Gifts of Christmas

Presents

To unwrap the ribbons and hours
and boxes of tissue
so beautifully folded
so carefully to have held
the golden piece
that had been my mother’s

friendship
sitting at the kitchen table
steamed milk over coffee
every Christmas
a piece of china chipped
away from the years
spent using the excuse
of ‘an old mug keeps good stories.’

……………………………………..

I came across this article in the Ny Times with the direction from a friend.  It is That Hobby Looks Like a Lot of Work and is about this online community empire of home-made items from Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/fashion/17etsy.html

Here are some other home-made gifts exchanged in my Christmas.

By my fiance

By a friend

and a collage

by me.

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