Can you believe that Christmas and New Year’s Day are fast approaching? It seems like just yesterday it was summer vacation and my family and I were at the beach and complaining about how hot and humid it was. Now it’s the end of the year and we’re dealing with snow and bitter cold. It just amazes (and saddens) me how time flies.
This year has brought so many amazing things and great memories. It also made me appreciate those few precious moments we have each day with our family and friends.
Did you know that there are 525,600 minutes in a calendar year? Those minutes can be filled with moments you’ll want to remember for a lifetime – a first kiss, the birth of a baby, stepping foot in your first home, an anniversary, a first birthday (or 100th birthday)… the list goes on and on. Think back on how many precious moment you experienced this past year, and ones you hope to experience in the upcoming new year (graduation, new job, retirement, wedding…).
When it comes to the holidays I can’t help but look at my own children and to see how much they have grown. Gone are the days when they would wake us up at 4:00 AM because they were so excited to open their presents from Santa, or the excitement and joy they had on their faces when they went to meet Santa and tell him their Christmas list.
My kids are young adults now (19 1/2 and 17). Instead of wanting toys they want gift cards and new computers. Sigh…
With all of life’s special moments, it makes perfect sense to celebrate them with figurines from Precious Moments.
Precious Moments has been around for as long as I can remember. Our family has been collecting pieces for 20+ years. My husband (prior to us even meeting for the first time) used to buy Precious Moments figurines for his nieces on their birthday (birthday train pieces).
What I love about Precious Moments is that they have beautiful figurines that represent those special moments in our lives. They are a beautiful reminder of those precious moments in our lives that we never want to forget.
Here are just a few examples.
If you happen to follow me on Instagram you might have seen my video of one of our newest additions to our Precious Moments collection. It’s a holiday piece that not only lights up, but it also plays music.
For the life of me I can’t find the original video, so you’ll have to view it HERE.
The piece is BEAUTIFUL! It features a mother, father and their two children (a girl and boy – the same as we have) sitting on the floor next to their Christmas tree, giving each other presents.
The tree features colorful lights that twinkle along with the music and a sweet little angle perched on top of the tree.
What I love about this piece is that it is a lovely reminder of when our son and daughter were little and Christmas morning was full of joy and excitement.
This piece is very special to me because it will be a forever reminder of a time in life that means the world to me. My kids may grow up and some day be parents themselves, but no matter what, I will always think about them as little kids every time I look (and listen!) to this adorable Precious Moments holiday figure.
Precious moment has plenty of other delightful Christmas gifts available, including musical ones.
The next one I’d love to add to our collection is this musical piece that also lights up. It’s adorable!
Precious Moments figurines, dolls, plush toys and ornaments make wonderful gifts – not just for the holiday – but all year round. After all, precious moments happen 365 days of the year.
You can purchase Precious Moments directly from the official website (PreciousMoments.com). Precious Moments products are also carried at fine retailers and gift stores across the country.
The brand is also found across the social media channels. All links are found on their website.
What moments in YOUR life this past year were most precious to you? Feel free to share them with me. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free product to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.