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FAQ for Wedding Gifts

A wedding is a happy occasion but it can be a challenging time for those invited to attend the event. Guests are expected to buy some sort of gift for the new couple, but what do you get? Do you get something practical like a coffee maker from their registry or from a collection like the Willow Tree Collection here on Coppins Gifts?  Here are some of the answers to the commonly asked questions about buying and giving wedding gifts:

Q: Can I Buy Something Not on the Registry?

A: It’s absolutely fine because the registry is meant to help give guests an idea of what the couple would like for their new home. If you decide to away from the registry make sure you are still matching the style for the items they have on the registry.

Q: How Soon From RSVP Do I Have to Get the Wedding Gift?

A: One year, but ideally, it should be purchased and sent to the couple’s home before the wedding so they can remove the items from their registry before the big day. If you wait till after the wedding be sure to get the gift to them right away so you do not forget!

Q: Is Cash Better Than a Gift? Wedding Gift FAQ

A: Not necessarily, but it can be tricky. For some couples, it may be what they need to help pay for the new home, their honeymoon, or other things they want or need.  If you are uncomfortable with cash gifts, consider gift cards to their favorite restaurants or stores.

Q: The Registry Gifts Are Too Far out of My Price Range — What Do I Do?

A: There is no need to feel compelled to by something you cannot afford. Get creative and think about things they could use or that they would like. A great gift would be a collectible to commemorate their special day, such as something from the wedding line of the Willow Tree Collection.

Q: Can I Go in With a Group on a Big-Ticket Item?

A: You certainly can but it takes care to ensure it all goes well. Make sure everyone knows how much they are responsible for, who will order and pick up the item, who is collecting the money, and the timing of it all. Also, ensure the couple knows who all went in to get the gift so no one seems to be skimping out on a gift.

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Why Do We Give Gifts?

Gift giving is a tradition in just about every known culture across the globe and it has long been a favorite subject for studies regarding human behavior. This practice of gift giving has long been explored and studied by psychologists, anthropologists, historians, economists, and even modern marketers. They all reveal amazing things and all studies have found that giving gifts is actually a very complex and involved process that has deep meanings for cultural, religious, social, relationship, and personal growth and development.

Willow Tree Figures are a Thoughtful Gift!

Psychologists have long said, and it still holds true, that it is often the giver and not the recipient that reaps the most benefits from the act of giving gifts. With there being so much value put on the practice of gift giving, whether it is during the holidays, during personal celebrations, or just for the sake of doing something good, there are many who wonder where to get the best gifts?

The key to gift giving is to give from the heart and to receive with gratitude — and few things embody both of those like our impressive line of Willow Tree figures.

The holidays come and go throughout the year and wit personal events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other big life events that call for celebration there seems to always been a need to buy and give gifts. It can be tempting to cut off the gift giving and during hard economic times this may be a sensible course of action, but it is very important that you not cue yourself off completely form giving or receiving gifts.

To do this is to rob yourself and the other party of the joy and sense of fulfillment that comes from giving gifts. Instead, consider limiting the number of gifts that you get or give and being selective with your gifts so they are truly memorable and special. This is where the Willow Tree Figurine collection makes this so much easier because each piece is crafted with love and is unique and beautiful, just like the person you are giving a gift to. So, let the gift speak for you and check out the amazing selection of Willow Tree figures that is available to you right now on Coppins Gifts!

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Fighting Post-Christmas Blues

After the joy and happiness of Christmas it is very common for people to feel a sense of let down and fall into the post-Christmas blues.Blog2Fortunately, there are easy ways to combat this condition and our family here at the Willow Tree figures fan club want to help you shake the blues and enjoy the holidays even after they have come and gone!

1. Kindness. Continue the tradition of Christmas by looking for ways to show kindness to those around you in some shape or form, no matter who they are.

2. Time with loved ones. Even if some of your family is far away or if you have no family around after the season ends find ways to connect and stay in touch with them throughout the year!

3. The tree. You might not want a dried and shedding Christmas tree in your home come March, but keeping live plants in the home can be a big mood booster.

4. The smells. Much of what makes Christmas so special and what helps us form such great memories are the smells of the season. Continue to enjoy those smells all year round with candles, essential oils, and potpourris.

