Monday, January 18, 2010

The Birthday Box

I wrote about celebrating a certain little girl's sixth birthday last week, but I didn't show you everything that was made especially for her. "A" makes boxes for the girls on their birthday each year, and it has become their favorite tradition. The birthday box is a much anticipated gift—how big is it going to be? What will he put on the cover this year? Where will the secret be carved this time?

The answer to the question of what to put on her box this year was obvious. Our pug-crazed girl would get a box with a little doggie smiling right back at her.

Of course, she loved it. Just as much as all the others. We are compiling quite the collection of birthday boxes, and they seem to be getting bigger each year. (We may need a bigger house when the girls are teenagers.)

For all the special treasures and trinkets the girls collect, there is a special place to keep them safe. I love peeking in these boxes to see what the girls are coveting this minute. Their most prized items seem to change quite often. I have spied a gamut of things—from cherished souvenirs brought back for them from far away places to grapes. Old ones.

Just today we found the elusive remote in the pug box. I think I may have to make box inventory checks more of a routine occurrence.

7 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, what a great tradition.

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  2. You have such a talented family! Your girls are lucky to receive such beautiful gifts.

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  3. I love this tradition your family has created. The stacked boxes look gorgeous, how lovely to have a spot for such sweet treasures. My Grandfather made me a wooden jewelry box when I was young and I felt very much at the time and still do that it is a spot for treasure. Beautiful memories you are creating.

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  4. Birthday boxes - that is a great tradition. I love the pug carving - my other half is hoping to get one one of these days...they are great dogs.

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  5. What a lovely tradition, and such beautiful work! I think it's so important and magical, to have a place for one's childhood treasures!

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  6. This really is a great tradition!
    Suzy

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  7. Such a wonderful tradition! I love these beautiful birthday boxes! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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