Passover Present

I was reading an article online and it mentioned the haggadah.  I was pretty sure that this was the book used at Passover seders, but wasn’t 100% sure, so I googled it.  When I did , a picture came up of New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer.  What an amazing coincidence, since he is my friend Leigh’s favorite author and she hosted the very first seder I ever went to.  Well there was only one thing to do – and add to my cart!  I was excited to give it to her in time for her to use at her seder this year.


I wrapped it in tissue paper but couldn’t find a ribbon I really liked.  I remembered a Friday Favorite on mine that I picked a few weeks ago where someone cut out an initial from pages of an old book (My Friday Favorites 03/08/13.)  I found a picture online of the cover of Leigh’s favorite Jonathan Safran Foer book and cut out a letter “L” from it to decorate the package.

wrapping materilas for Leigh

My favorite time to give a present is when I find one I think someone will really like – not because it’s their birthday or the calendar says December 25.  I’m a firm believer in – if you see something someone may like – get it for them – a surprise present will brighten anyone’s day!

L is for Leigh and iLLuminated

My Color Coded Life tip: when wrapping with tissue paper you must use many sheets.  This makes it sturdy like wrapping paper and covers up the gift.  What fun is opening a present if you can already see what it is through the wrapping?

 I hope Leigh and her whole family had a very blessed Passover!

And congrats to my friend Angela who made the 400th comment yesterday!  Prize to come!

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