Monday, December 22, 2008

Once Upon a Family...

n the ever ending search for unique and meaningful gifts, these certainly top the list. Especially at this time of year when I'm treasuring the memories I have of the Holidays with my late daughter, I encourage anyone to take the time to snap a few photos, keep the homemade cards, don't worry about the flour all over the kitchen after baking cookies - in other words, savor the memories. Someday we realize that they will become our true treasures.

A home-based organization called 'Once Upon a Family' sells some high quality, heirloom type gifts. They stress spending time with your families, and encourage creating and upholding traditions all year round. The Letters to Santa Pillow gives a gorgeous little spot for your child to put their letter to Santa. After the man in red picks up the letter, you can save it for years to come...and present all of them to your child when they turn 21.

The Christmas Book is a lovely silk album - the perfect place to preserve your special photos. Consider placing one photo each year in the 25 page fold-out books, of your family engaged in your favorite Christmas tradition. Bring the book out a couple of weeks before Christmas to remember the previous years and to show the children how they've grown! This is also available in a Hanukkah book as well.

Both the Letters to Santa pillow and the Christmas Book run approximately $25. For more information or to purchase these (and dozens more quality items), visit Jennifer Schmidts website here.


Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

So glad that you appreciate the wonderfully unique nature of all our meaningful. '
Thanks for the shout out. :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh, I forgot to add that we have added a whole new wedding line. Have you seen it? :)