Thursday’s Treasures – Christmas Tin

Some treasures are big and lumpy, others are small and shiny. This one is battered and well used.

Christmas tin

Many years ago I received this tin filled with brown sugar fudge (a family recipe – another treasure!) as a Christmas gift from my mother. The fudge is long gone, but the tin is used daily. It now holds tea bags!

Christmas tin

I open it every morning to make Bill’s cup of tea. I can’t say that every morning I remember that it once held fudge (after all, it is early morning and I’m pretty much on autopilot), but now and again I do remember. And when I remember, I smile and feel all warm and fuzzy, thinking of my mother and the love she put into the making of the fudge it originally held.

**Thursday’s Treasures highlights the small things that make my life a good life. It may be an item, it might be a book, it could be a song; whatever it is, it makes me smile and is therefore worth treasuring.


  1. Missus Wookie

    Ahem – you are going to share the recipe as well right? I like using things that make me smile – glad you have the tin 🙂

  2. Mom

    I didn’t realize that the fudge meant so much to you. I will make sure to put it on my Christmas To-Do List! I love you. Mom

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