Laura Ingalls Wilder has long been associated with Christmas. While the series was coming out, many children looked forward to getting the latest book in the series on Christmas morning. That tradition has continued with Laura fans today still getting special Christmas presents from loved ones.
What was the most special or unique Laura Ingalls Wilder gift you ever got for Christmas?
Mine was probably the Christmas after my first trip with my family to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri. I had spent a long time in the gift shop, then located in the building that houses the bathrooms in the center of the parking lot, staring at the china shepherdess replicas. Christmas morning there waiting for me was a china shepherdess. Somehow my mom had managed to get one purchased at the gift shop and in the car without me noticing, kept it out of sight the whole trip home, and didn’t spill a word until Christmas morning. It’s still one of the most special pieces in my collection.
That’s my story, what’s yours?
If you don’t have one yet, what present (that you could actually get – not in a museum or lost to time) would you like to get this year?