Archive for November, 2015

Simple Gratitude: Give a moment to another

Carolyn | Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Random stuff, the company | Comments (0)

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When I was a young girl, we spent Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ farm, just a few miles away from our Lancaster, PA suburban home. My mom and dad would often catch up on outdoor work in the morning, while the rest of us prepared the meal, the house, and the dining table for later. My strongest memories of those early Thanksgivings are walking the meadows with my dad (sometimes he hunted, most times he didn’t) and picking up black walnuts with whomever was brave enough for the job (we used to wear plastic bags on our hands so they wouldn’t get black from the smutzy shells). After the quiet morning away from regular work and school, the family gathered in the old farmhouse kitchen for my Grandma’s delicious Thanksgiving meal. My favorite part was the hot rolls and later, the fresh apple pie with Turkey Hill Big Chief vanilla ice cream. Of course, the “Big Chief” name has long since vanished, along with the black walnuts, but my memories remain. Memories of clean, stark fall landscapes, a warm farmhouse, and caring family times. And for those, I’m deeply thankful.

This Thanksgiving season, I encourage each of us to remember past holidays and then share those memories with others…to give a simple moment of gratitude to another.

-Carolyn
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Engraved Wind Chime for Faith

Carolyn | Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Chime info, Gift info, News | Comments (0)

cross pictureWorking on THIS new design to add to engraved wind chimes. Created in-house, the decorative cross makes a nice add-on for a sympathy or memorial gift chime engraving. Or even for clery/pastor appreciation day (the second Sunday in October). The Corinthian Bells engraved wind sail is shown here in Patina Green with John 3:16 as the additional text, but you can add anything you’d like! Depending on the size of the wind sail, the character limit is 50, 100 or 150 characters. Give us a call if you’d like text suggestions or a design proof before we engrave – 877-293-6395.
- Carolyn
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Jingle Birds: A new kind of wind chime!

Carolyn | Friday, November 6, 2015 in Chime info, Gift info, News | Comments (0)

All ready for Christmas, this sweet male Cardinal is perched on a branch with a delicate copper bell underneath. The Jingle Birds are the latest offering of U.S. made chimes from BuyChimes. Hand painted in New Jersey by master bird painters, these birds would make a fantastic Christmas gift for that bird lover on your list! Also available in Hummingbird, Goldfinch, Woodpecker and Bluebird. Check them out – then call and let us know what you think!
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