The Best Gift I Received this Christmas

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Can you believe it? I received an LC-A+ Russia Day as a gift for Christmas! Oh wait, this not a camera, it's too light--what is it?

Lara, a friend very close to my heart, gave me a handmade gift. She made a box that looked exactly like the box of the LC-A+ Russia Day, only smaller. Shall we see what’s inside?

When I opened the box, the first thing that caught my eyes was the piece of paper with a note saying:

“This box includes the following:
1. Camera (but not a real camera)
2. Red Envelope. This holds important messages
3. My warmest wishes for you and your family this holiday season
And lastly, I added something sweet and edible inside”

The first I opened was the “LCA+ Russia Day” notebook, it was actually a picture book, with our photos inside. How sweet of her to take time and put lots effort in doing it! I feel very happy just looking at it.

Later that day, I opened the letter too, but what was written in the letter is for my eyes only (haha sorry)!
The third item on the box is a chocolate bar. I say she really knew me, as a person that with a sweet tooth! The brand of the chocolate bar is one of my favorites too.

But what really made this gift very special is that this is a something that strikes people through
their hearts. I rarely see people put effort in their gifts, so I would consider this as a treasure that I will surely cherish for a lifetime. Thank you, Lara!

Credits: walasiteodito

How about you? What was the best gift you received this Christmas?

written by walasiteodito on 2013-01-08 in #lifestyle #walasiteodito #analogue-love #christmas-gift #lomography #giving #lc-a-russia-day #analogue-lifestyle

12 Comments

  1. renenob
  2. renenob
    renenob ·

    *So Kileg!

  3. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    ayaw ni @icuresick ng ganyan... naiinggit siya sa 'friend very close to my heart' dahil si maya lang ang best gift niya nung pasko. hahahaha @renenob @grazie @ponzi @feelux @superkulisap @boobert

  4. boobert
    boobert ·

    Awwww... So Sweet! im sure, nagwala ka @b0rn2b1ush! hahaha... im sure may imaginary gift ka from your imaginary friend that is also close to your heart! hahaha... @icuresick @grazie @renenob @superkulisap @ponzi

    Great article @walasiteodito! Lucky you!

  5. pausethinkwonder
    pausethinkwonder ·

    That sounds lovely, just lovely, and looks it too :-)

  6. ponzi
    ponzi ·

    awww :) i remember what you told me about your russia day. this was really sweet of her, teo ^^ great article! i love it :)

  7. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    @ponzi haha she did this beacuse she said i always rant about my broken russia day.

  8. projectsnap
    projectsnap ·

    sweet naman ni snow white :)

  9. renenob
    renenob ·

    i hope i don't rant about my perfekt

  10. hollyelizabeth_
    hollyelizabeth_ ·

    this is awesome! :D

  11. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    HEARTS!

  12. eusonfeliz
    eusonfeliz ·

    nice!

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