This time of year we all become a little sentimental and filled with emotion. The sights, smells, and sounds of the season evoke so many memories of family and friends. Cue the sappy music.
It may be cliche, but we honestly have some of the best customers. Perhaps it is the emotional connection that people have with words and sayings, but so many of our customers share their personal stories. Often these are heart-wrenching accounts of how our stones helped with remembrance or how our tokens provided inspiration through life’s trials. There is a reason we keep an ample supply of tissue around the warehouse…
But, occasionally we receive an email or call that simply makes us smile and fills us with joy–something simply beautiful. Here is one of those:
“Families are made in many ways. Some families are formed in a traditional way while others, a bit more unconventionally. No matter the circumstance, the love a parent holds for their child is sacred. Not too long ago, I ordered a number of “love” keys for a baby shower. While that in and of itself would have made for a nice gift for everyone, it hardly captures the sentiments of this particular shower. See, this was an adoption baby shower, a story several years in the making. Anyone familiar with adoption understands it is a long and often arduous process filled with emotional highs and lows. Anyone familiar with adoption is also keenly aware of the unique family dynamics that can arise when the time comes to welcome home the newest family member. I wanted to share with you how your “love” keys were the finishing touch that perfectly captured the joy and emotion of that day.”
Images truly do say a thousand words. Seeing our “Love” key tied to a carefully wrapped pumpkin with the words, “this pumpkin grew in our hearts” absolutely melted ours.
As we all take a moment to say thanks this holiday season, we extend an heartfelt thank you to all of our customers and extended family. We wish you a safe and joyous holiday!
Inexpensive frame from Dollar Store or craft store
A photo of someone of love
I spruced up a plain black frame by gluing hearts on each of the corners. I found a frame with a cut-out of a heart in the center which I glued a sheet of black and white scrapbook paper to. I then glued on a few hearts creating a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!