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Oct 29, 2013

Hi Gunther,

Just received the package and everything looks great. The push dinosaur is a gift for our niece, I just spent a few minutes chasing the dogs around with it!

After years of buying your wonderful toys for other people's kids, we finally got to buy for our own baby. The ark is a first Christmas gift for our little girl who is due at Thanksgiving.

Thank you so much for the lovely owl bank! We're bird watchers and owls are of course personal favorites!

Many thanks, Heather W.

Sept 10,2010

Lieber Gunther
Der wunderschöne Lebensbaum ist angekommen und ich freue mich sehr daran! Vielen Dank und liebe Grüsse Barbara

SUBJECT: Re: Order #23120721 on Sep 9, 2010

Thank you so much for the beautiful nativity set! I love everything about it, and I know my children will, too, for many years to come. I want to compliment you on the beautiful and thoughtful construction of each piece, including the box, and the lovely wood you use. It smells so nice, too.

Thank you so much. Finding treasures like this is what I love about Etsy.


Sept 7, 2010

Everything arrived perfectly. My niece loved it. What BEAUTIFUL work!!!! Many thanks. I will be ordering more things as Christmas approaches.



Jan 9, 2008
I got my wiggle worm today. It's so darn cute! Hurray for quality US made toys! Thank you! M. B.

May 18, 2000

Dear Gunther:
I'm writing to let you know the Ark arrived yesterday (Wednesday 17th May) and I'm absolutely delighted with it. I love the detail of the individually carved male and female animals and the list of woods used. It is a very attractive present indeed and I'm quite reluctant to hand it over to my 9-month old nephew! Of course he won't be playing with (or even touching it) for some time, but it will make a beautiful christening present and I hope something that he will treasure for years to come.

Thank you so much for the trouble you went to in sending the Ark so promptly. I'm impressed with the d elivery service (on both sides of the Atlantic) - just 8 days door to door.

Internet shopping certainly makes the world a smaller place. Thank you once again.

With my very best wishes

J. G.

December 19, 1999

The animals arrived yesterday (very quick shipping) and they are even more delightful than I had hoped. I have told my sister (mother of the child who is to receive these) to look up your website. I'm hoping that she'll want to complete the set. If not, I will for his birthday next year!

I come from a wood-oriented family (brother and uncle are both foresters), and I would be interested to know what woods you used for the animals. Some I think I recognize (mahogany hippos? cherry elephants?) but the rest are unfamiliar.

Thanks and have a wonderful day.


January 9, 2000

Dear Sir,
As a Christmas gift I received from my husband the gorgeous Heirloom Ark which you crafted. I wanted to let you know how beautiful we think it is. It is highlighted in our home. We have a small collection of Noah's Arks - yours is the finest. Have a good New Year!

J. U.

December 11, 1999

Dear Mr. Keil,
I ordered several of your toys this season including the heirloom Noah's Ark and the Nativity set, and they are just wonderful.

I am writing to ask you if it is possible to purchase just the donkey and camel from the Nativity set. Somehow, we have managed to lose the donkey and have broken the head off the camel and my daughter is upset.

Please let me know if this is possible and what the prices would be. Thank you very much.

Happy Holidays
D. M.

March 1, 2000

Dear Gunther,
Just to let you know that the ark arrived safely and intact. It is very beautiful and we are both really delighted with it. It is even more lovely than we thought it would be. It will make a fabulous christening present for our godson, Max. Thank you for your help. We wll certainly pass on your brochure to our friends and we are sure that you will get many more orders from us Brits.

Thanks again
A. B. and Z. S.

June 25, 2005

Just a note to say thank you so much for the Noah's Ark and the Nativity that you sent me. They are going to be part of our Godly Play resources here. I am absolutely delighted with them. Thank you very much.

May 3, 2006

Hi Gunther,

Just to let you know that the ark arrived safely and is wonderful. You shipped it quickly enough for a lot of my family and friends to admire it before the Christening and I'm sure it will be treasured by my new God daughter. Thank you!

Best wishes A. T.