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« on: November 30, 2011 10:32:49 AM »

Since my daughter bananaambush is teaching English in Korea for the next year or so, she won't be home for Christmas this year. I don't want to send her large items because 1. the postage would kill me, and 2. someday she'd have to pack it all up to come home. I've filled a box with small but meaningful items, but wanted to include a little something handmade. I'm sure she really won't be decorating her apartment, so I thought a little Christmas cheer in a matchbox would be just the ticket.

The outside is wrapped with scrapbook paper and a ribbon, and tiny silver stars:


The inside has the tiniest of bottlebrush trees and a teeny tiny little soldier standing in the glittery snow:


I hope when she sees this she'll know how much we love her.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011 10:44:02 AM »

Racky, this is sweetness wrapped in awesome.  The teeny tiny scene is so perfect.  I'm sure she's going to love it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011 10:46:29 AM »

Portable christmas in a box! I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011 11:37:20 AM »

Absolutely loverly.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011 11:45:03 AM »

I can tell there is loads of love packed into that tiny box. I'm sure it will fill her apartment with Christmas spirit Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011 01:11:09 PM »

awwww--the tiny bottle brush is so cute!


I think you need to tape $100 on the bottom...Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011 02:07:11 PM »

So wonderful! That tree is the cutest ever!
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011 03:48:48 PM »

racky, this is so lovely and heartfelt!  Love it and she will, too!
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011 06:13:51 PM »

It's lovely and such a sweet present. Maybe she won't feel so far from home when she opens it.
Also, I'm all for the hundred dollar bill...... Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011 06:17:58 PM »

Thanks for the thought, but she can't spend $100 there. She's going to have to take it plain.

In any case, it's going to cost me over $70 to mail the boots she bought and had delivered here. THAT'S her hundo.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011 06:18:44 PM »

very sweet indeed!  It's like a great big hug wrapped up in a tiny little box. <3
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011 02:02:21 AM »

In any case, it's going to cost me over $70 to mail the boots she bought and had delivered here. THAT'S her hundo.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011 06:54:08 AM »

You are such a wonderful Mom!  Won't she see your gift on here?
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011 06:56:37 AM »

Aw! This is a great idea and super cute. I love the little christmas tree!
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011 06:59:32 AM »

You are such a wonderful Mom!  Won't she see your gift on here?

I don't know. She's not been on much lately. I thought I'd take a chance.  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011 07:06:57 AM »

oh she will feel the love!
it makes me want to get right up close to it and play Christmas carols, it does.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2011 09:00:23 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2011 09:33:52 AM »

What an incredibly thoughtful idea!  And it looks great.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2011 04:05:50 PM »

Aw, i feel for you cos my daughter spent a year in South korea teaching, she loved her job , she also met her hubby there, she`s british he was a us soldier and they`ve been wed over 3 yrs now. Grin
What she did to make her place more christmassy was to get the kids to draw round their hands with differnt coloured paper, she then cut them out and stuck them on a window in a tree shape. it looked fab. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2011 05:15:41 PM »

That's a great idea! She had them make handprint turkeys for Thanksgiving and they loved it, so I'm sure the kids would love to help her make a Christmas tree.

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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2011 06:15:47 PM »

That's the sweetest little matchbox!! It's always a pain having to ship things over and you definitely did a great job working around that.
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2011 10:04:05 AM »

What a wonderful Christmasy surprise for her.  I'm sure it will make her feel closer to home.
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