Since I was a child I have always had a talisman, usually more than one. A perfectly round rock from a dear child, a piece of glass polished by the sea, a round silver disc that says, "You've got a friend forever." And this year for Christmas, I got two more. I will not likely carry these in my pocket like I tend to carry the others. They are Poppets, tiny hand-painted figurines. Poppets are said to be magical, filled with cheer and bigger on the inside than out. They force you to be honest with yourself.
The "original" little red poppet.
With the clown poppet.
And a lovely watercolor drawing by the creator of the poppets and artist
Lisa Snellings Clark
The little poppets sit on my desk and remind me of childhood days of fairy tales and imagination. I just love them. Today's weather is very blustery with very high winds and driving rain. Just looking at my little poppets and the drawing gives me comfort. You can find more information about poppets here.
From the Poppet Web Page
Thanks, dear daughter, for a great gift.