This year, our 11-year old wore the cover off our copy of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe . The book landed everywhere – on the kitchen counter, by the bathroom sink, in the car, on the couch – with a dozen scraps of paper sticking out, marking pages. Over a span of a few weeks, she transformed the novel into a stage play. She spent hours bent over her little notebook, writing page after page of dialogue and scene descriptions.
She held auditions and selected her cast, her sister as Lucy and her brother as Maugrim (with a growl so good it would make you want to flee your beaver dam). Of course, talented cousins fill in the other roles.
As you can imagine, Narnia has been everywhere and all the time for us. We’ve been listening to the audio books, watching the movies, reading through scenes and listening to the movie soundtrack on our drives into town.
When Valentine’s Day rolled around, we wanted to give our sweet tween a token of our love.
We selected a hand-stamped metal cuff from A Gilded Line. (I loved that we could choose the type of metal and the style of the font, personalizing the bracelet, making it just right for our girl.)
It is inscribed with, “Courage, Dear Heart”… that was Aslan’s whisper to Lucy when she needed it most.
“…but no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart,” and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.”
We hope that our girl will hear God’s whisper saying the same thing, cheering her on through her life, strengthening her when she is weak, showing her how to live.
It is perfect for a girl-sized wrist, but able to grow with her over time. It’s beautifully made and comfortable to wear, a true treasure.
Allison, the creator of A Gilded Line has created a C.S. Lewis Gift Bundle for us.
The bundle includes 3 of her C.S. Lewis creations:
- A metal cuff that is hand-stamped with “Courage, Dear Heart”
- A metal cuff that is hand-stamped with “Be just and merciful and brave”
- A hand-stamped bookmark with the inscription, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis”. (Don’t you just love that?!)
To enter this giveaway, fill out the form below! Open to the U.S. only. This giveaway ends on March 22nd, 2017, at 11:59pm EDT.
You’ll just love Allison at A Gilded Line. Her family business motto is: “Wear Truth. Share Truth.”
She writes, “There is something empowering about wearing life-building words on your wrist, a constant reminder and point of focus to center your mind on. They also provide opportunities to talk to others, breaking the ice of a superficial conversation when you share your purpose behind choosing the words you wear on your cuff! A Gilded Line is still a family-run business, and we hope to be able to stamp and spread truth as long as possible!”
Oh, and an outtake photo just for you: