Our family from Fargo recently came to visit for a belated Thanksgiving dinner that our son was preparing and they arrived bearing Christmas gifts.
A quick glimpse at an unwrapped box showed a bird on the side. Â Hmmm … The box was whisked away to the basement though. Ah well, guess I have to wait to see what the surprise is.
When I woke up the next morning, the box was sitting on the kitchen counter. For those who don’t know, when I wrap gifts I wrap them in boxes that are much larger than the gift inside or in a shoe box with something other than shoes inside. I like surprising people although it seems like most people know I try to trick them so it’s not as much fun anymore.
This box actually had — a bird feeder! My mother-in-law bought it for me and my husband. She always picks out appropriate gifts. Here’s a picture of it under our Christmas tree …
Oh, what’s that you say? You can’t see it very well? Well, here’s a closer view …
It sure is purr-ty, no? Besides the beauty it has, it also has a timer so you can train your birds to feed when you are around to see them. AND it’s squirrel proof. Yeah!
Here’s a picture of the box it came in … See the birds on the bottom of the box? That’s what I saw when the box was whisked in.
In addition to the Wingscapes Bird Feeder, she also gifted us a Birds of Minnesota handbook.
We haven’t set the bird feeder out yet as we’ll probably wait until the first of the year.
If more people learned to give useful gifts we might not have as many un-needed “things” thrown out so quickly.
Have you ever received a really useful gift?
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