BY Margery Williams
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near
the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things
that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that
happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but
Really loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are
Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes
a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp
edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your
hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and
very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be
ugly, except to people who don't understand."
Decorate favors, accent bridal party gifts, tie
balloons or bouquets, even place a strip along reception
Interlocking Heart Candle Holder
Your heart burns with love . . . now your
centerpieces can, too. This lovely candle holder may also serve
as a post-reception keepsake for the wedding attendants. Place
one or two per table, depending on how many guests are seated
Ring-for-a-Kiss Favor Cards
When guests want to encourage you to kiss, these bell favor
cards are a charming alternative to silverware clinking on