Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Magic of Christmas ~ A Box Made with Heart

~ For Christmas Give Your Heart~
Mary Engelbreit Christmas Plate
by Applause Inc.

Debby @ The Cozy Blanket put together a Christmas box exchange, and I was paired with my sweet friend, The Cherry Chick. Vicki and I exchanged emails and decided to mail our boxes off to each other last week. She should have her box by Tuesday, but my box from Vicki arrived in Saturday's mail. It is a "gift made with heart!"

Look at this sweet little box that Vicki created just for me. "The Magic of Christmas" with its black and white checked ribbon, jolly old St. Nick, red gingham, and hearts.

Packed inside were some sweet surprises ~ Mary Engelbreit goodies!


These darling cherry earrings ~ made by the very talented Cherry Chick! Oh, I'm going to love wearing these!

I do believe that this sweet gift made with heart will find a special spot under our Christmas tree for years to come.

Thank you, Cherry Chick,

and thank you, Debby, for organizing this fun exchange.

Click here to see what others are sharing for M. E. Monday this week.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Oh Sarah, How wonderful... That must have been SO MUCH FUN! Maybe next year I can get involved in a few of these fun things...I LOVE the "believe" sign... That is SO Precious!
    Hugs to you,

  2. Dear Sarah,
    What a charming post you have shared with us. It was such fun creating my box for such a special person. Debby picked a wonderful partner for me to exchange with. I think you might need to dig around in the tinsel a little more because you might be missing one of your "gifts".
    I'm so looking forward to my box arriving this week. I just know that it will make my heart sing.
    Thank you for sharing with us all on ME Monday. It was a treat to see your ME Christmas plate and to "Believe" in friendship.

  3. Swee! I love your treasures. So nice to see such inspiration.

  4. What a lovely gift to receive, I know how much you love ME and Courtly Check.
    Keep Believing my friend.

  5. How wonderful for you! That Vicki is so sweet and knows not only how to get a gift or exchange together but how to package one as well.
    The color of your plate is closer to that of my trinket box but in person they are still prettier. The shine and curve make them hard to photograph.
    "Believe" is good sentiment all year round.

  6. What a sweet exchange that must have been. Let's see those cherry earrings on!

  7. What a wonderful exchange this was!!!!! Vicki did a great job!!!! All so festive and fun! ANd you cannot lose getting any of Vicki's fun creations! Congrats!

  8. Dear Sarah,
    that is a wonderful exchange. You got such nice gifts and I am sure you made nice gifts for her, too. Lovely to see for us. She made everything really with love.
    Greetings, Johanna

  9. What fun! I adore those earrings!

  10. Wow, that box really is something special, full of wonderful things.

  11. I am so glad that you and Vicki had so much fun with this swap. It was the first one that I have organized. You both did such cute things for each other. I had Genie and Deb the Garage Sale Gal. I will be posting those soon. Thanks for joining in on the swap. Happy Holidays.


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