She may be your nearest and dearest, an especially close co-worker, a childhood chum, or a sorority sister. Perhaps she's your favored sibling or a tried-and-true neighbor. Whatever the case, a truly close friend is someone whose love and support we want to celebrate. Sometimes it's a challenge to find the perfect way to express gratitude for that special friendship. Why not consider a charm bracelet to say it all for you?
"Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things," said an unknown author, and it aptly describes what true friendship looks like. For all the times she's been there for you, through the big times and the little, having a lifelong best friend is a treasure above others. She watches your kids in a pinch, help planned your 40th birthday party, came over to care for you during a prolonged illness. You share everything, including the day-to-day events as well as those "earth-shattering" secrets. It's hard to imagine life without her.
Now you want to return the kindness in a way that truly shows her how much she means to you. Imagine her delight when she opens the Danish-inspired charm bracelet you created just for her. Your thoughtfulness will shine through as she examines the beautiful charms made of sterling silver, gold, birthstones or Murano glass. Take her to lunch or on a girl's overnighter and present her this delightful token of your affection.
If there's gossip to be heard, she keeps in you the loop. She's quick to help you out with disgruntled customers or cover for you in a meeting. The highlight of your day is to catch up over a quick lunch or morning coffee break. It's true that people help make the job, and your favorite co-worker certainly makes your job more enjoyable. In fact, neither of you can imagine the office without one another. Follow the example of one woman who worked in a bank and wanted to honor her friendship with a co-worker. She created a charm bracelet with charms that symbolized the woman's vocation, including a small money bag. The co-worker was delighted with the creation. And on the more stressful days, the bracelet gave her friend a chuckle and smile.
"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of," wrote Amy Li. She's the girl you may have loved to hate when you were young but she's also the one who will always be there for you. Your memories through the years are like a strong chord between the two of you. Even separated by distance, a sister is as close as a phone call. For all the shenanigans you found yourselves in and for the moments when she gave you the kind of support no one else could, showing her how important she is more important than ever. This sisterly bond is beautifully represented through a sterling silver or gold charm bracelet, decorated with charms and beads she'll love to gaze at and show off. A best friends charm especially reminds her that no amount of childhood sibling rivalry will ever change her status as one of your dearest friends.
Just like our families, we can't choose our neighbors, so consider yourself especially fortunate when you find a neighbor that becomes a dear friend. Whether sharing recipes, parenting struggles, or neighborhood gossip, proximity and experience has made your neighbor a dear friend. Perhaps your children have become neighborhood chums or your husbands enjoying grilling together on the weekends. She collected your mail during a week's vacation and watched your dog to as well. Over the years you have developed a deep friendship over the proverbial fence. You've both promised to stay neighbors as long as time and circumstances will allow.
For all the ways she's blessed your life, a charm bracelet will express to her your appreciation for the endless little ways she's encouraged you. Choose flowery and fun charms that will lighten up her life every time she puts it on. Pick her favorite colors or the colors of her family's birthstones to create a charm bracelet uniquely hers; a charm bracelet that reminds her she's the very best neighbor in the world.
Lewis Jewelers is proud to carry the full line of Pandora Jewelry. Pandora charms, Pandora bracelets and Pandora beads are only a part of the collection. For more information, Lewis Jewelers, 2000 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103, 877-88-LEWIS or visit the website.