Celtic Jewelry Facebook Competition Winner – November 2009

Silver Ribbon of Life Celtic PendantThis month saw the launch of the new Celtic jewelry facebook competition. We had some really heart felt entries. I want to thank everyone that took part.

So, onto the winner. I have to say this was really tough, and I just couldn’t chose between the entries from Susan Reardon Clennan and Ginny Karpinski Brannan. You’re both winners this month. I will contact you on Facebook, for details on how to claim your FREE silver piece. So, get into the silver Celtic jewelry section of the site and make you choice.

As it’s the first month of the competition, and Christmas is just round the corner, I’ve decided that we’re going to have two winners this month. I want to say congratulations and a big thank you to Susan and Ginny for sharing their stories with us.

Also, to celebrate the end of the first competition month, and also because it’s Thanksgiving today, and Christmas is just round the corner, I’d like to offer everyone a special discount offer. From now, till midnight this Friday, I’m offering a 10% discount on all silver items. Please act now, to receive this exclusive discount, by using this special discount coupon: facebook741

Here’s a reminder of the winning stories:

Susan Reardon Clennan
I love the Tara’s Diary bracelet. I purchased one as soon as it was available from Celtic Jewels. I have had great fun collecting different charms; each one symobolizes something in my life. This particular charm with the dangling Claddagh brings me back to memories of my Mother who adored all things Irish. Her parents originally came from Ireland and she grew up listening to the stories and folklore they told her.

My Mom passed these stories down to us,her children. We loved the story of the Claddagh, the symbolism behind it. I can’t help but smile when I look at my Tara bracelet and catch sight of the Claddagh charm, it bring great memories of my Mom sitting at the kitchen table telling us stories of Ireland. Though she is no longer here with us, her words live on in our hearts and minds. It’s a wonderful thing to have something like this charm to set off memories from long ago. And the Claddagh symbolizes every thing you wish for the people in your life.

Ginny Karpinski Brannan
I discovered Tara’s Diary for the first time in a small gift shop while on vacation in Maryland this year. I am so happy and excited to discover your site and find these lovely Irish beads and charms are offered, as I have not seen them in here in Massachusetts and was unsure where to find them for purchase.We have visited Ireland three times, and each time I have left a little piece of my heart behind. It is such a breathtakingly beautiful place! The beautiful shades of green and blue in the glass beads remind me of the “40 shades of green” and the colors of the sky and ocean as one travels over the Ring of Kerry or along the Dingle peninsula.

Each of the symbols have a special meaning too, and I hope to be able to collect them all, as each one would bring back a special memory of our time in Ireland. The Claddagh in particular reminds me of our trip through Galway, past the village where this symbol is said to originate. It also brings back a very special memory of a little thatched-roofed shop in Adare where we stopped on our first journey to this wonderful country, and my husband gifted me with a beautiful gold Claddagh ring. The Claddagh will always be a symbol of his love, and that he cared enough to make my dream of visiting Ireland come true!

Thanks again to all who took part.