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I love giving people unique gifts that they will value for a long time. I like to get people gifts that they don’t expect but will treasure for years and years. I have a good friend who is really into jewelry and jewelry boxes and little boxes that she can use to hold her treasures. There are so many neat jewelry boxes out there.
I wanted to get something really special for my friend for her birthday recently and I found the perfect thing to give her as a gift. It is a small box that is in the form of a puzzle. The box is very stylish and it is perfect for storing little trinkets and jewelry items. The box is carved and it is wooden and it is a box unlike any other box that I have seen.
The wooden puzzle gift box that I gave to my friend was perfect for her collection. This hand-carved box can hold a lot of special and treasured items and the best part is that you have to take the box apart in the right order to reveal the small compartment where the treasures are held. My friend loved the box and she looks forward to using it.
When we first decided to start an online business we knew that we needed to have exceptional photos to highlight our products and catch the eye of prospective customers. With this idea in mind, we tried several different styles and locations to create the perfect photos. We experimented with lighting and various settings and backgrounds. Some of the most fun we have had during this process is when we really started to think creatively and out of the box.
Recently we were at an event that featured an antique and specialty car show. The cars were amazing and we happened to have our booth right across the road from a very cool DeLorean. We decided that it would provide the perfect backdrop for our Satellite Mova Globe. The owner of this car was so kind and loved the idea of letting us take a photo. He even got down on the ground and took the photo for us so that the angle was just right! The combination of the stainless steel modern image of the DeLorean with the globe that featured a natural satellite view of the earth was incredible! This has become one of our favorite photos.
We are excited to try new ideas and share with you fun and creative photos of our beautiful products. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see the photos as soon as we post them!
I have heard about a terrific idea for an amazing and truly memorable gift for your high school or college graduate. I only wish I had heard about it in time for my own children. But if you have a little one who is just starting school you still have time! All you need is a book that is meaningful to you. Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” works perfectly; a book that will have a meaningful message for a child going off to start their life after high school or college. Then keep this book in a special place (somewhere that you will remember year to year) and have your child’s teacher sign the book each year with a personal message to your child. You can also have other important and influential people create messages for your child – like a piano teacher, dance teacher, coach, etc.
Can you imagine the look on your teenager’s face when they open up the book to find messages from each teacher and other important people they have met along the way to graduation? I would have loved to have given this special gift to my kids but alas I was about 12+ years too late. I hope that this blog might make it to some young parents who can create this special memory for their kids. Graduation is such a milestone and reason to celebrate that it deserves a very special remembrance. If you don’t have years of time to create a graduation gift we invite you to browse through our store and consider our beautiful Mova Globes or our hand-carved wooden jewelry box. We at www.lifehearthome.com would like to send our congratulations to all 2015 graduates!
My son on graduation day – Occidental College Class of 2013
Happy Holidays from Lifehearthome.com
Total eclipse of the moon on October 8th
The October 2014 full moon passes directly through Earth’s dark (umbral) shadow. The total part of the October 8 eclipse lasts nearly 1 hour. A partial umbral eclipse precedes totality by about one hour and 10 minutes, and follows totality by about the same period of time, so the moon takes about 3 and 1/3 hours to completely sweep through the Earth’s dark shadow. This full moon is commonly called the Hunter’s Moon which is the name given to the first full moon after the Harvest Moon, which occurred in September.
North and South America, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, Australia and eastern Asia are in a good position worldwide to watch the total eclipse of the moon on October 8. If you live in the Americas or Hawaii, the total eclipse happens before sunrise October 8.
Here are some fun facts about the Moon:
The dark side of the moon is a myth:
In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face of the Moon is ever seen from Earth this is because the Moon rotates around on its own axis in exactly the same time it takes to orbit the Earth, meaning the same side is always facing the Earth. The side we see is lit by reflected sunlight, while the side facing away from Earth lies in darkness and has only been seen by the human eye from a spacecraft.
The rise and fall of the tides on Earth is caused by the Moon:
There are two bulges in the Earth due to the gravitational pull that the Moon exerts; one on the side facing the Moon, and the other on the opposite side that faces away from the Moon, The bulges move around the oceans as the Earth rotates, causing high and low tides around the globe.
The Moon is drifting away from the Earth:
The Moon is moving approximately 3.8 cm away from our planet every year. It is estimated that it will continue to do so for around 50 billion years. By the time that happens, the Moon will be taking around 47 days to orbit the Earth instead of the current 27.3 days.
A person would weigh much less on the Moon:
The Moon has much weaker gravity than Earth, due to its smaller mass, so you would weigh about one sixth (16.5%) of your weight on Earth. This is why the lunar astronauts could leap and bound so high in the air.
The Moon has only been walked on by 12 people; all American males:
The first man to set foot on the Moon in 1969 was Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission, while the last man to walk on the Moon in 1972 was Gene Cernan on the Apollo 17 mission. Since then the Moon has only be visited by unmanned vehicles.
The Moon has no atmosphere:
This means that the surface of the Moon is unprotected from cosmic rays, meteorites and solar winds, and has huge temperature variations. The lack of atmosphere means no sound can be heard on the Moon, and the sky always appears black.
The Moon has quakes:
These are caused by the gravitational pull of the Earth. Lunar astronauts used seismographs on their visits to the Moon, and found that small moonquakes occurred several kilometers beneath the surface, causing ruptures and cracks. Scientists think the Moon has a molten core, just like Earth.
The first spacecraft to reach the Moon was Luna 1 in 1959:
This was a Soviet craft, which was launched from the USSR. It passed within 5995 km of the surface of the Moon before going into orbit around the sun.
The Moon is the fifth largest natural satellite in the Solar System:
At 3,475 km in diameter, the Moon is much smaller than the major moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Earth is about 80 times the volume than the Moon, but both are about the same age. A prevailing theory is that the Moon was once part of the Earth, and was formed from a chunk that broke away due to a huge object colliding with Earth when it was relatively young.
The Moon will be visited by man in the near future:
NASA plans to return astronauts to the moon to set up a permanent space station. Mankind may once again walk on the moon in 2019, if all goes according to plan.
During the 1950’s the USA considered detonating a nuclear bomb on the Moon:
The secret project was during the height cold war was known as “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” or “Project A119″ and meant as a show of strength at a time they were lagging behind in the space race.
Looking for a perfect gift?
Here is the perfect gift for someone who loves everything about the moon – Our Lunar Mova Globe. This globe is available in either 4.5 inches or 6 inches in diameter and features a beautifully detailed lunar surface. Not only a stunning piece of art but as you take it out of the box you understand that it is not your typical globe. As the ambient light in the room shines on the globe you will begin to notice that it actually spins! Right in your hand or on the desk or anywhere there is light. There are no batteries or cords to plug in – this globe will silently spin as long as there is even a small amount of light in the room. Check out the whole collection at www.lifehearthome.com