My earliest memory of Christmas morning dates back to when I was five years old. My parents trekked from Florida to Pennsylvania to spend the holidays with my grandparents and other family members.
On Christmas morning, I remember waking up early (so early that it was still dark outside) and tiptoeing downstairs with my parents, grandparents, and younger sister.
The blue carpet around the tree was surrounded by all types of amazing gifts. There was a large rocking horse with my name on it.
Best of all, the chocolate chip cookies we left out for Santa the night before were nothing more than crumbs.
I’ll never forget my grandparents’ Christmas tree. It had hundreds of multi-colored lights and several ornaments. Some were vintage. Some were new. Some my grandmother, an elementary school teacher, had collected as gifts from her students over the years. The top of the Christmas tree had a white angel with a porcelain face. It had been in the family for several years and while the location of the ornaments may have changed over time, the angel was a constant.
This Angel of Peace charm is special because it reminds me of the angel that sat on top of my grandparents’ tree.
It symbolizes the carefree nature of childhood and loving memories of family and togetherness.
For me, James Avery is so much more than jewelry.
It’s a symbol of faithfulness and the comfort of strongly held beliefs.
It’s a way to hold those traditions and memories close when loved ones are far away.
It’s a way to say “I Love You” every day.
James Avery is more than a store.
James Avery is your story.
Make this Christmas one to remember with James Avery artisan jewelry.
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Cheers and Merry Christmas.