I am usually a very difficult person to shop for when it comes to birthday and Christmas gifts. I am not into any of the 'typical' things women usually like to receive: perfume, jewelry/accessories, clothing, etc. Usually, I like to receive books (or gift cards to buy books), which gets a little old and isn't very exciting. However, my mom and my sister found a great little necklace for me this year that ties into my family history hobbies. It is a simple silver-toned necklace with a pendant about the size of a dime. The front of the necklace looks like this:
Under this little tree, is a second disk that has writing on both sides of it. It says, "Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."
I love the simplicity of the necklace; it is something that I can wear everyday. The saying means a lot to me because I admit AM different in many ways from most of my other family members. It's all right, though; diversity is good. The necklace is manufactured by Premier Designs, and if you click on this link, you can get in touch with a representative near you (No, I do not work for them, but I just think this is a great gift idea for anyone you know who does family history research or preservation.)
Emily Kowalski Schroeder