I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems as if that song from Home Alone is the soundtrack to my life – you know, the one where the entire family is running through the airport? There are times that I can honestly hear it in my head when I’m navigating the craziness of a typical day.
We ALL have a lot on our plates - work, picking up and dropping off kids, emails, finding time to exercise, bills, distance learning, figuring out what’s for dinner – wait, did I forget to get groceries? – picking up takeout, making sure you send that project to school, laundry, swimming lessons, the list goes on and on.
It’s time to turn down the volume on the Home Alone song, take a breath, and remember what is truly important in life – the people you love.
February is the perfect time of year to celebrate love and do a little something to show the people you love that they matter to you. In addition to Valentine’s Day, winters can be long, and we could all use a little light and joy in our day, right? This February, I’m encouraging you to take a moment to share your heart with those you love and let them know how important they are to you. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
If you’re in a newer relationship, a simple, yet stunning diamond pendant for her, or a pair of classic diamond stud earrings may be the perfect gift for your sweetheart. These are timeless gifts that can be cherished for a lifetime – I still have the ring my husband gave me when we started dating almost two decades ago. For the man in your life, check out our selection of money clips for guys. Affordable and practical, yet still personal – we can even engrave his initials on it to make it even more special. Most people love surprises – presenting such a special gift on a date night out, or even during a fun activity like snowmobiling, ice fishing, or sledding, is a great way to make the moment – and the gift – even more memorable.
For your bestie, check out our selection of trendy and fun Create Hope Cuff bracelets at J. F. Kruse, starting at just $24.99. A pair of fashionable and affordable earrings also make a great gift! You can also add on a Diamond Sparkle Stick that she can keep in her purse to keep her jewels sparkling all year long. Surprise your gal pal with a gift and a hand-written card over lunch or coffee, or really make an impact and leave it on her doorstep or office desk. Friends are tremendously important, and I for one don’t tell my friends enough how much they mean to me.
For the daughter in your life, a simple and fun gemstone pendant with her birthstone in it, or a sparkly and affordable fashion bracelet will show them how much you care. My daughters each have a part of my heart, and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them. Leave cute notes where she’ll find them throughout the day, such as her lunchbox, her shoes, or her backpack, then leave her a beautiful piece of jewelry on her desk for her to find with another loving note. Being a daughter myself, I know how good it feels to be reminded by your parents how loved and cherished you are.
Perhaps you’ve been married a long time, and Valentine’s Day isn’t something you really celebrate anymore. Surprise your spouse this year with a gorgeous diamond anniversary ring, or a lovely diamond pendant that she can wear every day. Does your wife already have a lot of jewelry? Our variety of fashion jewelry will add a pop of fun to her jewelry wardrobe. For your hubby, consider a classic gentlemen’s watch, or an affordable and masculine men’s ring that he can wear on casual days or working in the yard. Pulling out a little gift-wrapped box always makes a date night more memorable, so try to make time for one! Or, you can leave the gift with a card in the kitchen cupboard by your spouse’s coffee cup for them to find in the morning.
Finally, self-care is something that most of us women are not very good at. Maybe you can’t turn down the Home Alone music all the way, but you CAN treat yourself to something sparkly that will add a little pep to your step and allow you to show yourself a little love. Earrings are always my go-to – in my opinion, you can never have too many! We have lots of affordable and fashionable earrings at J. F. Kruse for you to check out. Or, consider a fun and shiny ankle bracelet to get yourself ready for summer. Our friendly staff will even make you a fresh cup of coffee and a snack so that you can relax while you shop.
Take a moment to remind your loved ones how much you care. I know life is busy; and, it’s important to choose to show love, appreciation, and gratitude to those closest to us. It’s the little things in life that truly make the biggest impact.