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.
Made in USA and Imported
FOREVER FRIEND APPRECIATION GIFT – A sentimental gift for a true best friend. Say what is in your heart and let your bestie know that she has a special place in your heart. This heartfelt gift uses the words that are sometimes difficult to find. The card and the necklace were created together be a unique special friendship gift set. No need to shop for a complimentary card or necklace. The package is complete to save you time.
A SPECIAL FRIENSHIP MESSAGE – People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. The friends we keep for a lifetime grow with us through the seasons. When I needed compassion, you warmed my spirit without judgment. When I needed grace, you were a spring of forgiveness. When I needed encouragement, you reminded me of times that I blossomed. When I was about to fall, you lifted me to my feet and reminded me that true friends grow tall together. You are a friend for a lifetime.
A MEANINGFUL NECKLACE To COMPLEMENT THE CARD – .925 Silver Plated vine necklace. PENDANT – 3.5 x 2.4CM. SNAKE CHAIN: 18 inches plus extension. silver plated. Comes with a blue polishing cloth. Nestled in a cardboard jewelry box. This is real silver plated and will tarnish when exposed to elements. Simply polish with the cloth to restore its original luster. Keep the necklace dry and away from water, chlorine, chemicals or sweat. Place in sealed bag or container when not wearing the jewelry.
WALLET KEEPSAKE FRIENDSHIP GREETING: SIZE – 4×3.5 inch glossy card, PAPER – 80# folded inside a window jewelry box. Made and printed in the USA. Patina bronze colored design.