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Memorable Moments of Year One

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Memorable Moments of Year One

Leslie Torres

Good Makery just recently celebrated its one year anniversary. And, in the personalization business, there are moments that take your breath away. Call me sentimental, but I have had a few reasons to tear up over the past year.

Yes we usually engrave kid’s scribbles, doodles and handwriting, but every once and a while, the gift that comes from it is extra special. Here are the moments that stand out to me:

  • The Wallet Insert for a New Dad. A new mom visted the shop looking for her husband’s first Father’s Day gift. The little one “helped” mom by adding a few dots and lines to a nice message. What’s great about this story is a friend of mine happened to hear about this gift and say “hey, that’s my friend’s store” and the feedback she collected for me is that dad said “This is THE BEST GIFT I’ve ever received and I’m going to KEEP IT FOREVER.” It truly was a full circle moment for me. After hearing this story I knew I had achieved my purpose in life.
  • The Family with an Empty Feeling. A customer’s neighbor had lost their little boy to cancer. She found a paper that had both their names on it and we used it to make 3 bracelets, one for mom, dad, and the boy’s brother – with the boys’ handwriting. Good Makery was honored to be a part of their grieving and remembering.
  • The Ornament remembering Dad. After her father passed away, a customer ordered an ornament for herself, her mom, and her siblings with a simple message that her dad had wrote in his handwriting. They were beautiful, meaningful and brought us to tears.
  • The Tie Clip for New Dad. He must be doing something right to get such a nice gift on his wedding day from the daughter of the woman he is marrying. I adore this tie clip {pictured} and the family.

There have been so many moments, but these stand out as most memorable my first year. Some people don’t know that we capture the handwriting of those who cannot travel to Grandview, Ohio, or who are no longer with us. By helping others create sentimental gifts, grieve, and remember loved ones, I myself and able to grieve the loss of my mother. Good Makery is the ultimate healing process for me. I’m very grateful for everyone who supported Good Makery over the past year.

Leslie Koch