Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July Newsletter

In June we celebrated our 6th full year of our online website When I started on this endeavor over 7 years ago, it was mostly for local bereaved parents we had met through our hospital and support groups. When I opened up the website, we were able to quickly reach a worldwide audience. Back then we could not have predicted how popular and successful our personalized memorial keepsakes and remembrance jewelry would be.

It has been an absolute honor and privilege to create the cherished mementos for both happy occasions and tragic situations. Through the years we've loved connecting one-on-one with our customers to make that special piece that will help them along on their particular journey. With the love and care put into every item, you can be sure that your keepsake will be of high quality that you will treasure for years. True to our original mission, a portion of every sale is donated to hospitals, support groups, and charitable organizations to pay it forward and help make a difference in other's lives.

Although we've grown exponentially over the last 6 years, I'm glad that we have stayed a small family owned and operated business of just my husband and myself. When you choose to place your order with My Forever Child, you are supporting an independent artist and small business, and we Thank You tremendously!!


Petite Baby Bean Necklace- (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
This is a smaller version of our original Baby Bean solid sterling silver necklace. Our exclusive "bean" pendant is a sweet way to remember a lost baby, especially when miscarried in the first trimester. Often, the early sonograms of a baby look like a bean shape. Many women refer to their babies early in the pregnancy as "Bean", "Tadpole", "Peanut", "Sprout",etc.

Petite Baby Bean Necklace

The petite sterling silver bean pendant is 11mm long x 8.5mm high x 3.5mm wide. Comes on a 16" sterling silver cable chain. You can select the optional chain extender to make the necklace longer.Limited quantities, only 20 pendants in stock.

Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss Healing Gemstone Bracelet {Back in Stock and newly Redesigned} Our Pregnancy Loss Healing Gemstone Bracelet is as symbolically rich as it is aesthetically beautiful.

Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss Healing Gemstone Bracelet

Genuine gemstones in various shapes, cuts, and transparencies randomly encircle this super comfortable bracelet. Pink and light blue are the official awareness colors for pregnancy and infant loss, and the gemstones selected reflect this sentiment.

The gemstones included in this bracelet:
~Angelite: (light blue), true to the name of this gemstone, it represents your little angels(s) watching over you.
~Rose Quartz: (light pink), a very powerful gemstone thought to help mend broken hearts, promote love, and even increase fertility!
~Clear Quartz: (clear), symbolizes purity and clarity. Helps to cleanse the spirit and magnifies the metaphysical powers of other gemstones.

Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss Healing Gemstone Bracelet

On an elastic cord. One size fits most.
Includes a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm.

Colored Aluminum Dog Tags When I posted this picture recently on our Facebook page as a preview item, the fans went nuts! I didn't expect the overwhelming demand expressed for this item, so I set about to listing it as a new product right away.

Aluminum Dog Tags

Our new dog tags are made from high quality anodized aluminum in a variety of colors, including pink, dark blue, light blue, black, silver, green, purple, and red. There are several images to choose from for the front, and you can have your own personal inscription underneath. *More Images Coming Soon* The back can be also personalized.

Makes a great personalized and affordable keepsake for children, teens, and adults. Dog Tag measures approx. 2" long x 1 1/8" wide x 1/16" thick. Engraved in Roman Font.

Our optional rubber silencer in several colors are perfect for a finished look, select your choice of coordinating or contrasting color.

Aluminum Dog Tags

{SALE!} Our new Personalized Colored Aluminum Dog Tags are on sale for $20 for pre-sale orders until Sunday, July 3rd. This is so I can have a feel for the correct amount of the various colors to order. Please allow 2 weeks for your order to be made before shipping out.
P.S.- If you're not already a fan of our Facebook page, you should be! This is where I post all the latest designs fresh from the studio and host a giveaway every month. If you need help getting set up on FB, just let me know :-)

Stainless Steel Dog Tag- with the very volatile silver and gold markets over the last several months, prices of supplies have been soaring. Unfortunately, I've had to raise prices on most items just to keep up with the increased costs. I've been searching for affordable priced yet high quality alternative metals. After trying out many different shapes and styles of stainless steel dog tags, I'm happy to have added these to the product line. More designs will be coming out soon with this new dog tag and other stainless steel jewelry.

