A Remembery Token, complete with photos of our partnering family.
Crocheted holiday lights (pattern here)
A few homemade crayons, recycled from our old crayon stubs
We also included a gorgeous walnut sliding dovetail box, made by our resident woodworker, as well as a bunch of those beeswax ornaments we made last week.
...and we topped the box off with a bunch of treasures from our nature corner(s).
I had frequent contact with our partner over the past month and a half, and it has been wonderful getting to know her. She was so open and willing to share herself and her family, and through this we have forged a bit of a friendship (the kind you can somehow have with another person who you share much in common with but have never actually met).
The girls have enjoyed the geography lessons and the crafting sessions. They took special care in choosing items from our stock of natures prizes, including a crab claw and some seashells, for our partner family that doesn't live too close to the coast. By the time the box was all packed and ready to ship, the girls were referring to the other children by name.
It was such a great experience, we will likely continue our participation in the exchange in the future. Until then, we eagerly await the arrival of the incoming package from Oregon. I can't wait to show you what treasures we receive!