Family Gift Guide: Ballerina Music Box From Music Box Attic

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When I was a little girl, I wanted a Ballerina Music Box for Christmas. I could hardly wait for Christmas Day and Santa to come, so I would have that most anticipated treasure in my hands. After my brothers, sister, and I went to bed on Christmas Eve, we could actually hear Santa in the living room. We were all too afraid to peek! I could hear the tinkling of a music box and fell asleep a happy girl. When we woke up the next day, and ran to see what Santa had brought, I discovered that the music had been playing from a Fisher-Price wind up clock for my baby sister. The jewelry box that Santa brought did not play music or have a little dancing ballerina in it. It was just a plain pink box lined with velvet. Santa had even thought to bring some jewelry too, but I was so sad that I did not receive the music.

Ballerina Music Box

Ballerina Music Box

I know I told that story a hundred times through the years, as it was the most disappointing Christmas gift I can remember. I know that Santa meant well, but it was the music box I wanted, not the jewelry or jewelry box. Then, on Christmas Day when I was a lot older, my fourteen year old daughter could not wait for me to open her gift to me. I had been shaking it, and holding it for at least a week since she put it under the tree and just could not imagine what it could be. But, since she wanted me to open that gift first, I decided that it must surely be a camera. Much to my surprise, it was a Ballerina Music Box that was exactly like the one I had dreamed of as a little girl! I took it out of the box, and wound it up, and let that little ballerina dance around and around. And I cried. Not just tears of joy, but uncontrollable sobs.

My children thought that they had done something terribly wrong. How could they begin to understand that my daughter had given me my childhood, all wrapped up in Christmas paper and bows? My daughter is now forty years old, and I still have that little ballerina music box, and I keep my most valuable jewelry in it.

You can make your little girl, or the little girl in your wife, sister, or mother, so happy this Christmas with a music box from Music Box Attic. No matter if she is 4 or 40 or 84, she will treasure it forever. You can find many different styles of traditional  music boxes, snow globes, and musical figurines at Music Box Attic.  I found this great Lord of The Rings Snow Globe!

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  1. I love music boxes. My mom collects them and story was so very sweet I am teary eyed reading it.

  2. I had a ballerina music box when I was little and I loved it. I have been searching for one for my daughter – I will be looking into this one! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. wow, these are really cool!! I’ve always loved music boxes, there is just something about them that makes them timeless 🙂

  4. This is such a great story. I had a Ballerina music box growing up too. I loved it even though I wasn’t the “girly, girl.” It was my one frilly thing in my room.
    I like the piano music box for sure. This is a great suggestion for someone to consider for the women in their lives.

  5. I had one of those when I was a little girl. I think music boxes are magical.

  6. You had me at Lord of The Rings! Seriously though, I love music boxes as well and had one when I was a kid — I loved that music box but I have no idea what happened to it 🙁 My daughter has a large pink ballerina music box that I scored at a yard sael and she has it filled with pins she’s collected!

  7. That’s still one of my favorite gifts I’ve ever given anyone! I love you, Mama!

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