My family gives really good gifts. Everyone "gets" vintage, so rather than hitting the mall a few days before Christmas they are constantly on the look out for the perfect gift at flea markets, antique shops, and estate sales for weeks, or even months, before the holidays. This little stamp collecting book is one of my parents' finds and also one of my favorite gifts from Christmas 2013.
My mom said the stamps were already in the book when she found it. However, she took out all of the stamps, sorted them by color, and then put them back in this ombre arrangement. She joked that this might mean she has too much free time on her hands, but I think it was time well spent. It's beautiful, right?