From quaint villages to bustling cities, places have the power to touch our hearts.
It was the beautiful city of Montreal that became a special place for Deborah Fearson when she chose to spend her 60th birthday there with her husband Mike. And what better memento of the trip could she receive than a sterling silver bangle sporting the city's famous rosette?
“We wanted to do something a bit different for my 60th and chose Montreal because we like the colder weather,” Deborah explained.
“While we were there Mike wanted to buy me a piece of jewelry and get it engraved – but we looked all over and couldn't find anything we liked that represented Montreal.”
Shortly after Deborah's visit last September the couple discovered Chris & Alix online, and they were soon exchanging ideas for the birthday bangle.
“We emailed back and forth and they sent me some designs and helped me to pick the one that was best,” Deborah recalled. “It took us a couple weeks to decide what we wanted and then a couple weeks to have it made – I was so excited about receiving it!”
Deborah said her trip to Montreal featured a lot of walking and sight-seeing, plus a rather quirky 'duck tour' which took visitors around the city on an amphibious vehicle. Her shiny bangle, with a classy engraving on the underside, has made the occasion ever more memorable.
“The engraving says 'to my darling wife, Happy 60th Birthday',” said Deborah, who lives in Dundalk, Maryland.
“Recently I've been wearing it every day. I'm so happy with it – it looks great!”
It was a real treat to work on this project with Deborah, not least because Montreal is our proud home! We're glad she had a fun birthday and that we could contribute to her celebrations.