freespirit Wow💕 4y
WanderingBookaneer My favorite part was drawing the hints on the envelopes—even if I am by no means an artist. 4y
Chrissyreadit @WanderingBookaneer I loved it- we live with my mom too and she said I need to do that too! It was so much fun to see your thoughts as I opened. 4y
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Krystle13

@scripturient I am at work until 4. I didnt have time this morning to open the box yet. But soon as I get home I am!!!!! My daughter wanted to help. So I agreed. Lol

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VioletBramble
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Happy Summer Solstice to everyone in the Northern hemisphere! 🌞🌼
Happy Winter Solstice to those in the Southern Hemisphere! ⭐️❄️
I had to do my solstice activities at sunrise today because my building has scheduled window washers (inside apartment) for today. I just finished baking Summer Solstice honey cakes. I‘m waiting for them to cool to remove them from the mold. I hope they turn out alright. 🐝

Bklover I would be most happy to taste one for you and let you know how they‘ve turned out!! Beautiful photo, by the way. Happy Summer Solstice to you! 4y
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Kayla.Adriena
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Arrived yesterday ! Update on my package: the books have been shipped directly from Amazon (in two shipments I think) and are expected to arrive the 14th. I'm struggling with filling out the customs form to ship my other items: does anyone know do I have to fill out separate customs forms for more than 4 items? I feel like an idiot. #SummetSantaGoesPostal @Judybskt
@Mitch @BookishMarginalia

Judybskt Woo hoo!! 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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I‘m really struggling with the goodies part of my #summersantagoespostal package. Sigh.

cobwebmoth The swap packages you put together are always amazing, so I'm sure it will all work out, but I'm sorry you're struggling.❤ 4y
LeahBergen You‘re a WONDERFUL swap partner! 😍😍😍 4y
Gaylagal2 Stunning!😎 4y
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BookwormAHN Lovely 🌹 4y
hermyknee You‘ve got this! You can always email me to bounce around ideas 🥰 4y
Avanders Aww what 👆🏽 she said 🥰 4y
Avanders (And beautiful flowers!) 4y
mabell Gorgeous roses! 😍😍😍 And you are an amazing swapper 😊 4y
readordierachel Lovely! 4y
CarolynM Beautiful 😍 4y
CouronneDhiver Nice photo! 4y
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melissajayne
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I filled the form and haven‘t received my match. #summersantagoespostal. I need my match by the 8th. I‘m panicking about it.

Birdsong28 Don't worry. You will get, it will be that it is being released in batches as so many people have signed up for it. I know sometimes it is done alphabetically. 📚📖 4y
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melissajayne
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Anyone know when the matches for the #summersolsticebookexchange are going out? I haven‘t received my match and I would like to have mine, as I have a limited window in order get things.

JenlovesJT47 I got mine a couple of days ago. She might be doing them in batches. 4y
AmyG I also got mine a few days ago. 4y
melissajayne @AmyG I didn‘t get mine 4y
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melissajayne @JenlovesJT47 she said that they have all been sent out. I haven‘t received my match yet. (edited) 4y
AmyG You tagged her, so I am sure she will respond when she sees this. 4y
BookishMarginalia Please check the email you used in the form. That‘s where the match email was sent. 4y
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Jerdencon
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1. Hawaii (or any beach
2. Fruit - cantelopes, cherries
3. Sitting by the pool
4. Sangria, frozen margaritas, seltzers
5. Flip flops
6. By the beach or the pool
7. Tag anyone who wants to play
#summersantagoespostal

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Chrissyreadit
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Love that @hermyknee helps with stalking!!! I‘m patiently waiting for my email -although I am going to see Avengers Endgame tonight. This post totally supports my procrastination efforts!!!
1. Mountains lakes
2. NY style Italian Ice, roasted corn on the cob
3. Garden, floating, hosting friends outside.
4. Water melon water, cucumber water
5. Books and sunscreen
6. Outside
@mabell @cobwebmoth @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
#summersantasurvey

TheWintergarden "Floating" ?? 4y
mabell Great answers! In addition to “sunscreen” I would add “mosquito repellent” 😆 4y
Chrissyreadit @mabell I am planting a 10‘by6‘ anti mosquito garden behind our sitting area. All plants that repel mosquitos. Fingers crossed 4y
mabell Wow that‘s a good sized area! Sounds cool - let me know how it works! We‘ve tried everything! 4y
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melissajayne
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#summersantagoespostal is now open until April 7. Just how to @BookishMarginalia and click and off you go. Here is a link to the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSco6iwDLrc1R8QJyIRCe2j_p7EuGver2v0kC02v...

