I have a story to tell you.....
I made my sister inlaw one of these ornaments in memoriy of her mom that passed away, she was deeply touched, it was beautiful.
I had some ornaments left so I offered them to an online group I belong to and WELL..... the amount of peole wanting them was overwhelming. I picked up more supplies and made 60. continued.....
I completely sold out and people were messaging me with their stories of sadness, telling me about the loss of loved ones and how important this little ornament would mean to themselves, friends and family.
I just had to make more....... I was feeling like this little ornament was somewhow a small patch that was helping them remember and heal.
I made 120 of these ones, different shape, same sentiment.
I sold them all and again more requests, more stories. more tears.
I went out for more supplies and bought all of these pretty heart shaped ones. So delicate, so beautiful...I love these ones.
Again more requests, thus far I've sold almost 200 of these ones and the orders are still coming in. When people pick them up, they share intimate details of their loss or friends loss, we cry, we hug, we wish each other a Merry Christmas. Its touching, its sad & its happy, I'm a messy bag of emotions right now. They thank me over and over, it's such a strange feeling that this little piece of glass is so important & I'm happy that it is. THEN I get a special request........
One for a little girl who recently went to heaven... tearing up again. The mom's story of the sweet little girls battle since birth was full of sadness and bravery, happiness and deep sorrow..
Heavens newest angel.....a little boy, another one taken too soon.
This little craft of mine has turned out to be a heart tugging project that has brought me so much joy and I can't even begin to express how I feel but my tear swollen eyes can tell you.
This is what Christmas is all about.... touching lives and the joy & memories this little glass ornament will bring.