Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas Morning in the Mail


Last year, John and I received a package from Nancy that trumped any package I have ever received. It was our first Christmas together, and knowing so, Nancy filled this package with all sorts of beautifully crafted ornaments and decorations. It felt like Christmas morning as John and I carefully unravelled each little treasure. I was floored yesterday when we received another package from her with more holiday goodies. John said I could post for the next week about these gems - and he's not wrong. (I am tempted - but I don't want to make you all jealous!)

While these packages from Nancy are above and beyond gorgeous and generous, I can't help think that receiving anything in the mail is a treasure - like having that person right there. You see their handwriting or unwrap the goodies they have selected for you or even get to enjoy something they have made or baked. Nancy is queen of these packages. And every time I get something from her, whether it's treasures like these little glass ornaments above or her famous chocolate chip cookies, I know she's thinking of me, and I feel her love all around me.

It's my goal (as indicated on the cover of our calendar) to send more care packages. It feels too good on the receiving end not to.

Thank you Nancy. I love you.

6 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh, I LOVE care packages! It's such a nice treat to get something totally unexpected in the mail. I'm hoping that by sending more care packages I will receive more! Is that selfish - even a little letter with a photo or something fun like that counts. As long as my mailbox is not filled with bills and junk!

elisabeth said...

I LOVE that piggie! Is it a piggie? With funny ears? I love it!

Jenny said...

Nance is the bomb.

Liz Libré said...

Yes, elisabeth, he is a pig! Isn't he cute?! And those are his wings!! I love him.

elisabeth said...

And whether pigs have wings!!

elizabeth@twig said...

These are adorable. I wonder where they came from? I'm a huge pig fan!