Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gifts From The Heart

Christmas is such a magical time of the year when friends and family try to find just the right gift for the special people on their Christmas list. It is a nice feeling when we find a gift with meaning and something we know will be appreciated.
That was certainly the case when a package arrived from my husband's childhood friend who lives north of us in Byron, Georgia.  In previous posts I have shown photos of many woodworking gifts he has made over the years.

In the below photo you will see his latest lovely creation.  Each year he makes a treasured wooden Christmas tree ornament for our Christmas tree.  The special tree ornaments are very appreciated for the thoughtfulness, love and effort put into his gift.

You can see the delicate detail and beauty of the wood used for this ornament.  The dark part of this ornament is made from Black Walnut.  The light wood is called Splated Tamarind.  This wood is usually harvested from downed trees found in the forests of Southeast Asia.

 A true gift from the heart.

In the below photo you will see another gift from the heart.  This is a lovely hand-painted Christmas tree ornament.  The Chairman of our Garden Club Daffodil Circle took the time to hand-paint ornaments for all the members in the Daffodil Circle.  She painted the date on the back of the ornament as well.

Lovely hand-painted Christmas tree ornament from the Chairman of our Garden Club Circle.

A true gift from the heart.

As I placed these thoughtful gifts on the Christmas tree I was reminded of the three wise men who brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh for the newborn baby Jesus in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.

Those three gifts brought by the wise men so many years ago were thoughtful and full of meaning.  How nice that over 2000 years later, gifts are still being given in memory and celebration of that blessed birth from dear and thoughtful friends.

Wishing you many blessings and fun and happy days as we all prepare for a special Christmas  celebration, which is only ten days away.

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