We are hopefully close to having a baby placed with us. We are giving the mom a tree of life pendant. This card will accompany it. It’s very simple but I think that simplicity is appropriate for this occasion. Below is the text in the card:
Trees. . . . I’ve always loved them. They seem so strong and stable, sturdy and dependable, silent.
In the fall, they drop their leaves and throughout the winter they seem almost dead. But in the spring, we see the bud of life they’ve been nurturing through the winter months begin to spring forth in new leaves and new growth.
In hard times, I’ve sat and leaned against them as I tried to find a solution to whatever problem was bothering me, cherishing their silence and lack of judgment. In good times, I’ve enjoyed sitting beneath them with friends, enjoying their shade and beauty, feeling completely at peace with the world.
Trees do so much for us. They produce oxygen. They clean the soil. They help clean the air. In the spring when they drop their seedlings, some stay close to the tree while some are carried by the wind to new places to put down their roots. Regardless of where that little seedling puts down its roots, its life came from that tree.
The pendant on this necklace is a tree of life. It has different meanings for different people and cultures. It’s a symbol that DH and I relate to. We have several in our home. To us it symbolizes how everything in life is interconnected. It reminds us that the spring always comes after the winter. It reminds us of hope for the future. It’s our hope that like us, you will find joy and be blessed by the meaning you find in this symbol.
Stamps: Branch Out
Inks: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Craft (the new one, sorry forgot the name)
Difficulty Rating (1-Easy, 5-Hard): 1