Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Resolutions or Not? FortuneKeeper Has A Suggestion

  So here we are just a few days away from another “fresh start”, which of course is January 1, 2015. Many of us craft our resolution(s) list while others dismiss it as another list destined to fail. Sure, we have all made resolutions that have not quite turned out as we had hoped, but we love the notion of a new year and the hope a new year brings.
  Maybe every month can be seen as an opportunity to create our resolution list, even every day can be seen as a new start, but there is something magical about closing out the old and ringing in the new! It is hope and change that sparks so many of us to put together our list. It’s almost mandatory! We are all part of the resolution club and if we could just take the pressure off and do our best then maybe we can achieve a few.
  Consider this – the act of writing down a few things that we would like to change gives us a sense of awareness. Think of it as a great opportunity to just review what might make our lives a bit more manageable in 2015. Resolutions do not have to be burdens. They can be energizing. They can be fun, at least if you want them to be. They can even be a single word. We asked our friends what one word would best reflect a 2015 resolution and here are our top 10 – Acceptance, Humility, Charity, Determination, Gratitude, Resolve, Kindness, Fun, Humor, Strength.
Are you in? Here at FortuneKeeper we are! For us, it’s another year to strive for a goal or two. We took our fortunes out of our FortuneKeepers and we all put in a resolution. Who knows what will happen. There are no guarantees, but we are excited that a new year is upon us. May 2015 be a great year for you!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FortuneKeeper Unique Jewelry: It Seems So Simple But It Took TimeAbout 5 years...

FortuneKeeper Unique Jewelry:
It Seems So Simple But It Took Time
About 5 years...
: It Seems So Simple But It Took Time About 5 years ago we came up with the original FortuneKeeper. It started when we found ourselves...

It Seems So Simple But It Took Time

About 5 years ago we came up with the original FortuneKeeper. It started when we found ourselves hanging on to our favorite fortunes with no place to put them and Tim being the "mad scientist" decided that he wanted to wear his rather than stick it on the fridge or toss it in a drawer only to get lost or tattered. The original FortuneKeeper which Tim designed in his basement studio was pretty grim ( sorry Tim) and then entered Chrisie, Tim's sister who has flair and she took a great original concept and made it look  stylish. Nancy, a family member of sorts, loved it and wanted in on the new venture and she (that would be me) added a few twists and ideas that gave each image a story of sorts, ranging from friendship to facing life's challenges and so many more. OK, so that's the short story of how it started. Our biggest challenge was explaining what it does. Probably between the 3 of us we have explained the concept of how it slides open, how it snaps open (the bracelet version) and what you can do with it to a gazillion people. Finally after 5 years we have the image that you see above that explains the FortuneKeeper. How on earth did it take five (yes five) years to come up with this 4 step instruction visual? Well, time flies and we would rather look forward with anticipation than back with frustration. So as we approach what we hope is a great holiday season for everyone, look at HOW IT WORKS IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS and put something awesome, meaningful, funny, sad, moving or put a fortune in all of the FortuneKeepers that you are going to give as gifts to the special people in your life. 
PS - If you get to the end of this blog you deserve our special promo code inspire15. It saves you 15% on your order and it runs through December 10th. Oh and if you don't get a FortuneKeeper(s) that's OK too. We appreciate you and just having read this blog makes us very happy and grateful.