It's always exciting to me to get a gift certificate as a gift. Not that presents aren't nice and appreciated. But, rather than just willy nilly buying something for someone, just because you feel as if you have an obligation, allowing them to pick out something that suits them is so much more thoughtful...I think. A lot of people still have a problem giving gift cards or gift certificates...they say that it's too impersonal. The Hub is like that. We gave gift cards to the grandkids this past Christmas and he was all in a bother. But, the kids loved it and had an absolute blast picking and choosing and trying to get as much as they could on their budget.
So...I got a gift certificate from my favorite Aunt to a small boutique across the street from my office. I was so pleased because they carry one of the things I treasure most...Brighton!! Now, I am not a big jewelry girl and I don't switch purses or shoes very often...but, I heart Brighton, big time! I had already been in looking at the stock when the owner said, "Wait until we come back from Market" which is where they go to do all of the buying. And a couple of days later I got this in the mail:
So...I've been waiting and I finally made the move. It comes in a pretty red bag with imprinted ribbon.....
And it is just as pretty as the picture! Love the red (my favorite color) and Brighton is donating $10 from each sale to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement, so that's a good thing. I have the one from last year, but I just think this one is wonderful! Can you see the red dress charm?
Each square has a word and the quote is, "The biggest thing in the world, bigger than the ocean and the sky, is your heart."
Anyway...cool bracelet, cool quote, cool charity...cool Brighton!
I've been tagged by Sandi for a very thought provoking list and I've got to do some thinking about that...enjoy the weekend!