Archive for January, 2012

Have a Slice… Happy Chocolate Cake Day!

January 27th, 2012 by Lauren in Holidays, Just for Fun; No Comments »; Share

Happy Chocolate Cake Day!

The calendar year is filled up with so many fun holidays, and we just couldn’t let this one pass by without a mention. If a girl loves anything more than jewelry, it’s got to be chocolate. So call up everyone you know and tell them that it’s Chocolate Cake Day! What do you think of when you think of the best piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever had? We think about those cozy Friday nights with a bunch of girlfriends and a good movie. Nothing puts your mind or heart at ease like having beautiful sweet friends—and some sweet chocolate cake. Do you have friends that are as sweet as chocolate cake? Why not show them how much they mean to you with a little charm for their charm bracelet? We especially love the 14K gold “Special Friend” charm. (But this 3D cake charm is pretty sweet, too!)

What’s better than a plain old chocolate cake? If you’re thinking about sharing it with some friends, you want to add a little something special. A charming idea would be to put some sweet filling inside! Here are some of our favorite chocolate cake filling ideas on this very special Chocolate Cake Day:

  • Traditional buttercream is always an excellent idea. Cocoa powder, melted chocolate, or vanilla flavoring add a special twist to traditional buttercream. You can even add some food coloring for an extra pop of excitement.
  • Have you heard of ganache? It’s made of equal parts high quality chocolate and heavy cream. It can create a smooth textured filling for your chocolate cake. You can flavor it with fruit purees, nut butters, or other flavoring extracts.
  • We can’t say enough about cream cheese. Mix it with butter, sugar, and vanilla for a great chocolate cake filling.
  • Chantilly frosting is made from whipped cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add some cookie crumble for a complementary flavored filling for chocolate cake.

What are you waiting for? Get your girlfriends together for some charming conversation, sweet treats, and great memories. Happy Chocolate Cake Day from Classic Charms!

A Locket is the Perfect Valentine for your Granddaughter

January 20th, 2012 by Lauren in Holidays, Special Occasions, Valentine's Day; No Comments »; Share

childrens locketIt’s not always easy for a grandmother to figure out the perfect gift to give a granddaughter on Valentine’s Day. After all, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, and there are few things more special than a grandmother’s love. So what’s a thoughtful grandma to do? Well, we’re about more than just charms here at Classic Charms (even though “charms” is in our name!). We also have a wide selection of gold and silver lockets that are perfect keepsake gifts for granddaughters on Valentine’s Day.

Really… what little girl (or full-grown woman, for that matter) doesn’t love jewelry? A locket will be a granddaughter’s cherished piece that she’s sure to appreciate for years to come. We love the idea of giving a locket to a little girl for Valentine’s Day. Choose from our many different sizes and styles—a locket can truly be chosen to fit the personality of the girl or woman that’s going to wear it. Heart lockets, round lockets, oval lockets, and Celtic lockets can be the perfect way to show your granddaughter just how special she is.

But the most special thing you can do is place a photo inside the locket for an added personal touch. The perfect starter picture for your granddaughter’s locket would be a picture of you holding her when she was first born.

A locket this Valentine’s Day is something that your granddaughter will never outgrow. And, let’s face it, they grow up so fast!

Give your Wife a Valentine’s Day to Remember!

January 13th, 2012 by Lauren in Valentine's Day; No Comments »; Share

We’re halfway through January already (can you believe it!?), and that means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! For any guys out there reading this, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you’re going to get your wife for this lovers’ holiday. All too often, we’re busy with family and kids—and we just don’t have the time to set aside for ourselves. With any of our gorgeous Valentine’s Day charms, you can make sure that the special woman in your life knows just how much you care. And once you’ve helped her add some sparkle to her charm bracelet, you can get the whole family together for some family-friendly Valentine’s Day fun. Because, after all, your wife has enough love to go around!

valentine bear charm

Have the kids help out first!

Before you give your wife her beautiful Valentine’s Day charms, get the kids together to help decorate the house. You can go out and get some Valentine’s Day decorations, or you can have the kids create their own. Decorated paper hearts, red and pink streamers, and Valentine’s Day signs are perfect homemade options. Your wife will know just how much the whole family loves her.

Valentine’s Day charm options

Here at Classic Charms we have some cute Valentine’s Day charms that your wife is sure to love. There’s the Rembrandt engravable “Be my Valentine” heart charm—perfect for sweethearts of all ages. You can also choose the “XO” heart charm or the ever-popular box of chocolates Valentine’s Day charm (this is great when paired up with actual chocolates!). And you can have the kiddos present mommy with a gorgeous LeStage Enamel 3-D Valentine Bear charm!

(Ladies, feel free to share this post with your husband. He’ll get the hint!)

Bridesmaid Charms and Other Gift Ideas

January 6th, 2012 by Lauren in Special Occasions; No Comments »; Share

With New Year’s Eve now behind us, we’re pretty sure that there are plenty of newly-engaged couples out there! If you got engaged over the holiday… Congratulations! You have a lot of planning to do now, don’t you? Well, we’re here to make sure that the little things are as easy as possible. If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been planning your wedding since you were a little girl. You know what you want the flowers to look like, and you know who you want your bridesmaids to be. But do you know what you want to give your bridesmaids as a token of your appreciation?

Start them out with a bridesmaid charm!

Start them out with a bridesmaid charm!

Giving jewelry to your bridesmaids is a win-win situation. You have a perfect opportunity to thank them for being part of your wedding, and you can help them look fabulous during the ceremony with a new little bauble! With the selection of Rembrandt charms and other gorgeous jewelry here at Classic Charms, it’s easy to choose jewelry that’s perfect for the occasion. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

  • We offer engraving, so you can get a gorgeous engraved charm for your bridesmaids. Have something personal put onto each piece. It’s sentimental, but it’s totally adorable.
  • If you want to help your bridesmaids start their own tradition, you can set them up with a charm bracelet and one or two charms to go with it. They can then build up and add to it on their own.
  • You can get them something personal without getting too cutesy by choosing charms with each bridesmaid’s initial. Initial charms are so classically chic.

As you enter this new chapter in your life, it’s always important to remember the people that helped to get you where you are today! Celebrate the New Year and your new life with the perfect jewelry gifts for your bridesmaids.

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