Back in June my lovely friend Steph wrote all about her Pandora charm bracelet and tagged me to write about my charm bracelet too. I remember getting my Thomas Sabo bracelet when we lived in our old house, before having children and before we even got married. It was something I had always wanted, something I could imagine adding to over the years and something that I hoped I could one day pass down to my future children.
Dave bought me my charm bracelet for a birthday gift and along with it I had a D charm – for Donna, obviously. Since then I have also got a W – for our last name – and the collection has just carried on growing.
Two of the first charms I got were handcuffs – because Dave is a Policeman – and a guitar as, at the time, Dave and I loved to play Guitar Hero – it was a big hobby of ours then and took up many, many evenings.
On our wedding day Dave bought me a pearl charm with a tiny heart on it and for our first anniversary he got me a charm that has two rings, an engagement and wedding ring charm. Both are favourites of mine and ones that just mean so much.
We bought an aeroplane charm on the way back from our honeymoon in Mexico, a Las Vegas sign from the Thomas Sabo shop in the Venetian hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on our ‘before children’ holiday and the Eiffel Tower when we were on holiday in Paris.
When the children were born Dave bought me a pram charm that has moving wheels and I also got a My Girl and My Boy charm for each of the children too.
Last Christmas I got a black cat charm to remind me of our boy cat, Luke, who died suddenly last year. He didn’t have white paws but the significance is there and it’s now one of my favourite charms.
Then I have other charms that I just really liked – a star, as I love stars, a gingerbread man as he’s just so cute. Another Christmas present charm was my snowflake and I got the birthstone charm for my birthday one year. There are a few more too that I just liked – a key, the card suits, a four leaf clover and probably others too.
And, lastly, there’s a laptop charm. That opens up and everything. Because I’m a blogger – and it wouldn’t be the same without a blogging charm really, would it?
To carry on this charm bracelet love I’m tagging Sarah, Maria, Sarah, Amy and Sarah to carry on with their own posts celebrating the charms on their bracelets. I can imagine doing this post again in years to come with even more charms on my bracelet!