The Gift of Friendship
Good friendships are threaded together by an infinite number of moments that all come together, throughout a lifetime, to create something beautiful. All those deep conversations, laughing at things that no one else understands, late night phone calls, and truly being there for each other when you’re needed. One moment at a time, relationships are stitched together, embroidering your life with the richness that only friends can bring.
In our happy, little shop, we love the idea of finding ways to celebrate and honor what makes you special. Your monogram, your name, the date of something important… these are all ways in which we can help the you shine through. And then there are other times when we can help you celebrate the gift of friendship— a group of your people, coming together to celebrate the love you have for each other, while still allowing your own, unique spirit to shine through.
Earlier this month a group of old friends went to Rosemary Beach on a girls’ trip. One of the friends came bearing an armful of white, baseball caps, wrapped beautifully, with each woman’s monogram embroidered in a different font and color. She wanted everyone to have the same thing, for they were there to celebrate the commonality of their deep and longstanding friendship; but she also wanted their own, individual spirit to shine through. We can’t think of a better way to honor the beauty of friendship… we imagine those hats will stay with that group forever, reminding them always of an amazing trip and lifelong friends.
Recently, our very own, Mary, turned 13-years-old and she celebrated at a local pizza place with her tennis team. After eating pizza, singing “Happy Birthday”, and lots of laughing, each girl went home with her own, personalized headband. Each headband is simple and white with their name in blue script. The evening was a fun way to celebrate the (now) teenager and it was a wonderful way for the girls to come together as a team, while still making each one unique. Whether kids are part of a team or part of a birthday party, sending them home with a personalized gift is a wonderful way to make each child feel special!
A trend that we have seen a lot of lately, and one with which we are in love, is weddings! The options are truly endless… handkerchiefs, t-shirts, bags, pajamas, and so much more. A bride recently came in with navy, long-sleeved shirts and had each one monogrammed in different colors and the same, curly, pretty font. They have all been friends since high school and are coming together for her wedding. We love imagining them all, united by their years of friendship, shared laughter, and infinite conversations, while still letting their own, special personality stand out.
And, of course, that’s what it’s always been about for us. The monogram is so much more than a collection of stitches. It’s when all of the stitches come together to create something beautiful, something that you will keep forever, something that, years down the road, you’ll find, hold to your heart, and think, “Oh, I remember that!”