5. Send mail. Remember how nice it was to get those Christmas Cards in the mail? Send letters and cards to friends and family to keep in touch and show them you are thinking about them.

6. Giving. More than just gifts you can give of your time, talents, and finances to help others. If you choose to give gifts make them ones that mean something special like photos or commemorative figures from the Willow Tree Figures Collection.

7. Anticipation. Waiting for Christmas day is a big part of the tradition of the season, so keep that thrill alive by planning special trips, events, and family games and dates that let you spend time together and build great memories together.

8. Lights. If you don’t want to be ‘that family’ who keeps their Christmas lights up all year find ways to incorporate unique lights and colors into your everyday décor!

9. Create new traditions. Find ways to make every month special with unique food, activities, games, and make new traditions to enjoy with the family.

10. Love. The one thing that makes Christmas so special is the love we share and feel so keep the love alive for your family every single day. That is what the Willow Tree figures family does and we hope you will give it a try too!

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5 Bad Christmas Gift Ideas People Actually Got

Christmas may have come and gone, and chances are you got a lot of wonderful gifts and maybe even some of the ones that were actually on your listshutterstock_221664037 this year. Maybe you got some beautiful Willow Tree Collection figures or something useful you have been asking for or many even some nice jewelry or a new video game you have been eyeing.

But if you got some less than great gifts take heart, you are not alone and to help you feel better here are five of the worst Christmas gifts people likely got this year:

Ugly Sweaters

The classic go-to gift of grandmas and well-meaning adults everywhere, the ugly Christmas sweater is a well-known and dreaded gift to unwrap on Christmas Day. Chances are you have gotten at least one of these or something very similar at least once and if not, your time is coming so be prepared! At least you have something for an ugly sweater party!

Vacuum Cleaner

Typically the gift well-meaning husbands give to their wives to make their lives easier, but this is a bad gift idea in every sense of the word. A great gift for your wife is jewelry, perfume, or something heartfelt, not something that reminds her of all the work there is still to do around the house because you are not pulling your weight!

Pencils and Pens

Pencils? Really — people actually give these as gifts to someone over the age of five? Unless it is a nice engraved professional looking pen or a set of art pencils most adults are not going to be thrilled with getting a gift that reminds them of their school days spent taking multiple choice tests and writing essays!

Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat

A glow in the dark toilet seat, who thought up this one? Sure, it’s practical in the sense you won’t have to turn on a light to go in the middle of the night, but do you really want to feel like aliens are about to abduct you when you walk into the bathroom at 3 a.m.? It’s best to skip the toilet gifts all together.

Socks

Coming in at number 1, socks are the worst Christmas gift ever — worse than ties because everyone seems to get them. Children have been getting socks as presents for hundreds of years and this has cause hundreds of years’ worth of tears.

So if you want to be the cool relative next year, consider you gift giving choices very carefully and go with something they will love like a Willow Tree Collection figurine from Coppins Gifts!

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How to Choose the Right Gift

The holidays are right around the corner and the shipping lines are getting longer and longer by the day, and yet many of us are still scrambling1trying to finish our to-buy lists or may be even struggling to finish writing it.

What does dad want? What does grandma need? What can we buy our co-worker? We can spend hours going around and around pacing the store aisle asking these types of questions. There is another way to choose a perfect gift for the special people in your life this holiday season. At Coppin’s Gifts one of our most popular collections is the Willow Tree Angel line of figurines.

The problem many of us have when it comes to finding the right holiday gift is that we think about gifts in the term of being purely physical objects. If you can challenge this way of thinking and shift your focus it can be easier to figure out what to give the special people in your life. When you give a gift to someone, you are opening up and speaking to them.

You buy a gift to give in the hopes that the receiver will love it and understand the message you are trying to communicate. We have lost sight of this basic concept over the years and put more value on the price tag and status of the gift rather than the message it conveys. The Willow Tree Angel line of figurines is a great way to get back to the way it should be!

If you harness the right way of thinking about giving gifts, when you go about trying to choose gifts, it will be easier for you to focus in on and find the perfect gift. Ask yourself this: “What do I want to say to this person?” Once you have answered that, then consider this question: “What can I get them that will communicate this message to them clearly?”

