I'm doing a happy happy happy dance!! My ornament from Maria arrived and it is sooooo fabulous!!!!
She explained that she was born in the USSR when religous symbols were forbidden, so her memories of the season included cards with birds. How perfect is this, then?
And the back of the ornament reads "Happy New Year" in Russian - again, perfect!!! I love things Russian!!!!! I'm pretty sure this ornament will be on display way after Christmas!!
And she also included a beautiful piece of fabric - I don't know what it is but I know I love it!! And a beautiful handmade bracelet!
Am I gushing? I'm just giddy with these gifts. Thank you soooooooooo sooooooooo much!!!!
P.S. The tassel was wrapped in a piece of heavy paper - Jackson (the cat) wants to thank you for that. It's his new favorite toy.