I created this enamel pin in honor of my mother's passing. She passed away on September 1st, 2020 from alzheimer's and vascular dementia. I was her caregiver for a year and a half before her passing and was able to witness her being in the active dying stage and her last breath. This enamel pin is my way of coming to terms that eventually anything living, must and will die. It's our responsibility to remember that. We can choose to be scared of the inevitable, or we can choose to live on our own terms because we realize life is fleeting. This is a representation of my making the choice to live - to embrace all life has to offer. I refuse to back down from the chance of living my life, just because it will eventually lead to death. And while my heart is broken that my mom passed away, I am so grateful that she is no longer suffering with the pain she was experiencing due to alzheimer's and dementia.
This pin is 1.75 inches tall.
♥♥ Important Information ♥♥
♥ We want to give you the best, so most of our pins come in a hard enamel.
♥ Each Pin is meticulously packed in a wax paper bag, with a cardstock backing, to ensure it doesn't move around.
♥ Included are two pin backs - usually rubber pinbacks, unless it's a mini pin. (All of our DISCOUNTED pins come with butterfly clutches.)
♥We have a limited number of pins available, so act fast before they disappear!
◆We do not offer customizations on enamel pins, sorry! I'm happy to take suggestions for breeds etc. But it may not be something I can readily do.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME, ANY ORDERS PLACED ON THE 16TH OF DECEMBER OR LATER MAY NOT ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. USPS IS VERY BUSY AND DUE TO COVID, HAS MINIMAL STAFFING. I AM SHIPPING EVERY ORDER OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT DELIVERY TIMES ARE OUT OF MY CONTROL.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - NOVEMBER 20TH
STANDARD SHIPPING/FIRST CLASS - DECEMBER 15TH
PRIORITY SHIPPING/ MUG ORDERS - DECEMBER 17TH
UPGRADED PRIORITY EXPRESS - DECEMBER 20TH
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Please don't get your cards wet! They are inkjet printed, which means the ink may run if wet. The same goes for any poster prints. I use a high quality photograph inkjet printer - it prints amazing, but the ink will still run when wet.
Mugs should be hand-washed and are microwave safe. WOOT!
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We ship to the address provided at the time of your order. I am more than happy to change a shipping address for you, if it's incorrect and I've not shipped it out. However if the address is incorrect and your order is returned - you will be responsible for additional shipping costs. If you do not respond- you'll be refunded for the product, minus all shipping costs charged by USPS.
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USPS is working hard to deliver packages as quickly as possible. Because of covid, there have been more delays with packages, missing packages etc. Because of the delays - I cannot guarantee items will arrive before a certain date. It's totally out of my control - even if I'd prefer otherwise. Please be kind and understanding. I truly want you to have your order and will do whatever I can to make it happen - however please also be aware of the situation at hand and know that there may be delays. If you have ANY questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy. I am here to help you and am happy to do so!
DUE TO BEING MY MOM'S FULL TIME CAREGIVER, WE'VE BEEN SOCIAL DISTANCING SINCE FEBRUARY 2020. (Which means we only go out for grocery shopping, which happens once every 3-4 weeks.) We take the utmost caution when shopping and use hand sanitizer/mask to ensure we keep ourselves safe. When packaging orders, I wash my hands and use a disinfected/clean surface to package all orders - ensuring not to touch my face. Safety is my number one priority!
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Amazing! So cute. Also love the silicone backs.
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