These are pandas my mom got me. Not real pandas, of course, but as close as one can possibly get. She sent me the first, a newspaper clipping, with a deposit receipt from my bank account (I hold a joint checking account with her at the bank where she works, and she deposited some cash from Christmas for me) with a sticky note attached that said “I saw this and thought of you.” It brightened up my day a little. :)
The other is a WalMart gift card with a bit of an interesting story. We were standing in line waiting to check out one evening and she was looking at the rack of cards they had in the aisle. She saw the panda one and handed it to me and said, “Here. Pandas.” “That’s cute.” “Keep it.” “Can I do that?” “I dunno, but who cares. It’s not activated so you can’t use it anyway.”
Basically, my mom stole a gift card for me just because it had pandas on it. She’s cool.