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My mom always bought Shana and I an ornament every Christmas to represent something significant that had happened that year. A Scrooge ornament for the year we were in A Christmas Carol, a violin for when I was in orchestra, a dog on a pillow for the year our dog died–actually it was a few years before she died and when we opened them Mom said “I don’t know how many years we have left with her,” and Shana and I looked at each other with horror on our faces, and then started laughing uncontrollably at mom’s thoughtful gift. We still laugh about that every year when I bring that ornament out.
It’s a tradition I love and have continued it with Zack and the kids. When we got married I bought a bride and groom ornament, when we bought our house, a new home ornament; the year we had Greenlea, a 1st Christmas one…I love having little reminders of special events, but I only get to take them out once a year.
Bring On The Sparkle. Pandora Jewelry Makes A Thoughtful & Timeless Gift
Which is why I love the idea of Pandora’s charm bracelets. They have a ton of charms to choose from, and the ones that really resonated with me (this one for the year I got my first teaching job, a Disney Frozen charm for the year Greenlea was in our local production, this Canada & Hockey Stick charm to represent my dad) all have really cool designs that make Pandora’s twist on a traditional charm bracelet feel especially unique and fresh.
Sidenote: For Shana I’d get this charm. (My dad always jokingly referred to her as The Queen.) 😂
There’s literally a charm for every possible occasion and a charm bracelet makes such a great gift idea. Once you have a bracelet, you have an easy go-to gift for any special occasion.
You can also mix and match them all, wearing one charm at a time, none at all, or all at once depending on what you feel like.
But they don’t just have charm bracelets. They actually have a ton of gorgeous jewelry, from (my new favorite) stacking rings to sparkly earrings and pretty necklaces. They have lots of options to choose from, all of which would make for an awesome gift for the holidays! (And in November, every Friday is Black Friday at Pandora, when you can take 35% off your purchase!) You can look forward to the main Black Friday sale 11/24-12/1 (Star Wars products excluded).
rings: Sparkling Snowflake Double Ring – This ring was inspired by the magic of the holidays, but I’m going to wear it well after they’re over. I love the double band and how incredibly sparkly it is. It comes in sizes 4.5-9 so you can choose exactly which finger to wear it on.
Sparkle & Hearts Ring – I LOVE these. They’re the perfect stacking rings (they come in size 4.5-10.5) and even look good next to my wedding ring (I’ve been trying to find a ring to wear next to it that doesn’t cost a fortune). The heart details on the band makes them feel special.
bracelets: Pandora Moments Sterling Silver T-Bar Snake Chain Bracelet – These bracelets come in multiple sizes (7, to be exact) so you can get the exact size you need–I followed the bracelet sizing guide to find my size and it was perfect. I like that they don’t slide up and down my arm constantly and that I can put it on and take it off myself. (There’s a smaller circle inside the larger one so the bracelet stays secure.)
Pandora Moments Rose Gold T-Bar Snake Chain Bracelet – This one is beautiful and looks good all on its own or with one or multiple charms. (It’s hand-finished in a 14k rose gold-plated unique metal blend.)
Sparkling Row Spacer Charm – The hidden silicone grip keeps these charms exactly where you want them, and allows you to position your other charms where you want them.
Openwork Family Tree Heart Charm – We’ve been looking into our ancestry a lot recently, so I love this family tree charm.
Sparkling Freehand Heart Dangle Charm – I love the dangle charms! This one is silver and rose gold (love the two-tones) and says “All of Me Loves All of You…”
necklace: Sparkling Snowflake Collier Necklace – This is such a pretty necklace. It goes with everything from jeans and a tee to a fancy dress. It has two closures for the perfect length and looks great with the earrings below!
earrings: Sparkling Snowflake Stud Earrings – These have literally been in my ears since I got them. They’re perfect for daily wear and they don’t irritate my ears like some earrings can, even when wearing them overnight.
P.S. This one’s for the pinners…