Alane Church from the Chicago suburbs got an unexpected package that appears to be a Christmas present from the Obama family to Sasha and Malia’s godmother.
She told Today show on Thursday that her family received a package from their uncle a week late and that it was in total disarray, having apparently been opened before it arrived.
Alane Churche said: “Parts of the old box were in this toilet paper box that the post office repackaged.
“In the bottom of the box was this extra gift. And we were reading the tag, trying to figure out, you know, where this came from, and it was opened. So we then discovered this was a very personal gift to Mama Kaye.”
“Mama Kaye” is the nickname of Kaye Wilson, the godmother of Sasha and Malia Obama.
A picture of the gift showed a tag addressed to “Mama Kaye and Papa Wellington,” from “Barack, Michelle and the girls.”
Inside was a homemade photo book, like those that can be made on the photo-sharing site Shutterfly, containing pictures of the Obama family, Alane Church said. She showed the cover, which featured a photo of Malia Obama smiling, to the camera, but wouldn’t show the inside.
“We are sort of wanting to keep it private for Mama Kaye. It’s very special, very special. Private moments of their year 2013 together,” Alane Church said.