About Smiling Wisdom
Having to Say Goodbye
During a cancer scare, I felt it was important to write letters to my children in case I didn’t survive. I couldn’t accomplish the letters at the time. At the time, saying goodbye felt like giving in to cancer and giving up hope. Later, I became a life coach with a specialty of end-of-life coaching. After working with clients to write love letters to their families, I learned that they had the same paralysis of words that I did.
Love Letters to the Family
With some deep reflection, I called upon my love for writing and design. After hours of emotional writing, I finally wrote my letters to my friends and family. Many of the letters are now Smiling Wisdom greeting cards. Writing prompted an epiphany–We should share how we feel about others now, while we are alive–not just as words to leave behind. So I created a line of greeting card gift sets to share with others now, and after we are gone.
My inspiration comes from others who have positively impacted my life in both small and big ways. I write in honor of friends and family that have passed. I write from love, pain, sorrow, misunderstandings, appreciation, and hope. I use a very wide pallet of colors, textures, my favorite animals, and words that make me happy.
Finding the Right Words
Smiling Wisdom helps you find the words that are difficult to say. While some cards are lighthearted, many are deep and heartfelt. I hope you find a Smiling Wisdom product that helps you find the words you want to say.
Find the Right Gift
Click on ‘by SMILING WISDOM’ under the headline of the product page to see our store on this platform. The products are divided into four categories to help you locate Smiling Wisdom gift sets easily.
Smiling Wisdom gifts are meant to be given away, touch hearts and bring a smile to someone’s face.
Use a soft cloth to clean the jewelry. Keep the jewelry dry and away from water, chlorine, chemicals or sweat. Place in a sealed bag or container when not wearing the jewelry.
Smiling Wisdom Packaging
Full-sized greeting cards come in a thick semi-transparent PP button envelope to protect the card and paper envelope. Flat jewelry is packaged in a velveteen bag lined with satin. Jewelry is packed in a plastic bag to avoid oxidation with will tarnish some metals like silver. Rigid items are placed in a separate button bag with the envelope inside, generally, within a box or larger velvet bag. Wallet-sized cards are generally in a window box with the jewelry.
Touch a heart one friend at a time–whether she is your best friend, a mentor, or a new friend.
HEARTFELT HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREETING CARD: SIZE -5×7 inches. PAPER- ultra-smooth velvet paper.. Includes envelope and sealing sticker. A wonderful card for a daughter from a mom or dad.
TREE PENDANT NECKLACE : Pendant: 1×1 inches. Stainless Steel Tree and 3-D Heart. Cobra Chain: 18 inches, plus 2 inch extension. MATERIAL- Stainless Steel
GIFTS AND USES – A wonderful birthday card for a daughter from a mom or dad. A good reinforcement of a parent’s love for a child of any age. A wonderful sentimental birthday card to bridge the distance gap for your child’s birthday. Whether your child is off to college, out of the country, pulled away, or estranged, tell your child, “I love you” on their birthday.
MESSAGE – Your birthday is a special day… A celebration of when you entered the world. I can hardly believe so many birthdays have passed. It seems like only yesterday that you came into my life. I believed you were the most beautiful baby in the world. My heart could not be filled any fuller with love…
We held hands from the very beginning. I was so excited to hear your first words. When you finally walked, we chased each other and went for strolls. I loved how you laughed, and we giggled together every day. I have loved each birthday, watching you learn and grow. Every year, I am reminded of that special day. No matter how big you get, No matter the distance, No matter how long between visits, No matter what, I love you.”