I have a confession to make.
When Merci Maman first asked me if I’d like to review one of their personalised charm bracelets, there was a little bit of me that screamed ‘NOOOO!’
It made me feel awful, and like some kind of horrible snob, but I’m not the most sentimental of parents, and sometimes I find the whole ‘wearing symbols of your children’ thing a bit tacky. Is that terrible of me?
I scolded myself suitably though, kept an open mind, and am really glad I did, because my personalised charm bracelet is actually rather lovely. I went for a turquoise braid and sterling silver hearts, and have one for each child, hand-engraved with their names on one side and their date of births on the other, in case I forget, as it was a long time ago now. It arrived very quickly, and it a very sweet presentation box, which I will add to the collection of ‘little boxes I like’ on my desk.
The thing I like best about it though is the engraving – I think the handwriting is really beautiful, and the swirls and loops are so pretty, I couldn’t stop admiring it:
I’ve been told I’m a fairly fickle person, so I’m imagining if I do get bored, down the line, I might take the charms off the braid and wear them as a necklace on a silver chain. The world really is my lobster.
Anyway, enough about me, you want one for yourself now don’t you? Well just maybe I can make all your dreams come true! (Not all of them obviously, just the one about having your very own personalised charm bracelet).
The very lovely Clémence at Merci Maman is offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own bracelet, with one heart for each of your children. You can choose your braid, go for sterling silver or gold plate, and each heart will be hand engraved for you too. I reckon that’s a pretty nice prize. Especially nice if you happen to have six or seven kids.
If you’d like to enter, just follow the instructions below. You can do as many or as few of the options as you fancy, and each one counts as one ticket in the prize hat.
- Sign up to my RSS feed – up there, top right…
- Sign up to the Merci Maman newsletter, in the bottom left-hand corner of their homepage.
- Like Merci Maman and Slummy single mummy on facebook
- Follow mummyblogger and Merci Maman Gifts
- Use the buttons at the bottom to tweet, pin, google+ etc
- Pop a ten pound note through my door.
Not that last one though. Don’t forget to tell me which ones you have done too, that’s important.
The competition will close on May 4th, and I will notify a winner when I remember to.