When the Hubby and I started dating my birthday came up first. After he asked me what I wanted he joked around and told me he followed the hobbit birthday custom. At that time I had never read Lord of the Rings so I asked him to explain. So he told me about the hobbits.
“Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays. Not very expensive ones, as a rule, and not so lavishly as on this occasion; but it was not a bad system. Actually in Hobbiton and Bywater every day in the year was somebody’s birthday, so that every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week. But they never got tired of them.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
I absolutely loved the idea.
I have always been one of those people that if I find a little gift that I know a friend or family member would like I usually get it and give it to them right away. I am always bringing little things home for the Hubby. When I was a kid I was always so excited to put goodie bags together for my friends at my birthday party. It makes me happy to make others happy. Getting an unexpected gift usually can brighten someones day and it brightens my day. That is why I do giveaways.
So, for my birthday I am giving away 2 things that I made.
The picture doesn't show the true color. They are so much prettier in person.
If you would like to enter please leave a comment below. Anyone can enter.
Which do you prefer, a glass of wine/cold drink in a stemmed glass or a hot cup of coffee/tea/hot coco?
I will randomly the winners on Saturday August 4th! The first winner will chose which prize they want and the second winner will get the prize that is left. There will be 2 different winners.