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stacybmartin
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Just signed up for @BookishMarginalia #SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange! I‘ve been away from Litsy for awhile and just happened to get back on today to see this announcement. It‘s a sign that I‘m back where I belong! I‘ve done several of these exchanges in the past and they are wonderful and so well-organized. Go check out the post by @BookishMarginalia and sign up! So excited to take part again! 🥳📚🌴☀️

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Chrissyreadit
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BookishMarginalia Woohoo! Thanks for sharing! 4y
Soubhiville Yay! 4y
tpixie @BookishMarginalia I'm not participating this year, but I'm excited to see it happening and that you're hosting!!! 🥳📚🎁 ☀️ (edited) 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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@BookishMarginalia sending out advance notice. I‘m feeling my Swap Calendar fill up! Team #summersolsticebookexchange

BookishMarginalia Woohoo! Thanks for the post! 4y
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rather_be_reading
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🌞 Happy 1st day of Summer! 🌞

LazyDays 💗💖😊 wonderful! 5y
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Sue
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I did it - I‘ve signed up for the #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolstice book exchange. Although it will be summer solstice here.

Join in the fun!

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TrishBovell

To my #SummerSantaGoesPostal. I'm out of town and haven't yet opened my package. I will when I return! @BookishMarginalia

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sisilia
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Thank you @Smarkies for the beautiful package 😍 #summersolsticebookexchange

Smarkies I hope you liked what was inside. 😂😂 6y
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KirstieE
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I'm sorry I'm late !
I am so over the moon with my #SecretSantaGoesPostal box ! Emma covered all bases with genres I like, and the bookmarks with my favourite quotes, I teared up ❤️ thank you so much @emmanoble , you are one lovey gal 💕🙋🏻 #SummerSolsticeBookExchange

Thank you @BookishMarginalia , you did an awesome job 🙌🏻

GypsyKat Those little Star Wars bookmarks are too cute! 😍 6y
KirstieE @GypsyKat aren't they ! I've actually wanted them for so long , and to open my present to see them, I squealed 😂 6y
emmanoble Yay I'm glad you loved everything! 💕📚 6y
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LitHousewife
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Mother Nature made sure that the family paid attention tonight. I wish this picture was half as pretty as the sky really looks. #sailorsdelight

LauraBeth Beautiful! 6y
Alfoster Wowie!!!😍😍😍 6y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Thanks to @eanderson for the wonderful #SummerSantaGoesPostal package. A least three of these books are already on my to-be-read list. I'm excited 🤗

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏 6y
eanderson I'm glad you liked it!!!! I've read a few of them and loved them! 6y
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OriginalCyn620
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Okay, how cute is this flamingo paper?! Posting a before pic, because I have to leave right now to get my daughter to an appointment. Something to look forward to when I get back!

BookishMarginalia Love love love that paper! 6y
slategreyskies ☀️🌴🌊🍦😁 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 Awesome wrapping paper! 6y
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OriginalCyn620
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Look what just arrived!!!

