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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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