1) One of my daughter's ( Ashley ) loves birds ( she did not inherit that from me since I have an irrational fear of them )
2) She also loves anything vintage ( she most definitely inherited that from me - or maybe I inherited it from her - not sure which came first )
3) She wanted to start a snow globe collection - so I've been all over the " net " looking for the perfect one - you know, that Christmas gift - the one that speaks to a heart?
They're expensive -
Really expensive - upwards of 50.00 with a lot of them actually being closer to 100 so I was waiting ( and waiting ) for Christmas to get a little closer and the sales to start before going to a speciality shop nearby to pick one up.
Last week we were at Target - and John - ( that wonderful long suffering incredible man of mine )
found this !!!
For 24.99 !!!
Her name may as well have been printed on this really - I was beyond thrilled to grab it -
AND I love that it has the year on it - it makes a collection even more meaningful -
THIS is the year it starts !
It couldn't be more perfect..........................except it DID get just a little bit more so when we flew in yesterday for some last minute stocking stuffers - and lo and behold - it was marked down to 17.99 -
Which they honored !
So for 17.99 - I found THE one - ( and I know everything else I got her will pale in comparison - no matter what I spent on them ) this is going to be THE one - I just know it !
We all try so desperately to find that ONE gift ( among many I know ) but that ONE gift that will light up the face of someone very close and dear to us - for Lindsay it's anything to do with Horses - I've lugged home sculpted art from Paris for her even - soooo easy when someone has a passion about something - but Ashley? There was never anything in particular she was interested in " collecting "
Until this year.
I found gifts I knew she needed - gifts I knew she'd appreciate - but I hadn't found THE one.
This will be the one that she takes out of a box every Christmas with aniticipation - this will be the one that gets a place of honor long after I'm gone - ( I know that sounds maudlin - and I don't want it to ) because at the end of the day Christmas is all about the memories, right?
And I'm just so thrilled that I get to be a part of starting a new one ...................
I'm also thrilled that she barely glances at her Mom's blog lol
( it wouldn't be safe on facebook - but here our secret is ! )
And if it's not too late - and any of you still have wrapping to do - I wrapped everything in brown paper this year ( dollar store )
One roll and a half wrapped all of these - for a dollar !!! ( well technically 1.50 )
Which allows you to embellish them any way you like - ( I didn't even add tags - just wrote on the paper itself )
I added some cookies for the little ones that I also found at Target for 1.00 each
The mandatory Lolli Pop ( we're Lolli and Pop to the little ones ) so at least one of the gifts HAS to have one attached to it - and hearts created from Candy Canes - all of which can be seen this year on the plain paper ( they're usually lost in the busy-ness of colorful paper
I'll attach small ornaments on the adult versions !
And that's it for today - if you're looking for a last minute gift - get yourself to Target - snow globes are just so perfect don't you think?
Now excuse me - there's far too much wrapping to do - and like usual I waited far too long to do it
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