I recently started my Christmas shopping. This might not sound out of the ordinary to you but, trust me, it is very unusual for me. Don't get me wrong -- I'm not one of those people who are running to the mall on Christmas Eve. But I don't think I have ever done any holiday shopping before Halloween, either.
Anyway, I just wanted to write a little bit about what a nice experience it was. I ordered something from the Etsy shop called Hens In Daisies, run by the very sweet and talented Kathleen Grace. Many of you have probably read her blog, Kathy's Corner, and maybe even ordered something from her shop. It is a wonderful experience.
I ordered one of Kathy's beautiful fabric hearts for a good friend. It came packaged in this lovely, beribboned box.
Kathy sent along a nice, handwritten note thanking me for my business, and included two beautiful handmade gift tags. When was the last time you got such friendly service and lovely extras at the mall?
And just look at the heart itself -- it is so beautiful! Handmade with wonderful vintage jewelry and millinery fruits, and lovely bits of lace. How gorgeous is that?!