After a flurry of visits and seemingly endless roast dinners, I am at last able to sit back and take stock of the last few days. This includes looking over some of the wonderful gifts I received from my very dear friends and family. Here are a few of the brilliant presents exchanged in our household this season:
Handwoven wool blanket from Mom:
My very talented Mother has been knitting and crocheting beautiful items for years, but this Christmas she pulled out all the stops and wove some absolutely gorgeous blankets for me, my sister, and my Grandmother. Each blanket was carefully planned to suit the style of its intended recipient. A truly lasting and heartfelt gift; well done, Mom!
Personalized Jones Soda bottle from Elias:
My brother-in-law conspired with my baby nephew to give me a unique and fun prezzie: personalized Jones Soda bottles, featuring a photo of Elias and a special message from him to his Auntie. Very cute.
Gift pack from the Regional Assembly of Text
My brother had a bit of a mix up with the postage while trying to mail me a package from overseas, the result being that my present will now arrive in the new year instead of last week. Being the dear that he is, he sent me a wonderful last-minute gift pack from the Regional Assembly of Text, so that I would have something to open on Christmas day. It included these Flashcards of a Nonsensical Nature, which are very entertaining and have some wonderful illustrations. He knows me well.