Meaningful Gifts for Holidays and Homeschool Graduation
Tis the season! All the gift-giving for holidays, hostess gifts, graduations, engagements, and other holiday happenings is enough to make you max out your bank account on knick-knacks from online stores filled with “stuff” that no one really needs.
What about gifts that are meaningful? Showing our love in tangible ways that are lovely and practical seems sometimes to be a lost art.
It doesn’t have to be that way! One of the best gifts you can give someone is a classic timepiece. It is both practical and a way to remind ourselves and them that time is our most finite and precious commodity. It must be treasured and cared for.
Charlotte Mason says “Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind.”
Don’t forget the beautiful ideas while doing your day-to-day tasks. Don’t neglect your mind and soul because of busyness. Each moment we entertain our thoughts with ideas full of truth, goodness, and beauty is a moment we can grow closer to our Creator. Reminding our loved ones of this truth is no small thing.
Moses prays “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90: 12)
Moses is the author of Psalm 90 and I think upon reaching 120 he probably had a good idea of what was important and how we should approach time as mortal beings. I chose to have “Teach me to number my days” engraved upon my own watch because I am modeling what that looks like for my children, and I am training them up to learn to do the same. The reminder constantly with me is the perfect way to keep my eyes and heart focused on what really matters.
There is a reason watches have been considered wonderful gifts for so many years. They are a keepsake for the recipient that is practical in usefulness, lovely in looks, and full of gentle reminders that how we spend our time is important. Who do you know that would benefit from such a thoughtful gift?
Disclosure: I was given a JORD wooden watch for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review. The JORD giveaway is sponsored by JORD and they are responsible for choosing and contacting the winner.
JORD Watches Review
First, I was blown away when I unboxed my JORD watch. I figured it would have a nice presentation, but wow! The wooden box, accessories, the quality of the construction, etc. was all excellent. You can see the full video above.
JORD has many styles of watches for men and women. Several styles are available for engraving which makes it even better for gifting on those special occasions! If you’re an Apple Watch fan, they also have beautiful bands for Apple Watches.
What comes with your JORD Watch:
- The wooden presentation box – there is a drawer to store any extra links from sizing, the oil pen, the cleaning cloth, etc. so everything is kept together
- the storage pillow
- the polishing cloth for the wood
- the finishing oil to keep the wood supple and prevent cracking
- a cleaning cloth for the crystal watch face
My JORD Watch
The watch you see in the video and featured in the image below is the Cassia style in Zebrawood with an Ivory clock face. The watch is inscribed “Teach me to number my days“. I’ll be honest, it was difficult to choose a style! They are all lovely, but I went with a classic look I know I will be able to wear with everything and for many years.
And the Zebrawood is so unique! JORD has information on all their woods and here’s what they say about the Zebrawood:
Native to West Africa, zebrawood offers a striking grain contrast and exceptional finish. Although the growth rings are very pronounced, the wood occurs naturally with both large grain and fine grain patterns. Zebrawood is considered a luxury hardwood and is most commonly used in veneer application. JORD uses only whole wood stock to create our Zebrawood watches.
Where to Buy JORD Watches
Purchase JORD Wood Watches online at their site here: https://www.woodwatches.com
Enter to win!
Follow this link to enter to win $100 toward your purchase of a JORD Watch! — https://www.jordwatches.com/g/larasplace The contest will close on Nov 25th, 2018 at 11:59pm so hurry! Be sure to sign up, even if you don’t win you can get a JORD watches coupon!
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Thaleia from Something 2 Offer says
I love the two quotes you used in this post. Both very good to keep in mind during motherhood.