Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I Got A Hippopotamus for Christmas!

If you read this recent post, you'll know that one of my favorite family stories is about the year, a very long time ago when I was just a toddler, that I didn't get a hippopotamus for Christmas. Eventually, years later when I was all grown up, my mom did buy me a hippopotamus, a ceramic mama hippo with a baby on its back (the picture is in that other post). It took a lot of years, but I finally had my precious hippopotamus. The story is still a special one between Mom and me.

This year, now that my mom is in her 80s, I decided it was high time to return the favor. So this year I got her a hippopotamus for Christmas.

Crocheted Hippopotamus for Mom for Christmas 2015 -
Mom's Hippopotamus for Christmas 2015

TOP SECRET: Important! If you know my mom, please don't tell her about this! It's top secret until Christmas day! 

Back to the story.

After I wrote about the no-hippo Christmas a couple of weeks ago, I decided that I'd look online to see if I could find the same little ceramic "Mom and Me" hippo, one I could get for Mom for this Christmas. I didn't have any luck finding the same thing, but I found a lot of other cute hippos including the one you see in the picture above. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would make a perfect gift.

The new hippo is purple and yellow and has a headband with a flower and a full skirt. It's actually made (crocheted in cotton yarn) to be a lovey or security blanket for a child. While this would look adorable in a child's room, I think it's going to look great on Mom's bed, her coffee table, or wherever she decides to display it.

I think she's going to love it. And now we'll each have our own hippopotamus.

If you don't get a hippopotamus for Christmas this year, Kelly at CrochetedOwl on Etsy should be able to fix you up with a lovey blanket hippo like Mom's.

If you'd rather have another type of hippopotamus for Christmas, or for any other day of the year, then check here to see what else is available on Etsy. There are tons of them, any of which could play a role in your next family story.


  1. That hippopotamus is adorable!. I will share this for sure.

  2. The hippopotamus is adorable and I am sure your mom will love it. I love the song too.