I sometimes receive a Hide A Heart order over which I muse. Like the one from a soldier stationed in Iraq who purchased a HAH from Amazon.com. I have been reeling from and wondering about that order ever since! A solider in Iraq!???? OMG!!!
I wonder if it was because one of the soldiers to whom I sent supplies during the holidays last year shared with another solider the fact that a HAH had been tucked among the supplies in each box as an additional ‘hug from home’ ? I wonder if this solider was planning to send the HAH to his/her mother for Mother’s Day? I wonder if this soldier is planning to mail the HAH back and forth between where he/she is stationed to his wife or her husband back home as his/her ‘romantic gift’? I wonder if this solider has a new relationship to nurture? I’ll probably never really know, but the ’wonder musing’ makes me smile.
When I receive purple heart orders for hospital patients, customers include loving messages of encouragement and comfort. One such message left an indelible impression, “Your family misses you. Your family needs you. Your family is in your kitchen….better get home soon!”
From time to time I receive little notes from folks who have received a Hide A Heart. I occasionally share some of the comments on this page.
Let me add, YOU always have an open invitation to share your thoughts about giving, receiving or the response of the recipient upon receiving a Hide A Heart.
May your heart be inspired.
August 9, 2012
Everything about the heart and package was beyond amazing! My husband was unexpectedly called out of town on Monday; your perfect package just happened to arrive hours before he left, so I was able to hide the heart in his luggage. I can’t wait until he finds it!
Your workmanship and attention to detail is second to none! I feel like I’m wearing out my exclamation point key, but a period at the end of each sentence don’t express how pleased and delighted I am with everything, your beautiful packaging, the gift card with the picture of my heart on it, your wonderful work and the custom heart AND the excellent potpourri! That I kept for myself, as, coincidentally, we had some wet carpeting in our bedroom that day didn’t smell very nice until it could be removed.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your wonderful heart being a part of our 30th anniversary. Money was tight this year; I wanted something wonderful, one-of-a-kind and in my budget for my husband and I got it! I loved your products the moment I saw your page and I’ll surely let everyone know about them!
Sincerely, with much appreciation, Sharon
August 12, 2012
The unexpected trip that my husband had out of town was to fill in for a bass player in a blues band. He hasn’t been on the road since 1979. Coincidentally, the band played as part of the summer concert series in Portland a few days ago, and they’re now spending several days in Birkenfeld:-)
My husband called today; his voice sounded peculiar. He was attempting not to weep at the public phone as he was completely stunned to find the Hide A Heart in his luggage. He was so moved that he could hardly speak. He called back a while later to tell me that he has the heart in his pocket and is taking it out to show anyone who might be around to look at it ❤
What an interesting story about your heart in the sugar cannister! It must have hidden there because it was so sweet:-) Whenever something went missing in our house, my Polish grandma used to tell us that we couldn’t find the missing item as the devil had his tail on it! St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost items. He’s helped me many a time find things that have gone missing, possibly due to the devil’s tail, lol
Many thanks again for the wonderful addition to our anniversary celebration!
“Thank you SO VERY MUCH for the beautiful little heart saying “hope and healing“. Now the heart is laying here by my computer, where I can look and touch it every day. I will bring it to the hospital. I am sure that it will help me.” Annette K
“MCatherine– What a Beautiful gift. For right now I’m keeping it for myself while I’m healing–sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner but I’ve been pretty tired. I’ll find out next week if I have to have more treatment so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family–you certainly brightened up my life!” Jeri K.
“Thank you so much for attending our engagement party! It was so much fun to introduce friends and family before the big day. And Thank You for the “Hide a Heart”–Wat a great idea. I already hid it in Tab’s suitcase to Eugene! Thanks again.” Tab & Abby