Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When Blog Friends Swap Ornaments

I recently participated in a Christmas ornament swap organized by my blog friend Miriam, and last week I received the sweetest package in the mail from Abi. So much about this piece of mail had me smiling all afternoon...

 
Our mailman left a slip of paper noting that we had a package to be picked up, and for the return address of the sender he simply wrote "Royal Mail." Love that!

I picked up my package last week and brought it back to the office where I shared the opening ceremony with a co-worker. It was so much fun to see what Abi had included in the box - all so thoughtful and generous of her. Not only did she send English chocolate, but she also included an ornament made just for Doug - just SO sweet of her! Doug loved it too!

 
And my ornament? Well, our sweet Abi really tugged at my heartstrings by creating an ornament that honors my mom. The letter "M" floating inside this clear glass ball, surrounded by teal colored sequins... Can you even imagine a more perfect ornament for me? I love it so much!
 
And under the lights on our Christmas tree, this ornament looks simply magical...
 
 
Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful gifts, Abi. They have touched my heart and soul, and your ornaments will be treasured keepsakes for years to come. I imagine that many years from now we will pull these out of the box to hang on our tree and we'll think of you fondly.
 
A great big thanks to Miriam for organizing the ornament swap! I'm linking to her post today, and if you'd like to see more lovely ornaments you can check them out by clicking here.

18 comments:

helena said...

soooo fabulous

Karen said...

What touching and beautiful ornaments! Mine was waiting for me when I returned from Chicago last night. What fun this has been! Caught up with the rest of your posts as well. Your Uncle Wes's post brought tears to my eyes. The holidays are so hard when we miss someone so much, but memories like these are such a comfort!

Cheri said...

So perfectly sweet! Seems Miss Abi really knows you well.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, that's lovely. So clever of Abi.

Susi said...

Lovely ornaments. How thoughtful. And Royal Mail to boot!

Becky said...

Beautiful ornaments and very thoughtful!

Jo said...

They are beautiful and so very thoughtful x

debs14 said...

She put so much thought into what she sent. What a lovely blog friend she is!

Sian said...

How very lovely! Thinking about this one is going to keep me smiling for the rest of the evening

Abi said...

Oh Deb, thank you for your sweet words. I loved packaging up this parcel for you. Blog friendships are some of the best.

Louise said...

ahhh that's so lovely of Abi to have thought about you both!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome! I received mine this week. Need to blog about it.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Those are so lovely,Deb.

Beverly said...

Abi is such a sweet and creative soul. I love both of these and I am sure decades from now they will make you smile and think of her (maybe even when she is as old as we are now ;> )

Ruth said...

Oh, my. Was there ever a more personal Christmas ornament so perfect? Abi is such a thoughtful, kind and perceptive girl.

Miriam said...

At last, I am back at my computer!. What a simply lovely gift for you Deb. I continue to be so thrilled that I had the courage to do this swap. Thank you for such a lovely post about it.

Gail said...

Oh how perfect for you!

Nathalie said...

These are lovely and so thoughtful! I really enjoyed this swap too! Happy Holidays to you!

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