Archive for May, 2014

Creating Memories That Will Stand the Test of Time

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.” ? Dr. Seuss

Our lives are filled with precious moments. It’s filled with memories such as cuddling with our children as we read them a bedtime story, going home for Christmas andparticipating in family holiday traditions, driving the car with our mother or father for the first time, going away for summer camp or even buying our first house. Our lives are also filled with less pleasant, but necessary activities, such as spending time away from our family and friends to earn our living by working. Since work is such an important part of our lives, it’s easy to get wrapped up in this and even mundane tasks such as cleaning our homes or buying “things.” Soon, these other activities take centre stage; somehow we get distracted, and forget to live our lives while we are alive.

No matter how long anyone lives, it’s not long enough. Life is short, too short. Before we know it, time passes, and suddenly we are twenty or thirty years older. Our children are grown and have moved far away to raise families of our own, and parents and other loved ones have passed on. Now, they are no longer available for us to give them that one last hug or ask them for one last bit of advice. Eventually, we are all left on our own, alone.

This is why it is so important to make an effort to not get wound up in things that aren’t really important in the long run. Take time, each day, to really focus on the people that you love and care about. Spend time with them and do things that are fun and that each of you enjoy while all of you are still here to enjoy it. Live in the present. Enjoy life and people while they are still here.

While you are at it, make certain that you make the time to capture some of these wonderful memories. Take lots of photos; shoot videos, save drawings and finger paintings. Make souvenirs from some of your travels and preserve them – even if it’s just pressing and drying a beautiful, vibrant flower that you discover in your own backyard with your child.

If you have a special photo of a great moment that you would like to preserve in a more permanent way, we can help. Here at Etched In Memories we specialise in turning your most memorable events into more permanent treasures. With our unique process, we can take your favorite photos and etch them into your choice of metal. Who wouldn’t appreciate jewellery that is as much an original piece of art as it is a beautiful adornment? Over time, these preserved memories can be passed down to future generations as treasured family heirlooms.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you preserve the best moments in your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Our Three Bestsellers

With Mother’s Day approaching, you may be a little excited as well as a little concerned about what you may end up with as a gift from your children.

The family may also be a little confused and not sure what to get you, so we thought we’d share with you our three biggest and best sellers.

This will make things a little easier for them, and enable you to get something you’re sure to love.

1.  The best by far is the pendant in 9ct yellow gold.  Personalised to include the image of your choice engraved on a heart-shaped pendant, 22cm or 27cm in size, you will be absolutely delighted with this as a gift.  The option for 9ct white gold is there, but the yellow gold is always a winner.

2.  A sterling silver pendant, in the heart shape or round is also a very popular choice.  Similar looking to the white gold pendant, but more doable for the kids’ money boxes, it is another popular item from our selection.

3.  Not just for the New Mum or Mum to Be, our Gift Packages have also been a huge hit.

They really do work for any mum, new or otherwise, and take some of the guesswork out of trying to decide what to buy to show your mum how much she means to you.

Although there is still a selection for the packages, the choice is much simpler and mum will get something to treasure forever.

What will you be getting your Mum this Mother’s Day to let her know how much you appreciate her?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the great mums out there from Etched in Memories.