Friday, December 11, 2009

You've got mail

Three of the loveliest little words ever, non? (not to mention one of my all-time favourite movies...) Especially when the mail is a parcel containing Christmas decorations! I was so excited when I got home from work last night to discover my ornament swap parcel had arrived... It required a lot of will power to get the fire going and dinner made before sitting down with this little box of fun (and my camera, of course!)

Isn't it pretty? It came all the way from Wichita Falls, Texas! My address was on the front, and on the back were these words: "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~ Norman Vincent Peale". I couldn't agree more!

Can you guess who it was from? The lovely Micaela, who organized the swap in the first place! She's good at keeping a secret, that one. We've corresponded a few times and she never once let it slip that I was her partner.

There were three little packages to open inside the box. They were wrapped up like candy canes, in pretty red and white paper. I had to hold the boys back so I could get a photo before they ripped into the paper!
Dylan could barely contain himself. As soon as I snapped this one, he was straight into the paper. Good thing the decorations inside weren't too delicate!

I love this pretty, bookish postcard. (Seems Micaela knows a bit about me already, from reading my blog...) I think I'll keep it out all year. The message she wrote on the back about her favourite Christmas memory made me cry. Some families have to go through such a lot to be together during the holidays...

And here they are! My sweet little tree decorations. I'm crazy about the vintage feel of these tiny fabric birdcages. There was one more ornament in the package, which I absolutely love. I think I'll save a photo of that one for tree-trimming day (this weekend!)

Thank you, Micaela, for the wonderful Christmas parcel and for organizing such a fun swap. Can't wait to hang my pretty new ornaments on the tree!


  1. Erin, you are just a darling! i was so glad to have you as my person. THANK YOU for all your kind kind words. I was soooo touched. I just LOVE the picture of your darling boy holding up the packaged ornament. TOO CUTE FOR WORDS! i really think your whole family is just precious. i love reading about you all and seeing how festive your family is about the most loveliest of holidays.

    i think it's wonderful we've met this way and i hope to always keep in touch.

    you are too kind! xoxoxoxo

    enjoy your weekend of tree-trimming :)

  2. I love those ornaments.... super cute!

  3. It's so nice to see who Micaelas partner is! and better yet, to see you open then ornaments she purchased from me. I was so excited she was going to be giving them to her swap partner :)

    I've enjoyed reading your blog this evening ☺

  4. Those ornaments are so very, very sweet, and I can imagine they would look fantastic on nearly any tree!

    Where in the world did she ever find them? Do share! :)

    By the way, love all the Christmasy photos of your boys just FILLED with the holiday spirit! :) You are such a sweet family, and I so love stopping by to catch up on your lives!


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