BookishMarginalia Yes! I'm so happy! 6y
slategreyskies Yaaaaay!!!! I'm so excited! ☀️ 6y
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Sara_Planz
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My unboxing...#summersolstice

hlgreenfield Those bookish gifts ❤💕💕 6y
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KimM
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Happy Summer Solstice! What a great collection of books I received! Thank you @suvata for the eclectic selections, the beautiful feather bookmark and cool page holder thingy (at least I think that's what is is 😊). And thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing this ❤️ #summersantagoespostal

BookishMarginalia Nice 🎁! 6y
suvata You're welcome and, yes, it is definitely a page holder thingy. 😎 6y
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pocketmermaid
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I woke up this Solstice morning and ran to the Solstice Tree (the fan) to see what the Solstice Fairy left for me! The cats got there first. #SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange

Bookcation74 Love the solstice tree!! 😄 6y
Reecaspieces The solstice tree.....😂😂😂 6y
MicheleinPhilly The solstice tree! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 6y
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Cinfhen Hilarious 😂 the solstice tree 6y
Bks4Wrms 😂😂😂 That comment put a smile on my face this morning! 6y
LauraBrook Hah! I love everything about this! 6y
MayJasper I definitely need a solstice tree 6y
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mom2bugnbee
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First, the sweet bookish gifts from @Suzze . The plastic bag has catnip toys for Sinatra! 😻 I ADORE the necklace; I know it will become a wardrobe staple. And the envelopes for my girls contained Barnes & Noble gift cards! So thoughtful, Suzze! #SummerSantaGoesPostal @BookishMarginalia

Hollie Oh my gosh, these are all so cool! Great job @Suzze 6y
Suzze @Hollie Thanks, Hollie! It was a blast shopping! 6y
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HCBB
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I'm so happy! @teebe thank you so much! I loved everything! Can't wait to read my books! The paper flower was just the best part of my gift!

Loved the Harry Potter candle. I am never lighting that up! I am keeping it forever! Thank you for all the thought and love you put into my gift!

Thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing such a wonderful experience.

#SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange #SummerSolstice #Bookexchange

CouronneDhiver I spot some 🇨🇦 gifts! Woohoo 6y
teebe Yay! I'm glad you like everything, hope you enjoy the Wicked & the Divine. I'm most curious about how you'll like the treats... many people have told me Canadian candy seems sweeter than others. 6y
Carleneishere Ah, smarties! My favorite candy but they're no where to be found here in the US (edited) 6y
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GypsyKat Awesome! 6y
HCBB @teebe yes I will try them today. My husband and kids are super excited too. 6y
HCBB @CouronneDhiver I loved that my secret santa was from Canada too. I've never been there and I feel like I have a piece of your home. 😊 6y
HCBB @Carleneishere I'm sure they can't be found here either. @GypsyKat thank you! 6y
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 6y
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mom2bugnbee
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What do you mean I have 30 more minutes before I can open my #SummerSantaGoesPostal package?

scripturient 😂😂 6y
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GirlMeetsBook
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Okay so I'm not so good at savoring things, but I want to tear into all of this. Thank you soooo much @JoRead it's all so wonderful. ❤️❤️

GirlMeetsBook @JoRead i opened the soap last, but it made the whole box smell pretty and so toward the end I thought maybe you had just sprayed the box! 😂 I sniffed everything. 6y
JoRead @GirlMeetsBook I'm so glad you liked it! Enjoy 😄😊😊 6y
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drokka
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Step 1: Open box.
Step 2: Stand in awe at all the contents
Step 3: Dig in!
#summersolsticebookexchange
#secretsantagoespostal

LeahBergen Yay!! 6y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
MonikaS Yay!!! Hope you like it 😊 6y
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GirlMeetsBook
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
JoRead @GirlMeetsBook I still have another 21 minutes to go but I'm glad you got to open yours 😉 6y
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mom2bugnbee
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Just got home from rehearsal and realized that if I stay up for less than two hours (I envy you #Littens on EST), I can open my #SummerSantaGoesPostal! Who's staying up with me?

And look how sweet @Suzze is. See those yellow envelopes in the back? Those are for my girls! So thoughtful!

