My Grandma and Grandpa made and sent these a few years ago. They're buttons made by slicing a black walnut and polishing the slices. Grandma said it was quite a messy business: the casings of the walnut are a chore to remove. Aren't they great buttons?
J & E are Grandma and Grandpa's first initials. I think the packaging is priceless; I can't bear to use the buttons because the cards are so terrific.
And then a few weeks later Grandma cut out this ad from a JoAnn Fabrics circular and sent it with her comments: