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Gifting the Grieving

Gifting the Grieving

With December being here there are so many reasons to give people gifts so I hope over the next few weeks to give you some gift giving ideas for special people in your life.

Today I want to focus on those who may have lost someone they love this year, someone with whom they once celebrated the holidays.  How do you show care for them, respect the grief that they are sure to feel and express the love and care in your heart for them and their life.

First and foremost, show that you care. Continue reading “Gifting the Grieving”

Beautiful Oops

It’s very noisy here, and hard to imagine that two 11 year olds girls coming down stairs really do make furniture shake.   The phone rings constantly and I’m the only one who seems to hear it and have to be chase down one of four missing handsets usually found under beds or in sofa cushions.  

Within our chaos naturally we have plenty of oopsies.   The fridge is always overful.    OK, OK.  I’m a leftover person.  And I like to have four types of mustard, several salad dressings, and at least three jellies just in case someone asks for them.  When the fridge door opens anything can happen.   We have learned to bend at the waist when we open the door to protect our toes from crashing yogurts or glass jars. 

And then there are the cupboards.  Things are precariously balanced in every cupboard, especially pots and pans.   This is why I am a huge fan of plastic.  Thank goodness the quality is so good now you don’t feel like you are eating a picnic.  Target’s melanine plates this year actually look like Spanish glazed plates – incredible.  And even more incredible they go in the dishwasher, and bounce when you drop them. 

I have a noisy eater and a messy eater from birth.  She’s 11 now and I still have to say ‘slow down’, ‘take the food to your mouth, not your mouth to the food’ and then always the final check before school – it’s usually an oops shirt change situation.  I’m usually in a rush, because I love life and want to do it all.  But with that comes more oops.  I’m bad at typos as I type very fast, to keep up with my thoughts.  With speed comes errors.  And I slink into a corner when I hear people say that a typo is absolutely a reason not to interview someone for a job, or use a company.  A typo means unprofessional!  I’m not unprofessional, I just type too fast and ok, should go back and carefully check…. But I’m on the next email by now making typos in that one too.

But I just discovered a wonderful new children’s book called ‘Beautiful Ooops’.    I love everything about it and particularly the message that it’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.  Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.  The smudge becomes the face of a bunny, a crumpled ball of paper turns into a lamb’s fleecy coat—celebrate the oops in life.   Reading level: Ages 4-8.  Hardcover: 28 pages measuring: 6.8 x 6.8 x 1.2 inches

Unique Mothers’ Day Gifts – The Mobius Mothers’ Day Bracelet

Bracelets have been used for thousands of years. At their origins, they represented ties between family members and households, similar to the way different tartans identified clans in Scotland. As time passed, bracelets became more and more decorative, embracing ornamental artistry and wealth.

At Healing Baskets, we have added a line of Mobius bracelets that embrace both of these ideas – the connection between loved ones and a unique artistry.   Mobius bracelets are designed so a beautiful prayer or quotation flows all around the bracelet, inside and out, without end. As one of our unique Mothers’ Day gifts, Healing Baskets is featuring a stunning sterling silver Mobius bracelet that embraces the heart of moms and children. The Mothers’ Day Bracelet is inscribed with the comforting, beautiful inscription, “A mother holds her children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever.”

Like all of our Mobius bracelets, the unique properties of this design make the thought seem infinite, as it wraps under and over the beautiful silver bangle. Another Mobius bracelet perfect for a unique Mothers’ Day gift is our beautiful “Mother in 32 Languages” piece. In any language, Mom still spells love.

We have carefully chosen these bracelets because they beautifully support moms AND women who have lost their mom. The eternal, unending message that flows in and out of the Mobius bracelet is an unspoken tie from a daughter to mother, even if her mom has passed away. At Healing Baskets, we’re grateful to have built a great reputation as the uncommon gift company. Our unique gift baskets cover a wide range of occasions – from joyous events, like Mothers’ Day and Graduation – to some of life’s most difficult occasions, like becoming the care provider for a family member, or going through chemotherapy. At Healing Baskets, we take the time to individually, carefully choose each item that goes into our unique gift baskets and every gift item that our company offers. Our Mothers’ Day Bracelet is one more example of the TLC that goes into every single day at HealingBaskets.com.

To order any of the unique Mothers’ Day gifts or gift baskets, you can visit Healing Baskets’ website at http://www.HealingBaskets.com

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