This line of thinking is opposite to the typical questions of “What can I buy them?” and “What can I afford to get them?” and “What will they think of it?”

When you want a gift that means something and shows just how much you care and what you think of someone, head over to Coppin’s Gifts and check out the selection of Willow Tree Angel figures. You will be glad you did!

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Why Is It Important to Give Gifts?

A great deal of research has been done over the years that looks into why we as humans get the feeling of well-being that occurs during the practice2 of giving gifts to friends and family. From the earliest records of mankind’s existence there is the practice of gift giving and it has always been portrayed as being a rewarding experience that benefits the giver and the receiver.

This is why the practice has stood the test of time. Whether it is a simple handmade gift, a simple card, or a heart-felt memento like a Jim Shore figurine, giving gifts makes us feel good. Here are some reasons as to why:

We Feel Happy

At the most basic level, the act of gift giving can make a person feel happier overall, helps them feel better about themselves, and makes them feel closer to the person receiving the gift.

In studies done on the act of giving gifts, the giver often feels better about themselves and the receiver has an increased feeling of connection to the one giving the gift. The mutually beneficial effect is what makes gift giving such a wonderful and enjoyably experience.

Improved State of Mind

Research has also suggested time and time again that giving gifts can help improve the focus as well as a person’s overall state of mind. If giving a gift makes someone feel happier and gives them a sense of purpose then that will of course give a boost to their attitude and emotions and help them have a more positive outlook on life.

Greater Social Connection

Gift giving helps establish societal bonds and mutual gift exchange allows the bonds of community, friendship, and family to be grown and nurtured. Not only does the person who gets the gift feel closer to the giver, but the reverse happens as well. This greater social connection allows us to feel a sense of companionship and as well as the overall happiness of both parties involved.

It’s Contagious

When someone begins the act of giving gifts, not only are they more likely to continue giving whenever they are presented with the opportunity, those around them including those that receive the gifts are more likely to pay it forward as well. This can be partly explained by the release of endorphins in the brain that occurs when we exchange gifts.

It is easy to see that gift-giving is an important tradition and is part of what makes us human. So when you are looking for the perfect gift, whether it is a beautiful hand painted masterpiece, a special memento like a Jim Shore figurine, or an elegant diamond necklace, the important thing is to give with an open heart and a smile that is contagious.

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Gift Ideas for a New Mom

The birth of a child is a wonderful and life changing event-in more than one way. To commemorate the new arrival, many friends and family2members look for special gifts to give the mom to make her life easier and a bit more enjoyable during the time of adjustment and stress with a newborn around. From spas to gift cards to Willow Tree collection figures, here are some unique ideas you can consider:

A Custom Mommy Necklace

Celebrate the new family member by giving mom a necklace that has a beautiful charm with the name of her child. These gifts are very popular because they can be fully customized and new charms can be added for every new family member!

A Spa Day All to Herself

Babies are wonderful blessings and are cute bundles of joy but they also bring a new mom a great deal of stress and anxiety – especially for first time moms. Give a gift she will love and truly need- a day to relax and unwind and let go of the stress.

A Willow Tree Collection Figure

Days will come where mom will wonder if it was a mistake thinking she could be a mom. A gift that helps her focus on those sweet moments in the midst of those sleepless nights will be a true blessing to her- give a Willow Tree Collection figurine!

A Day of House Cleaning

Cleaning the house is one of the last things on a new mom’s mind- even personal hygiene can become a forgotten habit the first few weeks after the birth. Help the mom out by either offering to clean house for her or pay for cleaning services for her.

There are many other great gift ideas you can choose form for the new mom including books, magazine subscriptions, date night babysitting, shopping and errand help, gift cards, and the standard baby items just to name a few. Whether you go with the traditional gifts of baby cloths and supplies or the more unique ideas like the Willow Tree Collections, gifts for mom can help in more ways that you know!

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Personalized Gifts Available From Willow Tree Collection

Willow Tree Collection gifts are a perfect way to commemorate any special occasion in your life.1

  • Don’t wait until your baby is born to decorate his or her room.
  • Find the perfect wedding gift quickly and easily.
  • Don’t stress about finding something for your anniversary gift for a retirement party for your co-worker.

