Before the party, each of us will choose a gift for another person, and we draw straws to decide who we’ll choose present for. Nobody knows others’ present and whom it will be sent. During the party, everybody will receive a secret present and we won’t know who sent it. This called secret Santa.
The person I chose is a girl, and I had been thinking a long time to decide what to send. At last, I decided to make a Christmas card myself. This is meaningful and it can show my sincerity more. So I did. I bought several paperboards, double-sided tape and a small carving-knife. Spent 7 hours during the Christmas Eve, I finished the card. I was very satisfied - there are carves of Christmas tree, Santa Claus and Chinese characters and Santa Claus’s face was changed to the girl's. All things went smoothly, and the card is really beautiful. I even could imagine the girl’s surprise when she receives the card.
The party was held on time. All the presents were put together in a corner. During the dinner, the girl went to find her present. But when she found her present is only a card, she was disappointed, she even didn’t open it. I was so sad at that time. But what made me more ashamed is that she screamed it out. She shouted that which stupid and mean guy only bought me a card. Rubbish card, rubbish guy. She used the most vulgar words to describe the card and the guy. Everybody laughed at the one who send a card as gift. The girl talked to everybody about the gift he will receive and asked who sent the gift. This was a disaster to me, and my esteem was hurt so much. In my 21 years life, I never feel hurt like that. I felt that I was on pins and needles. Even she didn’t know who sent the card, but I just want to escape from the party and hide somewhere forever.
I wonder what can be seen as valuable present, only that with beautiful package and expensive price? My 7-hours’ hard-working is just worth nothing but rubbish.