Tuesday, September 24, 2013

every. day.

"... if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle.”
― David NichollsOne Day

I love that quote.  When you think about it, the gifts we really want to give to the people we love are intangible. They're the things we would give to them over and over -- the gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of confidence, the gift of peace... all the things that won't fit in a box or cute gift bag.  Things you want them to have every. day.  

But, being mere mortals, all we can do is love each other and try to show it the best way we can.  So, we give gifts -- the kind that actually can fit in a box or gift bag -- such as... a scented candle.   Like it or not, gift giving season is rapidly approaching.  Here are a few of our all time favorites to give and receive.

Handmade gift tags with the sweetest sentiments.

Velvet Pumpkins...Who knew?

Initial Necklaces in gold or silver

Handmade Hoop Earrings

Mustard Seed Charms

Geodes.  Kudos to the grandmother who bought all of these for her grandkids with
a note attached, "you're most beautiful on the inside."

Dang proud to be from Tennessee

And there's always these....

Little things can make big statements.  Argentine poet Antonio Porchio said, "I know what I have given you.  I do not know what you have received."   I hope it's love -- always love.  
every. day.

This post is dedicated to Mary Lee Bunch.  She was a gift to so many families, including my own.  Thank you, Mary Lee.  You will be missed.  May God grant you eternal love and peace. 

Post written by Lisa, owner of Vignette