When I met Merci Maman at Britmums this summer, and spotted this little personalised leaf and acorn necklace, the personal symbolism grabbed me instantly, more on that in a moment. I was honoured to be asked to review it, and to share one to giveaway with my readers, it also comes in 18k gold plated.
This is my gift to myself this year – as a self employed person and a parent I’ve learnt it is important to reward yourself – but it would make an amazing gift for someone special too, the whole Merci Maman range is about stunning personalised jewellery for men and for women.
What this jewellery means to me
It took me a little time to find my feet with my blog, or blogs, and staying on my feet has been a constant struggle to stay grounded against so many exciting tides. I started my other blog A Residence when my Mum was dying, so it was always interwoven with Little Legacies about her. I made many friends along that journey who had also lost their Mums. When I sold that blog and began to write it as part of Wayfair.co.uk, I needed to find a new home for my little legacies.
For a while I had a site specifically for them, but over time I realised simple was better and they have fitted in well here, amongst our stories of walking in the woods, getting outdoors and exploring the world.
Over time I realised my mother’s little legacies will always keep coming to me whenever I need to know where to go next, they are engrained in all that I do. It was time to focus on passing them on to my children. L and G have grown faster than ever this year, faster in some ways than the baby days, but I am so very proud of the confident, imaginative and innovative souls we have raised.
There are always times as a parent when you feel lost in the woods, wondering who the wild creatures you are trying to tame will become. I think this year I have been surprised by how much I have felt for the first time desperate to stay a while, and stop them growing so fast. I hesitated at the next doorway as they flew through it, keen to explore what being older has to offer. Like anytime in life, when I feel unsure, my kids have a way of showing me the way, I realised the other day how excited I am to see them at the end of their school day. That is the stuff that really matters to me.
That’s what this Merci Maman piece represents to me, marking what I have with me from the past, holding me in the now and trusting the future is unfurling exactly as it is meant to.
From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.
little legacy A small thing handed down
I love the long chain, although you can choose your preferred length, I adore the gorgeous French handwriting. Merci Maman gifts come beautifully presented and delivery was exceptionally speedy. This piece also comes in 18k gold plated or a mix of sterling silver and gold plated.
I have one Merci Maman Personalised Acorn Necklace to giveaway. Just leave a comment below telling me what else on the Merci Maman site caught your eye and why, then please complete the rafflecopter to register your entry and unlock extra entries.
Terms and conditions
There is one prize of a Personlised Acorn Necklace as outlined in the blog post. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Wayfair and A Residence.
Closing date for entries is 18/12/2015 12 am
One entry per person
Entrants must log into rafflecopter and comment on the blog.
Optional entry methods are to follow on Twitter, Facebook and tweet on Twitter.
The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries
The winner will be informed within one week of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen
The winner’s name will be available on request
This is a joint promotion between Merci Maman and A Residence.
Entry to this confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
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