Here’s the scoop -- only the names have been changed.
A recently retired resident of the American southwest, Felicity is an absolute artist when it comes to hand-crafting greeting cards of all kinds, from birthday and Christmas cards to “Thinking of You” notes. And she keeps her elderly Aunt Sadie well stocked with a lovely array of these cards, complete with matching envelopes. In fact, she sends Sadie a large box of handmade cards each year around Thanksgiving, for Christmas greetings as well as general correspondence well into the new year.
But Felicity encloses more than cards and envelopes in her Thanksgiving box. She also includes seasonless handmade gift bags, each containing festive tissue paper, each adorned with colorful decorations and an elaborate “Thank You,” and each bearing a tiny envelope and notecard for her aunt to personalize. This, in fact, was the brilliant present Sadie just gave me -- one of these pretty gift bags with a warm handwritten note and a selection of gorgeous handmade cards.
The point being, of course, that Felicity not only fuels her aunt’s letter-writing activities at Christmas and throughout the year, but also enables Sadie to share these unique cards with her friends whenever the occasion warrants.
It’s far from the only way that Felicity shows her love to her favorite aunt. But it certainly is one of the most practical and memorable. It’s also one of the most highly coveted, not only by Sadie, but also by all her friends who are fortunate enough to receive one of these special gifts!