Our new Stainless Steel Dog Tags are perfect for dads! Made from 316L stainless steel, these high quality tags are sure to please.

Stainless Steel Dog Tag

Larger than our sterling silver dog tags, these stainless steel dog tags measure 1 1/8inch wide x 1 11/16 inch high x 2mm thick. The large surface area can fit lots of personalized engraving. Will be engraved in Roman filled font.

Several options are available to add a necklace chain, key ring, or lanyard clip to attach onto a golf bag, laptop case, or brief case. The 2.4mm ball chain necklaces that coordinate with this pendant are made from high quality jewelry grade stainless steel, perfect for everyday wear.

{Also New} We just received in new Inkless Wipes and specially coated paper that we can send to you to make your own no-mess, no-fuss handprints, footprints, and fingerprints. This is perfect if you'd like to make custom engraved pieces with the prints from mom, dad, siblings, and even pets! Our new inkless wipe kits will be listed with our custom engraved handprint and footprint jewelry products soon.

{Also New} I have a new engraving machine and software that I took a leap of faith on a couple of months ago. I'm still not fully acclimated to all that this new machine can do. But I hope to bring you lots of new engraved jewelry and gift items in the coming months. Please feel free to email me if you have a special request for a particular design. I'm always open to new ideas and sometimes new pieces are based on customer requests.

Wishing you a safe and peaceful summer,

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mother's Day Ordering Dates & Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is May 8th, which is quickly approaching!
April 16th is the last day to order Custom Engraved Handprint and Footprint Jewelry for guaranteed delivery by Mother's Day (in the United States only). This unique jewelry features your child's actual handprint or footprint images permanently diamond engraved into keepsake quality sterling silver and 14K gold pieces.

April 23rd is the last day to order Personalized and Engraved Jewelry to be delivered in time for Mother's Day.
If you are ordering one of these unique keepsakes after the deadline, you can print out a Gift Presentation Card to insert in her card to let her know that a handcrafted treasure is on it's way.
Here is a list of our popular Mother's Day Gift Ideas

to consider:
Click on the images below to be taken directly to the products.

Personalized Round Charm Necklace-Gold Filled a beautiful and updated mother's necklace with a charm for each child. First name is on the front and date of birth is on the back. Available in 4 fonts and with birthstone crystals or gemstones for each child. With 14K yellow gold filled charms, necklace chain, and findings. Perfect for those who don't wear silver.

Personalized Round Charm Necklace First name is on the front and date of birth is on the back. Available in all 5 fonts and with birthstone crystals or gemstones for each child. One of our most popular mother's jewelry items!

Hand Stamped Round Small Charm Necklace By Popular demand! This is a pretty and personalized way to wear the popular Mother's round disk charm necklace with your children's name on it. Each Sterling Silver round charm is personalized with your child's name on the front and optional birth date (or another desired inscription) on the back. Each side can accommodate up to 6 characters.

Hand Stamped Round Medium Charm Necklace This is a pretty and personalized way to wear the popular Mother's round disk charm necklace with your children's name on it. Each Sterling Silver round medium charm is personalized with your child's name on the front and optional birth date (or another desired inscription) on the back. Each side can accommodate up to 8 characters.

In Mom & Grandma's Heart has a Swarovski heart shaped crystal surrounded by birthstone crystals for each child. Choose from "MOM" or "Grandma" or customize with your own personalization.
Affirmation Disk Necklace with crystals has Swarovski crystals in the birthstone color for each child. Choose from "MOM" or "Grandma" or customize with your own personalization.

Personalized Tag Necklace Personalized Tag Gold Filled Necklace

Personalized Tag Necklace is great to include multiple names. Can be personalized on both sides. Comes in sterling silver and gold filled. Add a splash of color with our Fancy Gemstone Dangles.

Personalized Round Family Necklace Personalized Family Gold Filled Necklace

Personalized Round Family Necklace features a large family monogram with the parent's initials in the center and the children's names above and below it. Even includes a wedding date if you wish. Can be personalized on both sides. Comes in sterling silver and gold filled. Add a splash of color with our Fancy Gemstone Dangles.

