While most of us have spent the past three months sheltering in place, how many times have you flipped through digital images longing to embrace or see special friends and family members that you miss dearly. At Essentialgifting, we encourage you to absorb every moment, memory and share reflections of your gift of life.
All the best to you and your families!
Guest Blogger: Michelle Blan
There are 525,600 minutes in a year. And so far this year, we have almost used up half of them. We didn’t do it normally though, did we? Between the coronavirus and the civil unrest that has plagued major cities around our country, our lives have been very different. We have spent time away from loved ones and have had to find new ways to celebrate wonderful achievements and other special occasions. We have lost loved ones and we miss loved ones. Our fears and our desire for safety and good health have kept us separated from those so dearest to us. We’ve lost time.
What does all of this mean?
When time passes, it is gone forever. We don’t get those minutes back and we don’t get a second chance to use them. The clock ticks as each minute falls - and time marches on.
Don’t let time pass you by. Don’t waste another minute. Focus on the love and compassion you have for friends and family. Whether you see them or you don’t, you can still reflect back on memories captured over time – share some laughs, some cries, some words.
Memories can bring a sense of nostalgia and longing for yesteryear. But, in the world we live in today, those good, captured memories can be enough to light someone’s spirit in the darkest of days.
Why not give this powerful gift to someone dear to you? Someone who could use joy and peace amidst all the surrounding chaos. Do you know someone like this?
You’ve captured meaningful photos throughout the years. Or, maybe you’ve even created or purchased works of art. Choose something that you think will brighten someone’s day. Then, frame it.
Frames come in all sorts of designs, colors, décor, and more. While what is inside the frame is most important, of course, the vessel that protects these memories has a statement to make, too. Together, the photo and the frame create a magnificent and cherished keepsake.
Capture and frame each and every special moment.
When you can't get there: Celebrations for All
Despite the circumstances, our hearts simply love to celebrate. There are still going to be birthdays. There will still be many graduations. And, there will be times when we just need to say, I miss you or I am thinking of you.
As we mentioned above, the minutes are already ticking away. We can’t wait to celebrate and we can’t wait to share how we feel. The time to do so is now. So, don’t let the current state of the world cause you to miss out on special moments.
Birthdays. Another year older and another year wiser requires recognition - whether it’s for a 5-year-old feeling incredibly special, a 45-year-old mom who never takes a day off, or your 86-year-old grandmother who craves the love of family.
Graduations. Celebrating a graduate is huge. Graduations mark a change in life – the end of one journey and the beginning of a new one. These young individuals have already overcome so many changes and missed out on some very important milestones – celebrate them big!
Missing/Thinking of You. When you love someone, miss someone, or think about someone, you ought to tell someone. Why? Well, if you have learned anything in this newsletter it is that time keeps moving. If you don’t share your heart now, you may not ever have the opportunity.
While our country strives to get back to a new sense of normal, shopping and celebrations just don’t happen like they always have. Thanks to Essentialgifting, you can maintain social distance, if necessary, and still surprise the important person in your life with the perfect personalized gift.
Send a digital image, we'll drop it in a gift frame.
Know this, my friends:
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
- Carl Sandburg