Bookworm83 I'll be staying up! 🙋🏼 6y
Texreader Isn't this crazy fun?? It really is like Christmas in June!! 🎁 6y
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GirlMeetsBook
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Sure I have a staff meeting at 8:30 tomorrow morning but you know what? I want to open presents at midnight with the lot of you!! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

melissajayne Love that someone used Christmas paper!! 6y
LibrarianRyan You can make it through the meeting. Fake it, just ask a friend to nudge you if you start to snore. 😁🤓 6y
elkeOriginal Such christmasy wrapping! I love it! 6y
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VioletBramble
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Day 20 #riotgrams #celestial #solstice #summersolstice. It won't actually be solstice here until 0024 on the 21st , that's 12.5 hours away. Happy Summer Solstice to those in the Northern hemisphere! Happy Winter Solstice to those in the Southern Hemisphere! Wishing everyone a fun and blessed solstice.

LauraBrook Omg, I have the same tealight holder, the green garden lady! 😱 6y
VioletBramble @LauraBrook She's my favorite tea light holder. She's the Spiral Goddess and represents internal feminine power, creativity, and the sacral chakra. 6y
LauraBrook @VioletBramble I'll have to tell my massage partner, it's in our room. We found it at a crystal store, all by her lonesome self, and gave her a good home. Good to know what she represents, and is not just a pretty face! 😊 6y
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tpixie @LauraBrook fun info!! 6y
luvamystery65 I thought your tea light lady was Quan Yin. She's lovely whoever she represents. Happy Solstice. 6y
VioletBramble @luvamystery65 Yes, the statue in the back is Quan Yin. Laura and I are talking about the green lady in front of her. 6y
VioletBramble @luvamystery65 Good eye, btw. 6y
luvamystery65 Ah! ...52 year old eyes! 6y
luvamystery65 Now I see and want to know more about the green garden lady! 6y
luvamystery65 Love your mala! ❤️🙏 6y
VioletBramble @luvamystery65 Thank you. It's carnelian, for protection. From Satya jewelry. My yoga studio has workshops with Satya where you can make your own mala. 6y
abbsinwonderland That's beautiful 6y
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leslieseidel
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So very excited for this gem I found in my mailbox!!
🌞🌞🌞 #summersantagoespostal

@BookishMarginalia

KarenUK What a lovely face 💕🐶 6y
britt_brooke Beautiful pup! 💚 6y
elkeOriginal Puppy is excited too 🤣🤣 6y
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mom2bugnbee
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Being mailed tomorrow! I'll be stalking you! 😁 #SummerSantaGoesPostal @BookishMarginalia

scripturient 😍 6y
ReadingOver50 Love that purple wrapping paper 😍 6y
Texreader What fun!!! 6y
tpixie What a fun idea !!! Now maybe this one is coming To Kansas! Anxiously waiting for my package! 📦📚📦 6y
mom2bugnbee @ReadingOver50 That is actually just tissue paper! The color worked perfectly with the paisley wrapping paper. 6y
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GirlMeetsBook
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Please excuse the messy garden, but YAY YAY YAY!! 🎉 #SummerSolsticeBookExchange #SummerSantaGoesPostal #NoFilter

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KimM
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The wait is unbearable 😬 sorry for the delayed picture post, Santa, I had to hide my package from myself to keep from opening it 😂 #summersantagoespostal

kimdegener Omg, I'm glad you posted that. I need to mail mine out! 6y
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Bks4Wrms
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This little box of bookish goodies is headed East across Lake Michigan! (And maybe skimming across another Great Lake 😝) It should arrive Thursday, June 8th. 📪📦📚 #SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange

BookishMarginalia So pretty and cheery! 6y
CouronneDhiver That sounds like it could be coming in my direction. Lol 🤗 6y
CrowCAH I got excited that it could have been mine, since I'm east of Lake Michigan, in Michigan, but no packages arrived today, so it must not be me. 6y
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Samwise_Gamgee
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This is on its way North! Sorry to have kept my #litten waiting! ☀️💌☀️
#summersolticebookexchange #summersantagoespostal

Cinfhen That's a chunker! 😍😍 6y
drokka How far north? *bats eyes* 6y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
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mom2bugnbee
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IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! Identify yourself, #SummerSanta! (I want to be sure that everything inside is wrapped before I open the box.) Even more exciting -- June 21 is my birthday, so it's an extra present to open this year!