Mini Hand Stamped Charms
Create your own charm necklace with our Hand Stamped Charms
I created these beautiful new charms that are individually hand stamped for a handcrafted artisan look. Select your own personalization to represent your individuality.

Mini Hand Stamped Charms

Choose between Block, Cursive, or Roman font. The inscriptions are blackened with an oxidization process that makes the detail really stand out.

I am so excited about our new Add-A-Bead jewelry. Pandora Bracelets and other brands of Add-A-Bead bracelets are the popular modern day charm bracelets. They are sometimes referred to as European Style Bracelets. You have the freedom of placing any of these beads onto your leather or caprice style sterling bracelet for a truly unique and personal look that reflects your style and story. These large hole beads can fit the name brand designs such as: Pandora, Chamilia, Love Links, Biagi, Troll.

Triple Line Dangle Bead with Personalized Charm Simple Dangle Bead with Personalized Charm Baby Feet Dangle Bead with 3D Baby Feet Charm

Spacer Bead- Heart Ball Spacer Bead-Flat Hearts Spacer Bead-Love Hearts

Forget Me Not Pandora-Style Bead Forget Me Not Pandora-Style Bead Rose Quartz Pandora-Style Bead

Click here to view all our Add-A-Bead Pandora-Style Charms {New!}

Mother of Angels Pandora-Style Charm

is simple yet perfect to place onto a Pandora or other add-a-bead style bracelets. Can be personalized on the back, and comes in several different styles of dangle charms.

Mother's Day is a particularly difficult holiday for a woman whose child(ren) has passed away. What should be a day of happiness and celebration becomes lonely and painful for the bereaved mother. While she is still a mother, the outside world may not acknowledge that. If you know a woman who is grieving the loss of her child(ren), be sure to reach out to her on Mother's Day. You can visit her, send a card, or call her to let her know that she is in your thoughts and that you are remembering her child(ren), that they are not forgotten. If you are a bereaved mother, try to communicate with your family how they can help you to get through this holiday. Be gentle with yourself and don't participate in any activities that you don't want to. As always, you are all in my prayers. May God bless you and give you peace, comfort, and strength this Mother's Day.

Mother of Angels Pearl Bracelet
is simple, classy and very affordable.
Grandma of Angels Pearl Bracelet is a pretty way to show Grandma that you appreciate her.

Here is a special poem I wrote for the Mothers of Angels:

A Mother's Day Ode

I am your mother, but you, my child, I cannot hold.
It'll get easier with time, or so I'm told.
People may forget that I am your mother.
I'm part of a secret club we only share with one another.
But that doesn't diminish my love for you.
I think of you the whole day through.
I wonder what you're doing, my Precious Little One.
We are connected by an Infinite bond which cannot come undone.
I will not let death tear us apart.
I promise to always keep you alive in my heart.
©Susan Mosquera, all rights reserved

Lastly, Gift Certificates
are a good choice when you'd rather have the recipient decide her own style for what suits her best. Gift Certificates are also perfect for the last minute (up to Saturday, May 7th) and can be emailed to you so you can print it out yourself!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Winter Clearance Sale & Little Bit O'Luck

Our Winter Clearance Sale is still running, but is almost over as Spring is on it's way. Hooray! Once these items are closed out, they will not be back. Click the link below to view what's still available at discounted prices.


Real Four Leaf Clover Square Charm

Who couldn't use a little bit 'o luck? You don't have to be Irish to wear real four leaf clover jewelry. It can remind you to think positively and to focus on new opportunities and HOPE.

The four leaf clover is rich in symbolism. Each of the leaves of the four leaf clover represent Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck. Many cultures have considered the four leaf clover to be a lucky symbol.

Real Four Leaf Clover Sterling Cable Bracelet

A green genuine four leaf clover is permanently encased in clear resin to bloom for all eternity.

All are limited quantities, so hurry and order yours before they're gone!

Real Four Leaf Clover Stone with Chain

Right now I am running a giveaway for a 4 leaf clover jewelry set including a beaded macrame bracelet and simple necklace. 10 sets will be given away. Click the image below to head over to our Facebook page to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced on Friday. Good Luck!
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