So since my Little spoiled me during big little week and decorated my room all week, at activation we spoil them rotten with a basket of goodies. And I went all out. Now I don’t have individual photos of everything that went into it but enjoy some of the highlights!
First thing first, my canvases. Her canvases that she gave me were beautiful so I had to measure up. The first one is just an outline of her home state, Delaware. Her favorite color is red and our sorority color is maroon so I used those colors. The second one is because our family is the “Harry Potter Family” so giving this canvas to our littles is a family tradition. The last one is because we bonded over loving New Zealand and LOTR. I was there this winter for study abroad and she’d just learned she’d been accepted to a program for next winter so I knew I needed a Tolkien Quote with New Zealand featured.
Next I’m sure the eye is drawn to the beautiful letters. I have my fabulous GBig to thank for sewing all of those. I think the marvel letters will be her favorites but hopefully she likes out purple family letters (not pictured) for HP and the others I picked because she likes red.
Of course seeing as me and my little bonded over all things nerdy I had to include some geeky gifts. I got her a Groot Pop thingy to go with the Groot she gave me during big little week. She also got a copy of one of my favorite new books Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell because I’m sure she’ll be able to relate to it as much as me. While I was in line at Barnes and Noble they had a little Outlander Mortar and Pestle that she had fawned over last time we’d been there so I threw that in. I also found this huge wooden book box that opens so I found a nice quote about books with the word little in it. She can keep her poem in it. I had to thrown a Harry Potter Coloring Book in there because we’re the Harry Potter fam. Not too mention the Harry Potter glasses in there that she had to wear and a mason jar full of popsicle sticks with Harry Potter quotes on them.
I also included 2 pieces of drink ware. I copied the mug she gave me so it says “Today I’m Mrs. _____” and her options were Whitethorn, Greenleaf, Blake, Snow, Fraser, Thor. And then her wineglass is “Wee Jamie”. I tried to give it a kilt pattern similar to that of everyones favorite scottish highlanders James Fraser and then decided to just go for it and give the glass some curly red hair and a beard.
The other super nerdy thing in there was the big wooden letter E. It’s black and just has the names of books, movies and TV shows all over it on all sides.
Everything else is pretty much your more standard Big Little Gifts. I had a cute Big/Little picture frame, a little box for her to put her new membership pin in. A little hanging set of letters on a nice Terresan Green background and a tie blanket to cushion the whole basket.
And then the poem I had to write her which gets read aloud by someone else. I thought it was cute. I had plenty of little inside jokes (if you watch Outlander you know the Honeypot reference). And then of course in Fam tradition it had to end with a reference to her Hogwarts house and with our closing line about Hogwarts letters and Greek letter.
But the piece de resistance of the whole basket and what I’m most proud of is the paddle. It is beautiful. It’s fire engine red with “Fire Breathing Bitch Queen” across it, some clashing swords and a vibrant flame. I love it so much. True we’re not supposed to have swears with letters (and it does have letters on it) but technically it is a quote and it’s a Throne of Glass quote so I HAD to do it. I love it so much and think it came out great and if that isn’t enough, my little tweeted it at Sarah J Maas and Sarah LIKED IT!!!!!
That was everything and did I spoil her? Maybe. But I was trying to live up to the fabulous Big Little Week she gave me and almost everything in there was a personal gift of something that helped bring us together so I’ll just say she was worth it. Needless to say I think she was pretty excited…