Monday, December 12, 2011

Jet of the Day - Adroit Jewelers

What do the holidays mean to you?

It is easy to get caught up in the commercial part of the holidays and to forget about what is most important – each other!  The best gift you can give is to spend time with your loved ones.  Tell them how you feel.  Have them over for a meal.  Decorate the Christmas tree together.  Go Christmas caroling.  (Sure, people still do that…or at least they should.)  There’s nothing like a gathering of tone-deaf cheerful souls spreading Christmas joy. ☺  And if you can’t be with your loved ones, find a way to be in touch. 

Traditions can be a nice way to celebrate.  We have a family Christmas party each year.  It’s a great time for everyone to get together and take a break from the busy-ness of life to actually spend time with each other.  I always encourage (i.e. make) everyone get together for a group picture.  We do a serious one and a fun one.  Here’s one from a few years back.  A bunch of us were missing that year, but we still had fun and this was our reindeer antler pose. ☺ 

It’s natural to want to give something special to someone you care about.  Creating handmade gifts is a great way to show your love in my opinion.  If you can’t (I would argue with that) or don’t have time to make something yourself, buying handmade is another great option. 

Genuine Sea Glass Love Pendant
Perhaps a gift that gives the feel of the past.

Silver Metal Fibula Shawl Pin

You can buy handmade for the men in your life, too.

Beautiful Agate Tie Tac

A one-of-a-kind gift for someone you’re not sure what to get.

Whatever you decide to do, follow your heart and take the time to do those things you tell yourself you would do if you had time.  We need to take the time for the things and most importantly for the people that are the most important to us. 

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and the Merriest of Christmases with a special shout out to my wonderful JETS!  May you all make wonderful memories that will stay with you the whole year through. 

Thank you for reading!


Rough Magic Creations said...

What a beautifully written and thoughtful holiday message! I so agree with everything you say (being another tone-deaf cheerful soul), about what's really important!

And I have to add, you are undoubtedly the prettiest reindeer I've ever seen!!!

Lisa Lehmann @StudioJewel said...

awww...what a great post!

i do love ida's pretty and organic. each piece has such an original feel and look to it. wearable art at it's finest!

JillreOzmay said...

Yep, the people in our lives and our relationships with them are the ONLY reason our existence matters! Great post! Thank you Ida.

capitalcitycrafts said...

Wonderful reminder of what the holidays are really about, thanks!

Tracy said...

Awesome post :) I'm so drawn to seaglass that everything in Ida's shop just resonates with me. There's something for everyone on your list!

willowcreekjewelry said...

Beautifully artistic jewelry! Thank you for your fantastic post and gentle reminder to stay focused on what is truly important = )

Your Daily Jewels said...

I am a huge, huge fan of Ida's unique style. I love the earthy and elegant feel of every piece.
Love, love, love celebrating her!

Michele said...

What a special post, yes with all the craziness of the season we most take the time out to show how much we care for each!!! Lovely featured gifts!!!!

SendingLoveGallery said...

great post and wonderful creations by Ida! good reminder to share that Love this season : )

Made By Tammy said...

What a great message! So true...
Gorgeous jewelry!
Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases too!

Cher said...

Lovely sentiment, and so true!
Wishing all my JETS and their loved ones a safe and wonderful holiday season!!!
Guess it's about time to don my antlers ;)

Beadsme said...

Great post. Just love the group pic, wish we could have parties like that.

WanderingJewel said...

Great post!

Donna's Artisan Designs said...

Ida you are one in a million and I cherish you immensely! Thanks for the special message you have brought us and I'd like to add that without family and friends life would be very lonely, ALWAYS take a moment to hug and say "I LOVE you" to EVERYONE in your life EVERYDAY...and I too LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your inspired designs!!!
<3 Donna <3

Brooke said...

Thanks for the reminder and great post about what is really important! Beautiful jewelry too!

Wonderful Jewelry said...

Great post.