8 SOLD: A popular English tradition from days gone by, the Friendship Ball is a wonderful way to celebrate a special relationship: partners, mothers and daughters, friends near and friends seldom seen. Filled with a special little gift, the ball is to be passed back and forth for years to come on birthdays, holidays or for no other reason other than to say ‘I’m thinking of you.’ And when not en route, it’s a great vessel for your favorite potpourri.
The vintage friendship balls offered here are made from brass (these are not silver) with a wonderful patina accumulated over the years. Each measures just over 3″ in diameter.
Each friendship ball comes tied with a white organza bow and a metal envelope charm that actually opens to reveal a secret note that can be removed so you can add a personal message (or used as a template if you want to make your own). I have also included a decorative hook for hanging as well as a metal ring that can be used as a base should you decide to set the ball on a flat surface. It’s all there, all ready for you to fill and present — and start a new tradition of your own!
Hang it on your Christmas tree until you’re ready to give it. Use it as part of a place setting for a special meal on a special day. Include it in a bowl or basket with other gifts. It’s the perfect size for candy, jewelry, cash, and also small family heirlooms to be passed on to another generation.