Honoring the Nurturers

Sometimes a holiday sneaks up on me, which is a no-no as I venture into retailing world. But May 12 is Mother’s Day, and to get the gift to the main nurturer in your life, orders need to be placed now in order to get them shipped in time.

Mom pendants by Maike's Marvels

Interestingly, this May 12 honors mothers in each of my familial countries. Father’s Day comes on different dates in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S.

Menocopsis pendant by Maike's Marvels

With a few of my friends being mothers, it’s been fun to expand on my ‘mother’s heart’ pendant and customize it with children’s names, birth dates and favorite colors. Recently as I looked up more maternal words, I found that there is a wide variety in other languages, when for some time I thought most words for mother did start with an M or an N. “Patrino and Panjo” were quite a surprise on this list.

Mamm Mati pendat by Maike's Marvels

My Helix is gaining hearts on Etsy, celebrating shared DNA.


If you’re a newsletter subscriber you have a special coupon code for Etsy purchases, which also applies to Aurora Rose Boutique in Lemont.


Here is a sampling of Aurora Rose’s inventory.

Pendants at Aurora Rose Boutique

I like Luke 1:41-45 for the expectant mother: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!'”


The abstract-minded might like a feminine shape like this one:


If you’d like to order a commission, you can peruse this album for ideas on shapes and colors. My friend just purchased this mother-daughter set with birth stones for each member of the family.

Birthstones mother daughter pair by Maike's Marvels


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