Gift of Vision…

I truly hope everyone is having an amazing week between Celebrating Christmas with your loved ones and gearing up for New Years!  I pray for a happy, safe and joyous holiday for all of you!

A year ago I shared a story of a special gift for someone very dear to me.  If you missed it and want to visit the post ~ click here.  The gift I give my niece to remember her mother is always my most favorite gift to watch her open.  I search all year long for ideas and inspiration as to what would be endearing to her.

This year my sweet friend Michelle over at Petite Michelle Louise created a beautiful ‘photo holder’ especially for this occasion.


I’ve been obsessed with ordering Michelle's Photo Holders over this past year from Petite Michelle Louise Etsy Store ~ with full intentions of purchasing them to give as gifts, but when they arrived in the mail, they seem to sneak their way upon my shelf in my bedroom & in other places throughout my home.  So the fact that she created one of these for my niece was more than just appropriate!

With a pearl in the center of the glittered angel wings was the perfect touch with thoughts of my nieces mother.  Most of all the delicate adornment of the beading around the knob with the charm dangling below with the word…“Vision”.


I wrapped it up and put it under the tree with no tag, but my sweet niece knew this was the “one” that would make us both cry when she saw it under there.

069067I love that she will cherish the gift for years to come. and I love the idea that Michelle has touched us all in a way that words cannot describe with the creation of something beautiful!


Happy Holiday Season to you all ~ To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

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Michelle is such a talented lady. What a beautiful gift, and beautifully wrapped. I love the story that goes with it as well. Wishing you many blessings in the coming year.
Beautiful gift and a beautiful remembrance. Blessings.
So pretty - what a beautiful gift and thought.
How sweet! Such a beautiful gift that will be remembered always! ♥
Unknown said…
i am at a loss for a loss! it touches me deeply to know that my humble creations could touch another's heart this way. i am filled to bursting! you and your niece are the reason i do what i do and make it the most fulfilling job i know! merci mon amie..this is my most precious xmas gift of all!! :), story, wrapping, all of it.

Gatsbys Gardens said…
Beautiful gift with a beautiful thought behind it!

What an awesome aunt you are. You are both blessed to have each other. Julie
Anne said…
So pretty! Wishing you a wonderful new year!
Pondside said…
What a lovely and thoughtful gift, in so many ways.
Kathy said…
Tracie, your niece is so blessed! This is truly a wonderful treasure - Michelle is very, very talented! I hope you have a Delightsome New Year,
Anonymous said…
Such a special gift with so much meaning. I hope she loved it!

Happy New Year!

This is so sweet, Tracie...the gift is lovely and you are so thoughtful! I am sure it will always be special to your niece!
Shanda said…
Sweet story from a thoughtful heart.
What an awesome gift that touches just the right chord. It is truly beautiful.
Have a blessed a prosperous new year!
Anonymous said…
Have a healthy & Happy New Year Tracie ~ May all your dreams come true.
Hugs Rosemary...xx
how beautiful! it has touched my heart! thank you for sharing with us all..sending tons of hugs...
How beautiful that you have found this way to honor her mother each year. I am going to check out Michelle's Etsy store . . . thanks for sharing this with all of us!
Your niece is lucky to have you to lean on. We like your style.
Kathy and Kris
I went back and read your post about your niece and her mother. What a beautiful story about doing something so special for her every Christmas. The photo holder is perfect, Michelle is a very talented artist.
Blessings to you and your entire family in the new year.
Anonymous said…
This is such a beautiful gift! Thank you for your visit and sweet comments about our little Carter! I want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)
Bohemian said…
That Photo Holder is stunning! Now I'm going to have to head on over to her Etsy Shop and take a peek... you're contributing to my delinquency! *Winks*

Thanks for stopping by... I Hope 2012 is all that you Hope it will be...

Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian
Susan Freeman said…
Happy New Year!

Susan and Bentley
Tara Levitt said…
I love my Vision gift, as I do every year, and love that when we buy our house, it will be filled with 10 years worth of special Vision memories. I love you so so much! Xoxoxo
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Looking forward to our visits and to working with you in 2012.
Luv, luv,
Lovely. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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