Monday, July 03, 2006

The ornaments have arrived...



After the long process of hiring an artist, creating the artwork, molds, etc. the new 2006 ornaments have arrived. They are stunning. I love the designs and I hope that they will be treasured keepsakes by those who receive them.

The first design is an oval shape with the wording, "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again." The second is a Helen Keller quote, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

I used a new company to manufacture this years pieces. It's very, very important to me to keep all of my manufacturing in the United States. I believe in the American Dream and maybe my small job won't matter to the entire country, but it matters to the man or woman who is employed by the manufacturing plant I chose.

My goal was to keep the prices down this year so that the ornaments were affordable by anyone who might be comforted by one. I hope that they are well received!