I love giving gifts. The process of choosing just the right thing for my loved ones is one of my greatest pleasures. For me, it’s not a materialistic thing, it’s a giving thing. And despite our belief that there’s nothing new in the world, I’ve found some interesting and unique holiday gift ideas. And aren’t you lucky–I’m going to share them right here, in the hope that you will find just the right thing for that hard-to-please loved ones.
No, it’s not too early to start ordering gifts for those we love.
Today’s post is about one specific New Age gift and I chose it in recognition of the popularity of AFFIRMATIONS–and their usefulness in today’s world. Starting a day with an affirmation gets it off on the right foot no matter what your situation.
And we’ve long known the power of mind over matter, so if you’re ailing, affirmations are even more helpful. I think you’ll like these:
The Women and the Hourglass™ deck of affirmation cards by Marylou Falstreau is the very best deck I’ve seen, and I have seen almost everything that’s on the market. But don’t take my word for it. One of my friends has had serious health challenges and I’ve given her many affirmations. Most recently, I’ve given her some of these. She reads one a day for health and well-being and has told me more than once how helpful the specific thoughts are and how beautiful she thinks the art is. That’s a powerful testimonial and I agree.
But they’re not just for people who are sick.
Sometimes, life throws us a curve ball and we need encouragement to keep steady on our path. Or to take a big step into the unknown. I love giving affirmations to friends who need that extra little bit of encouragement, especially if I am not with them often. The bird is not part of the deck, it belongs to me. But the Trust thought? It’s in the deck.
The idea of “becoming peace” stuck me as so beautiful. We can all do with a lot more peace these days. That’s my shirt in the background.
Do you know someone who doesn’t feel worthy of receiving the gifts life brings? This is perfect for that person. And these are just a few of the lovely thoughts included in the deck of cards.
The entire deck is $22 and well worth it in my opinion. But Marylou also offers cards and prints with the same thoughts and beautiful art. Find prints HERE and cards HERE, and I’ve used both. You can also find magnets, poems and more on her website, HERE.
These are beautiful gifts that so many women of any age would get so much from and love to receive. I hope you’ll take a look at Mary Lou’s online store HERE. And let me know what you think!