Don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day, make it a charming tradition to look forward with something just for you and her. #MyJamesAvery
Thank you to James Avery for this special Mother’s Day offer and this sponsored post.
It’s normally a day that people send flowers or take mom to brunch or make a card or sometimes just let her not do anything.
While those are all things I love (who doesn’t), this year I wanted it to be different. I wanted it to be a day that I didn’t just look forward to, but my daughter, who possibly, hopefully, will have a daughter of her own, will look forward to as well…a new family tradition.
As a storyteller, my whole life and everything around it, what I wear, what’s in my house, the music I listen to, all have an experience attached to them. My life is much like a charm bracelet, where each small, delicate charm signifies a milestone, big or small, that makes my life what it has become.
My baby girl is definitely one of the biggest milestones I’ve ever had.
“It’s a girl,” the Dr. showed me on the sonogram more than six years ago.
And then it happened.
All the color just went away from my face and the flood of emotion took over my whole body.
From the moment I found out I had a daughter on the way, I’ve experienced an overwhelming responsibility to not just be her mother, but the female role model in her life that, God willing, will make her strong, proud, kind, smart, independent and all those other amazing qualities you want your daughter to possess.
While it’s been quite the journey and I’m sure with her vivacious sense of life, it will always been an adventure, I wanted to share something with her. Something that would continue to tell my story and something that she could have; to begin telling her story, too.
So one warm Sunday, we put on our girl dresses. She even snuck on a little bit (too much) lipstick, but she was so proud I didn’t make her take it off and headed for our girl day. On our way, we listened to our favorite girl songs a little too loud. And we headed to James Avery.
James Avery is a family-owned, Texas-born, Texas-based jeweler based in Kerrville that began more than 50 years ago. Started on family and faith, the jeweler offers more than 1,100 designs and has more than 14,000 separate jewelry items in the product line.
“I strive to keep designs from being contrived, cluttered or cute. The challenge is to keep things simple.” James Avery
Her first time in a fancy jewelry store, my heart immediately began to swell after I told her to “go find her favorite.” Her instructions were that she could find her favorite charm and I would find one to give to her as the beginning of her charm bracelet to have one day. At 6 years old a nice piece like James Avery was a little much to wear to school, but ok for those special occasions. Until then, I’d wear it.
And then the story changed a little: James Avery was running a Mother’s Day special offering a free bracelet (or necklace) for free with the purchase of two charms. Somehow it wasn’t just going to be a charm bracelet for her, but for me too.
With so many charms to choose from including the special Texas legend that has taken over social media, as well as anything from a stand-up mixer to a tube lipstick, the selection process was a big part of the fun. Taylor couldn’t help to find a beautiful cupcake and a princess tiara…so fitting for my sweet little princess.
For my bracelet (and ultimately hers), I was drawn to the “Mother’s Love,” a heart design that embodies a mother and daughter; and a rose, well…because our middle names are both Rose.
After making our purchases (and saving so much more than I expecting with the Mother’s Day offer), we enjoyed dinner together at The Theodore where we could enjoy “fancy mac n cheese” (her special request) and drink fancy glasses of Shirley Temple.
Now this is a Mother’s Day tradition I could get used to. And I think James Avery was smiling down thinking that’s exactly what he had wanted for everyone.
And now we have something else to look forward, next Mother’s Day with our own charming tradition.
James Avery Charming Mother’s Day Offer
- Now through May 29, buy two charms and receive a charm bracelet or necklace for free, up to a $70 value.
- There are so many mix-and-match necklace/bracelet options available with 15 styles to select.
- Create your personalized gift in-store or at JamesAvery.com stores.
- For specific questions on this offer, check with your store for more details.