Each Christmas vacation I visit my dear friends from my school years. Last December we met at the mall and as soon as I saw Julie, I was drawn to her necklace. It was a locket with charms inside. She told me it was a gift from her husband, an Origami Owl necklace.
I looked it up when I got home and became intrigued with them. The idea is you buy a necklace and fill it with charms that summarize your life and interests.
The charm choices are limitless.
- Children (blue/pink)
- Words like faith and family
- Flip flops
I gifted myself a cheaper brand for my birthday and I was surprised by how long it took me to figure out what charms I wanted. There’s only so much room in the locket, so you want to get it right.
I represent a lot of things to people: wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend. Ohio person, Upstate NY born and bred. Writer. Reader. Dog lover. Coffee drinker. Choco-holic. And of course, Jesus-girl.
So, what did I end up with?
- A set of wedding rings to represent marriage
- A boy charm to represent our oldest son
- A girl charm to represent our daughter
- A pink cross to show the world I’m a Jesus-girl.
- A stack of books because I’m a writer and a reader.
I think those sum me up well.
But I wondered, what charms would people pick?
If you were given a locket and 5 charms to choose from, what ones would most signify you?
I’d love to hear what you would choose, and why.