The Gift that Almost Wasn't

I love giving gifts. Seriously. When I think of the joy of Christmas... seeing the looks on peoples' faces as they open their gifts is the best part. The fact that I too will be opening gifts is just a pleasant afterthought.

Christmas may still be two days away, but Ryan and I's personal Christmas was this morning!

I bought Ryan a bunch of things (he had at least 7 wrapped presents under our tree)... but there was one gift in particular that was my favorite.

...and it's wedding related!

The very last gift Ryan opened this morning was a small box with cufflinks inside. I ordered them from seller TomatoMade on Etsy.

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Inside each cufflink is a vintage map. I ordered one to be Chicago and one to be Philadelphia... signifying our two hometowns and the long-distance hardships we endured for the first year+ of our relationship.

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The funny thing about this gift is I almost didn't give it to him. When I originally ordered the cufflinks, my intention was to give them to Ryan on the morning of our wedding.

But there's one thing I'm not... and that's patient. Once I had these beautiful little cufflinks in my hand, I just couldn't bear to wait another 6 months to give them to him.

And that's how... just this past Tuesday... I ended up frantically wrapping the box with our very last scrap of wrapping paper and adding one final gift to the pile under the tree.

I don't think Christmas would have been complete without something from the heart. This fit the bill perfectly.

I will be taking a 3-day hiatus from blogging in order to spend un-interupted time with family. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, and I'll see you on Monday. Merry Christmas!


Danielle said...

Those are so cute! I don't blame you for not waiting, I'm the same way.. I can't keep anything from my fiance and I'm very impatient!

Danielle said...

Oh! And Merry Christmas.. I hope you enjoy your holidays!

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful!

Sara said...

Those cuff links are beautiful- very special, no wonder you couldn't wait!! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas :-)

Anonymous said...

Ha! After you commented on my post, I just HAD to read your post about cufflinks. I love them!!!!!! I bet he did, too! And...ummm...welll....yeah...I totally get the not being patient thing. :-)

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