Eek! I’m so excited. Per my latest (rekindled) interest, I recently ordered a glass locket and some charms for my mother’s birthday. Everything finally trickled in and it’s all so cute. Here are the charms I got for her (and why):
A “Love my cat” charm. Mama’s favorite cat passed away a few months ago. Squealy was an all-gray and all-sass cat, and she and Mama would share night-time snacks of cheese and ice cream. I know that Mama misses her.
Sewing machine charm. This 1980’s-style sewing machine looks exactly like the machine my mom uses for all her sewing projects. The sewing machine was a gift from her father/my grandfather, too.
A “Country Girl” charm. Mama grew up in a rural area, and she and Daddy raised my sisters and me in a rural area, too. The country is the best place to grow up–lots of outdoor adventures!
A Nativity scene charm. My mom loves Nativity sets and has several. She always makes sure that her sets are kid-friendly, because it’s important to her that children can play with the pieces and learn the Christmas story.
“FAITH” charm. Mama’s faith is central to her life.
A letter “K” charm. This is Mama’s initial. 🙂
Diet Coke charm. Mama LOVES Diet Coke. Loves it. She’s probably drinking one right now.
Red & clear crystal hearts. Mama has a very big heart. She’s always helping someone, and she’s very generous with her time and energy. She’s not afraid of hard work or getting dirty, and she’ll wear herself out helping others before she thinks of herself. She’s especially good at befriending and caring for the elderly, too. She senses their needs and concerns and provides such good care and company.
Cardinal charm. Red cardinals always remind Mama of her own mother. I’ve gotten a few other cardinal items for Mama in the past and she always seems to enjoy them.
It was a bit of a lucky break that almost everything fell into a red, black, white, and silver color scheme! I just tried to think of charms that represented some of Mama’s favorite things and some of the biggest and best aspects of her personality. I can’t wait to give this necklace to her! I’m going to package the locket and all the little charms separately (in tiny origami boxes!) so Mama can have the fun of discovering each little piece and putting it all together. I hope she likes it.