Waiting on delivery of one more item to go in my box & then it will be on its way! #SummerSantaGoesPostal @BookishMarginalia

mom2bugnbee Wait... Did I find you, @Suzze? (You're probably asleep. I should be.) 6y
Gissy Wow! That package will be a big birthday surprise!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 6y
Bks4Wrms Great day, that's my twin's b-day too! 6y
Suzze It's me!!! I was so excited to get to send to one of my Litsy pals! Yes, it is all wrapped! @mom2bugnbee 6y
mom2bugnbee @Suzze Whoop! I'll take an opened pic later. Thank you so much! 😘 6y
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AprilMae
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And we are ready to be mailed!!! I've had so much fun picking out fun things and I hope my Litten enjoys what I picked!!! #secretsantagoespostal #summersolsticeexchange

@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia Love the dots! 6y
AprilMae @BookishMarginalia me too! Thank goodness I still had some left to re-wrap it all after the water issue lol 6y
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Betty
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Came home LATE tonight to find this box of goodies! #summersolsticebookexchange #summersantagoespostal Thanks @ralexist Can't wait to open!

BibliophileMomma Lovely! 6y
merelybookish Pretty! 6y
JoRead That is a some beautiful wrapping paper 😍😍 6y
Gissy So pretty!! 6y
tpixie Yippee!!! 6y
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KimM
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Fun stuff heading to Maryland today. 😮#summersantagoespostal

Merethebookgal Love the wrapping papers! 6y
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Leelee.reads
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Still waiting for the rest of the #summersantagoespostal books and goodies to arrive so I can send them all off to a Litten who must be wondering if s/he was forgotten about. Rest assured, I'll do everything I can to get it there by Solstice! #summersolsticebookexchange @BookishMarginalia

CouronneDhiver Looks great! 6y
drokka Love the paper! 6y
BibliophileMomma Lovely! 6y
Hollie Cute paper! Is it me?! 6y
Reviewsbylola Very pretty. I always feel like I send mine out last but we still have three weeks. Plenty of time! 6y
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Leelee.reads
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Still waiting for the rest of the #summersantagoespostal books and goodies to arrive so I can send them all off to a Litten who must be wondering if s/he was forgotten about. Rest assured, I'll do everything I can to get it there by Solstice! #summersolsticebookexchange @BookishMarginalia

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drokka
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This wee parcel will be meandering through the postal service beginning Monday. #summersolsticebookexchange #summersantagoespostal

DGRachel Pretty! 6y
Nat_Reads That is so pretty!!!! 6y
Soubhiville Nice paper selection! 6y
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AshleyS Beautiful wrapping! 6y
Gissy Yeah!!! ❤👏👏👏👏 6y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 6y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻💖 6y
writerlibrarian Lovely 😊 6y
tpixie Lovely!!! 💕💕💕 6y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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My package arrived!! How many days until June 21?? I'm not sure but I think it's from @kspenmoll - am I right? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍😍

Jess_Read_This I love Himalaya Salt lamps! 💕 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Jess_Read_This I do too. Their light is the best! 6y
kspenmoll You guessed correctly- it's that Tville CT address giveaway?! I had such fun putting the box together; I hope you enjoy its contents. Doesn't June 21 feel far away right now?! ❤️📚🎉🤶🏻🌞🎁📦 6y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll Yay! I wouldn't have guessed without "meet the Littens" the other day! I'm so excited to see what you've sent. But I promise I'll wait until the solstice! ?? 6y
Gissy 📚👏👏👏👏 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gissy It's almost time!! 6y
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emmanoble
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The one & only, completely boring picture I have of my #SummerSantaGoesPostal box because I forgot to take others! #fail As of today, it's on its way to someone in Sydney..should be there in a few days time! 📚 #SummerSolsticeBookExchange

readinginthedark Not boring! That paper is so pretty! 😍 6y
emmanoble Haha thanks! It's soo shiny & pretty in person 😍 @readinginthedark 6y
Nat_Reads Beautiful paper! 6y
Gissy I agree not boring at all! 😍 6y
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