All of this started when I signed up for another RedditGifts exchange.
If you've never heard of RedditGifts, well, you should go check it out. Picture secret santa, but themed around your favorite fandom/hobby/what have you and at random, non-Christmas times of year. There's an actual Christmas/winter-holiday-of-choice themed exchange, which is I think how the whole site started, but it's expanded a lot since there. This is my third exchange and I'm so stoked, for these reasons:
- The exchange is Game of Thrones themed. I've read the books and I love the show and I'm pretty excited to see what a smaller, more narrowly-themed exchange is like.
- I had the greatest idea for my gift. More on this later - it'll probably be its own post. But I'd already been thinking of a great GoT-themed present, with nobody to give it to because most of my friends aren't nearly as nerdy about GoT houses as I am, when this exchange was announced. Which brings me to point 3...
- My match is fantastic. I'm not going to post too much about her here, partially because she deserves some privacy and partially because that's a matter for another post. But she filled out a lovely, long profile that really helps pick out an exciting gift, and she pretty much explicitly stated that she would be down for the gift I had in mind. It's almost like she knew.
Anyway, this all started when I signed up for the Game of Thrones exchange, but this post isn't really about that. Long story short, I was worried I wouldn't get her real gift in the mail in time, so I came up with a quick craft I could send her so she'd know I didn't forget about her and also so that I wouldn't get kicked from the exchange. That's where these coasters come in.