Hello dear friends,
Because of the COVID-19 situation, the mail service is very slow. The first of my overseas gifts, sent by a blog friend, arrived 2 days ago. And. as we all know the proverb "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER" I am touched and moved to tears with my gifts from one of the most generous persons on the blogs, Ricardo.
There were two parcels. One of them containing a collection of postcards from Charles Dickens's novel "A Chrismas Carol". I remember seeing on my friends' blogs the little shelf with the 3 files held by the wooden corners displaying a cute little bear. Don't be mistaken, I was glad for you, my dear friends but a little envious. Now I too am the proud owner of these.
The second parcel was beautifully crafted especially for me (here comes the part of the watery eyes).
The Hannukah Menorah, (remember the children's work I showed in one of my previous posts). It is packed in a red felt-lined wooden box, with a pyrographed cover, saying Happy Hannukah in Hebrew. A lovely little Hannukah card and a traditional Hannukah Dreidel which I'll explain separately. The Jewish religious with Hebrew letters scroll is really beautiful. The round wooden box the scroll packing is a clever work of art by itself. There was no way to show its inside on a photo.
The dreidel is a small spinning toy. It has a Hebrew letter on each of its 4 sides. נ ג ה פ - Ness Gadol Haya Po which means a Great Miracle Happened Here. The letters have a numeric value. In addition to their holiday gifts, each child gets his turn to spin the dreidel and gets a prize of small change according to the value of the letter which shows on top of the toy at the end of the spinning. This is what is called in Hebrew Hannukah cents.
I am thrilled and happy with my wonderful new treasures and don't have enough words of thanks to express my gratitude for your kind gesture, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, DEAR RICARDO!
Blessing and safety to all my friends. Have a wonderful weekend.