Friday, November 09, 2012
a "thinking of you" gift
As a follow-up to Wednesday's post, I thought I would share what we sent to Lindsey's family this week as a thinking of you gift.
A few weeks ago, Amanda from Wit and Whistle shared a little round up of some of her favorite Etsy finds, and I spotted these golden butterflies in the list. Immediately, I thought of Lindsey and her family because Lindsey loved butterflies, and since her death they have been a kind of "remembering Lindsey" symbol.
They seemed like the perfect little gift--small enough not to be too much of a burden (as in, "Oh, thanks . . . now where do I put it?), simple enough to fit easily into any decor, and, well, just beautiful. Plus, I realized, there could be one for Lindsey's family and one for us to keep! (I don't always buy double on a gift so I can keep one--I just thought it might be meaningful to the Boehms to know we had a little reminder hanging up in our home as well.) :)
I have learned to go ahead and purchase things like this when I see them, rather than waiting and deliberating for too long (whenever the price is right) because some of the best gifts are just those things that made you think of someone. And if you saw it and thought of them, there is probably a good reason.
I chose a butterfly to send to the Boehms, kept one aside for our wall (it's sitting on the mantle right now), and made a little card using gold paper and a butterfly punch. Then I packaged it all up in tissue paper and twine and threw in some extra gold paper butterflies for Cadence and Selah, just for fun.
I love thinking of you gifts--no matter the occasion. And I am so happy with my half of the deal--a really lovely matching gold butterfly on my mantel reminding me of a special girl and her dear family.