Willow Tree gifts are the answer to all your gift giving needs. At CoppinsGifts.com, the finest in Willow Tree figurines are available for you to look through. Choose based on those special occasions like new babies, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or the powerful emotions of life like love, sympathy, congratulations, friendship, or family.

With years of experience, we take pride in creating adorable gifts that combine simplicity and elegance into a one of a kind item. Our company’s mission has always been to provide you, our customer, with the very best in unique gift ideas. Thanks to the support of loyal customers and the superior quality and unique designs we offer, Willow Tree has grown into one of our most popular collections and it continues to win over the hearts of new customers every year.

There is nothing cookie-cutter about these figurines. They are made from hand-carved forms and hand painted with love and attention to details. Every piece is made to be a gift that will be treasured for years to come and displayed with love and care. No matter what your gift needs may be, the Willow Tree Collection is the answer that you are looking for!

Whether you or someone close to you needs to find the perfect gift, we have everything you could want or need. In addition to new figures that are being released you can enjoy the traditional favorites like the Willow Tree Angel, Willow Tree Wedding, and many other wonderful collections. Elegance and simplicity like this never goes out of a style and gift of a Willow Tree Collection figure today is a gift that will be cherished years down the road!

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Looking for a Gift? Consider Willow Tree Angels

Figurines make very popular gift items. Few are more popular than a Willow Tree angel. Willow Tree is a kind of small sculpture made by the artist2, Susan Lord. She developed the method of sculpting them in 1999. In 2000, she began working with Demdaco to bring her treasures to the world.

Unlike other kinds of sculptures, Lord draws her inspiration from feelings, emotions, and moments in time. Each figurine is careful crafted individually by her in her Kansas City, Missouri Studio. She chose the name Willow Tree because of the grace, elegance, and simplicity these trees evoke. Theirs is a simple beauty.

Willow Tree angels in particular have a growing and substantial customer base in the country’s religious and spiritual communities. All of Willow Tree sculptures are figures with blurred faces and are named for the emotion or feeling Lord wants to create or have people respond to. Christmas is a big time of the years for Lord and Willow Tree because of their assortment of nativity scenes and other holiday items such as Christmas tree ornaments and decorations.

A lot of care is put into each figurine or ornament. Each one is made by hand individually. Lord has called her artwork intuitive. She says she sketches on the clay. Willow Tree produces art work and gift items that can transport you back in time while evoking a memory or emotion. Like the tree for which they are named, they are simple and beautiful. If you are looking for fun, delightful gifts for friends or family members, you cannot go wrong by going to Willow Tree for your options.

Simplicity is timeless and these have it in spades. The combination of them being delicate and delightful makes them great for gift giving endeavors for everyone in your family and circle of friends.

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The Willow Tree Story

If you are looking for nifty gifts and sweet statues, you should look to the artist, Susan Lord. Lord created the Willow Tree collection in 1999 when1she crested small statues that are of people, animals, and angels. She makes the figurines from a hand-painted resin. They are supposed to represent life events or feelings rather than specific people. She worked with the company Demarco to launch the product line. They are known for expressing the ideas of elegance, simplicity, and peace.

The inspiration for the Willow Tree collection comes from nature. The natural willow tree is an elegant one. By using this as the inspiration, Lord has created a line that is very popular around the country. When you look at a willow tree in nature, it evokes nostalgia and classic look that can bring you back to a long gone time that was more calm and peaceful than the one we are living in today. Their design is one of peace, serenity, and gratitude. They are named for the emotions they seek to express or the memory they wish to evoke.

Whether you are looking for a more unique gift for someone who is special in your life, the Willow Tree, you might want to consider purchasing one. The line also includes Christmas decorations such as tree ornaments.

Lord has been creating art for her entire life. She makes her art in her studio in Kansas City, Missouri. She describes her artistic style as being intuitive in nature. She makes each piece by hand and adds touches that are graceful and sentimental. If you are looking for find hand crafted gifts that evoke these feelings and sentiments, you might want to look to the Willow Tree Collection. You can find them at Coppin’s Gifts.

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