Christmas presents in our family have evolved into a thoughtful, year-long process to find the perfect book for each other. Not only is it exciting to look for the perfect book for, say, my daughter, it's just as exciting to see what my son-in-law finds for me. Although we all know that it is a book under the wrapping, the suspence is just as great as if the contents of the package were completely unknown.
This year, to dress it up a little, (and because I just can't help myself), I sewed a round of bookmarks from a single butterfly applique. And... because there was no additional cost involved, it was allowed. After all, butterflies are free!