| |

The Best Christmas Present I Ever Received!

Note: I may earn money or products from the companies, products, or links mentioned in this post.

I am really excited about this post, because as soon as I saw the topic in Wives of Faith, I knew exactly what I wanted to post about!

In December 2007, I went to my now in-law’s house, to spend part of my Christmas vacation with my boyfriend (now husband) Jon and his family! He had been planning to give me a special gift for Christmas and I knew it because he has been telling all my friends at college about it, because he was so excited he had to tell someone!

Now, I am usually a pretty good guesser when it comes to surprises, but I will be honest and tell you I was totally shocked when I got this present, and it was something I will always remember!

He wanted it to be special so he waited until the right time. His parents and sisters were in the other room and all was quiet. First he took me outside, and wanted to watch the stars, and we just talked and looked, and then it was really cold, so we went inside. We sat on the couch and he gave me my present and I opened it up and it was the music box pictured above!

The real name for it is the, Anastasia Musical Keepsake Box, and it was engraved with some special words that we had always said to each other, “Forever & Always.” Whenever we had said, “I love you” to each other one of us would always ask, “Forever and always right?” And then the other of us would say, “Yes, Forever and Always.” And it become our thing!

Another reason this gift was so special was that I had always wanted a music box my whole life, and I had never been given one! I was so excited to finally be given one! This music box was one I had been “eyeing” for awhile and was really hoping that sometime I would own it!

Well that wasn’t the entire part of Jon’s gift to me, and as I opened the music box, there was a small black box in it! I was shocked! At first I thought he was proposing to me, but when he saw my face he quickly told me he wasn’t proposing yet! So I opened it and it was a beautiful ring and he told me it was a promise ring! It was white gold and had three diamonds in it as you can see in the picture below. I wore it until I got engaged and then switched to the other finger!

So that is my little story about the best Christmas present I ever received! What was the best Christmas present that you ever got? I would love to hear about it!

This post is for the Wives of Faith Blog Carnival! Dec. 15 – The Best Christmas Present I Ever Received.

Similar Posts


  1. Oh wow that box is absolutely beautiful. I am going to have to bookmark that site to get it for my oldest, her name is Anastasia's nickname. What a beautiful memory to be able to pass down.

  2. You know, this is one question I've never truly liked simply because I'm not one to think and remember presents I've gotten or anything like that anyway. Plus, it's not like I've had an experience and story like yours. So, I suppose the best thing I could really say was the best present I've ever gotten was last year when my husband got home (from his deployment) just days before Christmas. This year, I'm hoping to get the same thing…

  3. I have that same jewelry box from my MIL she got it at our rehearsal dinner. It's so gorgeous even though I don't have anything in it yet…oops!

  4. What a GORGEOUS ring! That is the perfect gift! He did really well! I love that it had your special saying on it. What a sweet story. 🙂

  5. What a sweet gift! And what a great guy!! Thanks for linking this wonderful story to my Christmas party.

    My best gift was a puppy when I was 10. My parents brought him in wrapped up in a towel, he was so cute. 🙂

  6. Great blog post~thanks for sharing your memory!

    I am a new follower and hope you will stop by and say hello

    Merry Christmas
    Jamie~your Innkeeper
    Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *