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We are fa-mily (and here’s why my tree means so much to me)

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Sister Sledge understood the importance of family – and we sure do too. After all, our whole business is built on helping you celebrate the life and story you’ve created with the ones you love the most. 

For many, the tree is a powerful symbol of family and connectedness. It signifies strength, stability, growth, and wisdom.

And of course there’s the notion of a family tree, which is a record of lineage displayed in ‘tree’ formationIt explores the people in our past who have influenced our genetic makeup, helped shape who we are, and provided a foundation for our own story.

So, in honour of family day (which is Monday February 20, 2017 here in Ontario), we thought we’d take a look at the family tree in more detail, and some of the important things it symbolizes. 

(We’ve also got a special, limited-time promotion to help you honour and recognize your tree all year long  more details at the end of this post.)

Ancestry

A family tree may look like a diagram of names and dates – but if you look a little deeper, it’s so much more than that. It’s an exploration of the unique personalities, cultures and ethnicities that have blended together over generations to bring us to this moment in time. Take a moment to reflect on your eye colour, the shape of your finger nails, your sense of humour, your greatest skills, your last name, perhaps your first name. The names on your tree have influenced every single one of these traits. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisdom

Like a tree that grows and changes with the seasons, the branches of a family tree grow and evolve. We learn all our firsts surrounded by family: to walk, talk, ride a bike, drive a car. And, more importantly, to develop moral compass and compassion for other people and the planet. To share and be a team player, and – most importantly – to love and be loved. A family is our first and most important learning centre. This is where wisdom takes its biggest breaths.

 

Protection

With their deep roots and strong trunks, trees provide incredible protection. Your family tree is no different, offering a sense of safety and belonging even in our most vulnerable moments; a safe place to be yourself, unconditionally without judgement.

 

Story Telling

If you were to write your autobiography, it would likely include rich and vulnerable moments, woven together with the people who have had the greatest impact on your lifeIt would probably include the people who have given you their love, who have inspired, taught and raised you to be the person you are today – and likely, those you have mentored, motivated and shared your wisdom with, too

Your tree is a symbol of this story. Of the things that make you unique. And of the people who matter most in your life. 

It seemed fitting to us that it should hang surrounded by the names of the people you love the most so, until February 20th, receive our sterling silver Tree of Life charm free with the purchase of our popular Slice Pendant. As always, our Canadian made Slice pendant can be handstamped with the names of the people with the leading roles in your story. 

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In celebration of Family Day, we’re offering this pendant for a special price through Monday Feb. 20, 2017 only.

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Click here to view the product and place an order, here to browse the rest of our product line, or here to read more on our blog. 

 

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