As promised, today I'm going to share with you what I received from the lovely Kim Gann in Cerri's Christmas Stocking Swap. When I opened the packing box, I found this festively wrapped box.
And when I opened the package, this is what I found!
This beautifully adorned canvas stocking. Here it is hanging above my fireplace.
A snowman card from Kim with some pretty trims.
This metal box with a snow house and sweet snowman on the lid.
And a Santa ornament nestled in these cute star shaped packing peanuts. I've never seen those before - they're so cute!
Here's a close-up of the Santa. I just noticed that his eyes are closed. Perhaps he is resting up before he has to deliver all those gifts to the children on Christmas!
Also included with the stocking were these cute bags full of goodies.
Some wooden shapes - I immediately spotted those people shapes and I'm going to use them to make some of Julie Collings's little angels, shown in this post here.
In the "J" bag, Kim gave me a little kit to make a red mitten ornament. Isn't that clever?
I think my favorite of all the goodies was this pewter ornament in the santa bag.
I have lots of ornaments that mark various milestones in my life - wedding, new house, new baby, etc. But I never thought of getting an ornament (nor have I ever seen one) that would mark my DH's passing.Here is a close-up of the sentiment. Isn't it a beautiful thought? I love it!
And last, but certainly not least, Kim included some vintage Valentine ephemera to inspire me for the next big holiday. You thought of everything Kim. Thank you so much!