Friday, December 3, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favourite Gifts


Yesterday I was talking about the success of coming up with THE gift for my little guy, which made me think back to the fantastic gifts I have received from my parents over the years.

1. Anne of Green Gables. If you are looking for a great book, this story about an orphan who is adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert is amazing. I remember discovering this book, carefully opening it and reading it under the twinkling lights of the tree.

2. Hope chest. I didn’t ask for this amazing box that up until recently stored my old journals and hid Christmas presents, but I was so happy to receive it. It’s personalized and I still love going through it looking at stuff from year’s past.

3. Classic Winnie the Pooh bookends. I think I really wanted the book ends that have Christopher Robin and Rabbit pulling Pooh out of Rabbit’s hole at one end and Pooh’s bum coming out of Rabbit’s (oh my, think of what this could have said before I realized how awful it sounded) living space at the other. I think I might have cried. They have a place of honour, holding the Anne of Green Gables series and other Lucy Maud Montgomery books on my library.

4. Desk. A desk of my own with drawers and spaces for writing gear. It now holds the computer and one of the one drawer is filled with stuff for the babe to play with.

Each year I received other gifts that I loved and appreciated, but these are the things that stick out in my mind and in which I will treasure forever.

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Recently a friend of mine found her VHS recording of Anne of Green Gables from - 1986, maybe? - remember when it aired on CBC? Anyway, this VHS was just hilarious, with old Canadian Tire commercials (Give like Santa, save like Scrooge).

Um, I forgot my point. The gift I remember the most actually was from my grandparents. It was a dollhouse that my grandpa had built and made little tiny furniture for.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I remember one year when I was about 6 or 7 my mother gave me a set of books. I remember it came in a huge box and I was so excited because I was getting the biggest present that year. My mother told me she hoped I wouldn't be disappointed because only the box was big. I can't remember which books I got but it had a Cat in the Hat book rack. I think it had a couple Disney books and some Dr. Seuss. I loved that present!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Lynn said...

I'll never forget the gift of Charlotte's Web and the Cricket in Times Square paperbacks fom my eldest sister. I still have them 35 tears later!
Those Pooh bookends sound adorable!

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Young Wife said...

I love all the Anne of Green Gables books! Having your own desk is such a wonderful thing.

Christina Lee said...

AWW what lovely memories you have!

Lady Mama said...

I love the idea of the hope chest. I'm always looking for original ideas for kids' presents, and I like the idea of a special box that could hold things the kids could remember as they grow up.