Yesterday, I got a lovely embellished treasure box from my friend Amber. Remember the charms I showed you earlier? They arrived today in this box:
On the top, she embellished it with felt and satin roses (look in the center of the felt flower, and you'll see a shrink plastic "Joy" charm she made, and she wrote my intitials in crystals. I love it!
Today, I got a lovely box of presents from my friend Allegra. She added to my tea cup collection with a really gorgeous piece:
And then she included a bunch of stickers and some activity books for Zack:
And if you've ever received my jewelry, you already know that I love packaging things up so they're really pretty. Amber wrapped all the charms in this lovely mulberry paper with raffia ties, and Allegra is famous for her amazing choices in cloth ribbon and luxuriant paper.
I feel so blessed to have great friends. Presents are great, but the thought and love that goes into them, and the emails, and the IMs, and knowing that people are there for me, is priceless.
So give your friends a hug today -- send them a "just because" note in the mail -- email them and tell them what they mean to you. Life is short, and friends are important.