Memorial Day was difficult for me this year. It’s never easy to be reminded of the loss of a loved one, and we can very quickly be swallowed up by the pain of all we have lost rather than lifted up by the memories of what we were blessed with. Sometimes certain mementos can act as reminders to focus on the positive and honor our beloved’s memory with smiles rather than tears. I have something that does this very thing for me: a beautiful hand-stamped necklace custom made by Liz Lollar of My Bella.
I found Liz’s Etsy shop several months ago and was so touched by her beautiful designs that I immediately ordered one of her necklaces. Liz was a dream to work with and she does amazing work, customizing each item with great attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. I wear my hero necklace every day in honor of The Hubs. When I am feeling low, I can look down at it and be lifted up by the simple yet effective message it sends.
Liz has recently come out with a beautiful design that I can’t wait to get my hands on: a larger, updated version of her popular washer necklace that features a sentiment that many of us can identify with…”Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it’d be worth it.”
For many of us, every day is a memorial day for someone we love and to honor that I’m giving away one of these beautiful necklaces. It is my hope that this special jewelry will touch one of you as it has me, serving as a reminder that although we live with the pain of their absence, the blessing of our loved one’s life made it all so very worth it.
The giveaway is for one custom hand-stamped washer necklace including a 24 inch gunmetal ball chain, one aluminum stamped washer, and one copper stamped washer. The aluminum washer is stamped in a spiral with the phrase ‘nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it’d be worth it’ in lowercase freehand font. The copper washer is completely customizable and will be made to order. Winner can choose a loved one’s name and dates of life, service member tour information, or whatever they’d like…the possibilities are endless!
To enter the giveaway, simply visit My Bella’s shop and leave a comment on this post telling me which of her items is your favorite by 10pm EST Saturday June 4th.
You can also earn up to three extra entries in the following ways:
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Please be sure to leave a separate comment on this post for each entry you have completed so that I can tally your total entries correctly.
Entries can be submitted from now until 10pm EST Saturday June 4th. The winner will be drawn at random using Random.org and announced Sunday June 5th. Winner must contact me via email within 24 hours of notification or a new winner will be drawn. Once referred, winner will work directly with Liz of My Bella for customization and shipping.