What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Ok, I have to admit that one of the first things I think of is chocolate! But aside from that, the other top thing it conjures up in my mind is the heart shape – that universal symbol of love and affection.
I remember as a young kid, the excitement of February 14th each year. My mom would take me shopping to pick out Valentine cards, and I’d carefully address one to everyone in my class. I would even draw in some extra hearts of my own for my best friends and for the latest boy I had a crush on. When I got back home from school, I couldn’t wait to open all the Valentines that I had received, and see if anyone drew extra special hearts for me.
Let Someone Special Know How You Feel
To me, and to many others, Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to express love and affection to all the important people in our lives. Certainly for many it is a celebration of a romantic love. But more than that, it’s also an opportunity to let anyone special in your life know that they hold an important place in your heart.
If you want to give something a bit more unique than a card or a box of candy this year, surprise that special someone with a floating heart or open heart necklace.
The Gift Of An Open Heart Necklace
Here are ideas for some of the people in your life that you can give an open heart necklace to:
- Wife or Girlfriend – Spoil your loved one with the loving gift of a gold or silver open heart pendant. And depending on your budget, you might want to consider one that is adorned with one or more sparkling diamonds. You might also select an open heart and key design, to express the loving connection between the two of you.
- Mother, Grandmother, or Special Aunt – Express your affection and appreciation for their love with an open heart. This gift may be from more than one person, such as 2 or more siblings giving it to their cherished mother. Add even greater sentiment with a personalized inscription expressing your feelings, or listing the names of each of the children or grandchildren.
- Daughter, Granddaughter, Goddaughter – Girls of any age will adore a gift of a heart necklace in real gold or silver. You can even have their birthstone or a stone in their favorite color to further personalize it. For younger girls be sure to choose smaller, more delicate designs on shorter chains.
- Sister, Special Friend – Women often have dear friendships that are as deep and loving as any relationship can be. You can go with a simple open heart or, you might also choose a three-heart tri-tone gold charm set that features hearts in white, yellow and pink gold.
Finding the Right Necklace
Open heart necklaces come in a broad variety of shapes, sizes, styles, colors, and price. First, you’ll need to determine how much you want to spend on this gift.
A search on Amazon brings up a nice selection of choices that range from under $20 to over $400. Macy’s has a lovely collection of open hearts with and with out diamonds, as do several other department stores and online jewelers. And Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts collection includes some double heart designs, which are also a popular choice.
Whichever you choose, the person you are giving it to is sure to be delighted with their new treasure, and the loving sentiment that comes with it.