A "Jolly Holiday with Mary"…er…my wife Wendy hinged gift box

For my wife who is a Mary Poppins (and travel) nut— I expanded the size of the 5"x7" Cartonus “book box with sliding closure” by an inch in either direction to make a gift box for an ornament collection memorializing our month-long visit to Spain, Vienna and Paris this year. (Of course wrapping them in some protective tissue paper to prevent jostling before the final wrap.)


Besides the “Jolly Holiday”-themed lyric references on cover and sides, I engraved the cloisonne Poppins pins in for thematic elements she can easily remove whenever she’d like to use them. And naturally, if she’d like to use this PG maple-and-walnut box afterward for stashing other items, that works practically perfect, too.

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This wonderful, I’m sure she will love it.

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A beautiful and thoughtful gift.

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Cool! Love the pin inlays!

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Gosh, what a romantic gift! You are a keeper!

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25 years. Working so far… :smiley:

This would make my heart swoon. :heart: The time and love that went into it is very apparent.

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You’re making other husbands look bad… :wink:

Really nice gift! And my favorite song from Mary Poppins.

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This is amazing! Very thoughtful design work!

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Nice! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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