Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A very precious memento that I have leftover from my childhood, is a rusty safety pin that my mom used to hold my cloth diapers together, decorated with a plastic yellow duck on the end. I don't remember when she gave it to me, but I know exactly where it is (for some reason I keep it in an old converse box filled with band and tour related keepsakes?), and its the first thing that flashes onto the projector in my mind when I concentrate on memories from my youngest years.
I wanted to get something special for my kids, that will be kept forever and ever. Nothing big or expensive, just a little something that has the option to hold a lot of love, and hopefully represent some of their most important memories. Something just for them.
The other day I was browsing on Etsy, looking for inspiration for something completely unrelated to my kids (ornament ideas, for some upcoming swaps that I'm involved in, which slipped my mind as I stumbled upon these), and I came across the more adorable, most perfect gifts for my babies.
I ordered them right then and there.
Today my package came in the mail. Inside of it was a beautiful handwritten note, and my children's neatly wrapped heirlooms.
I am in love with these spoons. Aren't they the most precious things that you've ever seen, ever? I can't wait to give them to Charlie and Eleanore on Christmas morning. Charlie will stick his straight into his mouth, the way that he does with everything, and Eleanore will probably toss hers to the side to get to the good stuff (shes got some really fun stocking stuffers this year, so it won't come as a shock when she'd rather play with her kaleidoscope or new bath squirters), but- either way, for me its going to be magical.
If you want to get some beautiful wooden spoons like these ones for your little one, please visit Etsy shop ElementalHandcrafts. The spoons are only $6.50 each, which is more than affordable, and really I can't think of a more perfect gift.