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About The Coolest Christmas Exchange Gift Ever (2 Pics)

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Over the past several years I've done Christmas exchanges with a lot of folks here and all have been a fantastic time. This year in the SMF exchange I had the honor of being paired up with our very good friend Warren ( HalfSmoked HalfSmoked ). Not only was this a ton of fun, it was also somewhat difficult for both of us. Kinda hard to figure out gifts for somebody with little or nothing they need or lack for as well as knowing little or nothing about the person. I tried to put together a nice package for him but it was wracking my brain to come up with stuff. Well, I got his package a couple of days ago and was blown away. There was an amazing assortment of regional goodies in there that I'd never seen or heard of but I'm gonna love using. As I was getting the last item out of the box, I was left pretty much speechless. He'd indicated that he was waiting for his wife to finish up something before he could get the box sent out. No problem at all...I'm patient. I was expecting cookies or something of the sort. What she created for me was about the most thoughtful and creative gift I've ever received. The personal touch to it just kinda blew me away.

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The personal aspect of this takes on a whole different meaning for me. Tracy is huge into crafting, primarily quilting though. I'm well aware of the time and effort that goes into making something like this. To go to that length for a total stranger is beyond words. All I can say is THANK YOU and I sure wish the world had more people in it like yourselves. It'd be a far better place, that's for sure. This was just too cool and I had to share. Now I just have to figure out if I'm gonna use it and chance messing it up or build a nice glass enclosed frame for it and display it on the patio. I'd sure hate to set this thing on fire...and I tend to do things like that once in a while :emoji_laughing:

Happy New Year everybody!!
Robert
 

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That's a wonderful one-of-a-kind gift Robert, most likely made to be used. RAY
 

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Outstanding gift! Handmade items are always special. I know, Thanks Robert...JJ
 

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Very cool gift. As Ryan stated you have to wear clothes under that
 

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That's awesome man. Very cool of Warren and his wife to do that for you!
 

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That is one great gift, Robert. Nice idea, Warren.
 

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Glad you appreciated the gift Robert and I for sure enjoyed yours. Go ahead wear it may be a reason to request a replacement if you happen to scorch it. :emoji_wink: :emoji_smile:

Warren
 

xray

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That’s a pretty neat and thoughtful gift from Warren.

With your desire to go au naturale, I could see some pretty interesting tan lines happening soon!
 

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That is incredibly thoughtful. Wonder if his wife could make a living selling custom things on here??? If she is up for it count me in!!! That is really cool.
 

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That is one awesome gift, Warren. Personal is always appreciated. Robert, thanks for sharing. Happy New Year everyone!
 

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Thanks for all the likes and thoughtful comments they are appreciated.

Warren
 
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HalfSmoked

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That is incredibly thoughtful. Wonder if his wife could make a living selling custom things on here??? If she is up for it count me in!!! That is really cool.
Thanks for the thought but she uses it for R&R if turned into a business it would take the fun out of it.

Warren
 

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