#652 Matchbox – Blue

Acquired 2013

While attending the convention, one of the guests, Marilynn Gillespie, our Membership Chairperson, was handing out these little matchboxes randomly to the attendees. I said thank you and was on my way. It went into the bottom of my purse, and I forgot it was there! After being home from our October trip, I was cleaning out my purse and found it! Only then did I realize what the gift was and was intrigued at how simple the idea was and that Marilynn was willing to make several and just give them away! The box is painted blue with a white star. She used actual matches and painted the match tips gold! Then she placed the matches according to the size of the nativity figures to create the holy family. Very simple and yet lovely! Given to me October 2013.