Today would have been my mother's birthday! She would have been 65 years old and there is not a day that goes by that I don't wish she was still here with us. Her battle with cancer ended in 2003, right after Christmas, and it has always been my greatest regret that I was not able to be at her side when she passed away. My children were only one and four when she passed away, and my son had only met her a few times. She lived in Iowa--a ten hour drive from our home in Arkansas--and we were only able to get there a few times a year.
Throughout the years we have done numerous things to keep her memory alive. One year we gathered all her grandchildren and had them write letters to their grandma. I then tied the letters on the end of a helium balloon, and all together we released the balloons and watched as our letters went to Heaven! My sister and I still get together on her birthday and have a special party in memory of our mother. We will bring a special gift to exchange and reminisce about our times together! It is so important to me that my children grow up "knowing" their grandmother, as she was a truly amazing woman. I started collecting butterflies the day she passed away in memory of her and have a wall in my home devoted to her, with butterfly photos and decor, yet I am always looking for other ways to honor her memory as it is so important to me that my children never forget her name! My son will talk about "Grandma Sally" as if he knew her, but it is only through our words and conversations that he has learned her. We still put up her little Christmas tree each year and we decorate it with her ornaments and special ones the children create each year. This year, we will be adding a very special ornament.
This beautiful remembrance ornament is made from lead-free pewter, so it will withstand the test of time, and it can be hung on the tree from the attached satin ribbon, or it can be shown year round on the included suction cup. I was given the opportunity to review this product in my home, and I can state without any hesitation that it is made of good quality. The design is very detailed and the etching is deep in the pewter. It is not one of those engravings that wears off, as it is deeply seated within th pewter. I chose this design because the message truly tugged my heart strings--"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure". It arrived ready for gift giving in a beautiful organza bag. I liked the fact that the pewter is a thick cut and gives the ornament durability. The cost is affordable at only $12.95 each. We have chosen to show it year round on the provided suction cup and have hung it on our front door, and also plan include it on the tree during Christmas season. This is only one of the thoughtful products offered at The Comfort Company.
I want to tell you a little about the company, even though you can find the information on the website, as I truly believe in the concept of this company. The Comfort Company was founded by Renee Wood, a social worker who has had the opportunity to work with many people, as they prepared to lose or had already lost, a loved one. That has to be one of the hardest jobs in the world. Renee's store reflects her passion in helping families get through the pain of losing someone close to them. It is here she offers the remembrance ornaments showcased above (in many different designs), but also where she offers other "gifts of hope for healing hearts".
They even have specialty items that are hard to find elsewhere, such as cremation jewelry, memorial plaques, garden memorials, and miscarriage/infant loss memorials. They even offer memorial gift trees and pet memorials! What is great about The Comfort Company is that they also offer a 30 day money back guarantee on most of their items (personalized gifts or memorial trees not included in this offer), so your satisfaction is their greatest concern and that says a lot about a company.
|Cremation Keepsake Jewelry|
Where to Buy: All of the items featured here and many many more are offered directly from the website.
One lucky reader will win one of the these Remembrance Ornaments. Simply complete the mandatory entry for your chance to win! For extra chances to win, complete any or all of the bonus entries. Be certain to leave your email address or have it visible in your profile.
Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only aged 18+. Void where prohibited by law. For a full list of rules, regulations, disclosures and disclaimers, visit the Legal Page on this site.
Giveaway ends on Midnight on October 29, 2010.
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