Monday, December 10, 2007

Ornament Swap

I participated in the ornament swap orchestrated by Julie at AbbilyEverAfter. The other day I picked up my mail and, lo and behold, not only were there 10 trees from the Arbor Day Foundation (who knew you could mail trees?) but also a manilla mailer. Hurray!

I opened the manilla mailer when I got home. Inside was this lovely wrapped box (I forgot to take a picture before I took the card off. Sorry, Julie)



Yep, my ornament was from Julie herself. She enclosed a lovely note explaining that her family gets the annual Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Society and she thought I might like this year's ornament also.


She was right!


The ornament box itself is lovely.


Inside is the ornament along with a booklet explaining the event depicted, in this case Grover Cleveland's White House Wedding, and the history leading up to the event.


Here is the ornament on my tree, where it will be AbbilyEverAfter!

Thanks, Julie, for this lovely ornament and for organizing the ornament swap!

14 comments:

karisma said...

Wow that is lovely! Lucky you!

Jettied said...

It is so neat!! Love it!!!!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

What a keepsake! Very nice addition to your Christmas tree. And I really like the box.Nekked Lizards

Julie said...

I'm so glad you like it! I thought it was something different that you wouldn't find in your area.

nikki said...

What a great little ornament!

nikki

Misty said...

thats amazing... one of the best I've seen! i love it. truly beautiful!

Alix said...

Very cool, it looks great on the tree

EmilyPie said...

Oooh. You got an ornament with history! That is awesome.

Debs said...

That is very neat!! :D Congrats on a great treat. :)

ChrisB said...

Snap. I got one exactly the same. It's lovely that it has such history attached to it. I can't wait to hang it on my tree (we don't have ours up yet!)

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Mailing trees? That's great! And, GC's wedding? He's the only pres to get married in the house. What a great present.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I love this idea!! I want in next year!! :-)

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Emma in Canada said...

I saw that ornament over at chris' blog earlier...it really is gorgeous.

"J" said...

Wow....that is sooooooooooooooooooo nice...very pretty!!! =)

 
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