It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Feeling better…

Emily arrived with a largish gift bag today. A gift bag into which she immediately plunged her little arms. Mummy deferred Emily — “Not now, honey. That’s for Christmas.” –then explained to me, “She wants to give you her contribution right now!

For the next half hour, Emily participated in all our activities, but it was clear her wee heart wasn’t in it. Longing glances at the gift bag while we sang our circle songs; a careful fluffing of the tissue paper every time she passed the tree; many mentions that “It’s not quite Christmas yet!”…

and Mary caved. What harm in giving the kid the joy of giving, when she so clearly wants to?

She opens the bag and pulls out…


Do I believe that she put on every single one of those 500 stickers?

This is Emily of the Christmas ball.

Yes, I do.

Isn’t it great?

December 23, 2008 - Posted by | Christmas, crafts, Emily | , , , , ,


  1. Awwww, I would have caved too.

    An idea to make it a forever keepsake is (once it’s empty of its contents) is to remove the plastic liner and paint it with white glue and let it dry.

    It’ll harden with a nice shine and you’ll have yourself a keepsake to hold your keepsakes!

    Merry Christmas Mary!

    Comment by Zayna | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. That is fabulous! What a lot of work went into that.

    Comment by Bethany | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. Oh, what a precious gift!

    Comment by Clementine | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  4. And cave is exactly what you should have done!

    And how cool is that kleenex cover!

    Comment by Bridgett | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  5. I love how excited she was to give it to you, very sweet. And all the work she put into it!

    Comment by mamacita tina | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  6. Wow! How festive!

    Comment by daysgoby | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  7. That is a brilliant gift idea.

    Comment by Kat | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  8. That is totally, absolutely adorable!

    Comment by Robyn | December 23, 2008 | Reply

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