A giftie from Diana!
This is one of the new OUTLANDER book charms from The Author's Attic. Diana doesn't have any financial connection to the Author's Attic site, as far as I know, but she obviously likes these book charms very much! Kudos to Michelle Moore for a wonderful idea. <g>
You can see more information about these book charms, including pictures and ordering information, here.
The book charm is attached to a lovely silver chain, so I can wear it as a necklace. Isn't it pretty?
Here's the card that came with it. In case you can't make out Diana's handwriting, the card reads,
from the bottom of my heart <g>
Merry Christmas (or other holiday, as the case may be) & a Happy New Year!
The "other holiday" is a reference to the fact that I'm Jewish. And one advantage of being Jewish at Christmastime is that I don't feel any particular obligation to wait until December 25th to open gifts that arrive in the mail a few days early!
I was deeply moved by what she wrote on this card. No, that's not quite accurate. I had tears in my eyes when I saw she'd signed it "Love, Diana". Wow.
As many of you know, Diana Gabaldon is not only an amazingly gifted writer, but a generous and caring person, and I'm honored and delighted that she considers me a friend.
Thank you so much, Diana!!