The Giving Keys. Lately,I have seen some people around town wearing a used key. I thought it was just a cute key on a chain until I found out more. People purchase one of these keys for someone they feel “need” the message engraved on the key or just because they think it is ADORABLE. Some of the words are LOVE, STRENGTH, CREATE and COURAGE. I am not a touchy-feely person, so I would go for CREATE 🙂 . You can get a key on a necklace, bracelet or ring, I love that there are so many options!!! Here is a brief description that I found on The Giving Keys website:
In A Nutshell
The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. When the wearer of the key encounters someone else who needs the message on the key, they give it away and then send us the story of their key being paid forward.
The meaning behind the keys is amazing. I really wanted to buy one for myself but I feel like it needs to be gifted to you. It’s like Halloween, I will wait by my porch hoping for someone to BOO me.. 🙂 I did purchase one for someone’s Birthday but I can’t say who because they may read this 🙂 . One concern I do have is, I wonder if they key can rub off on your shirt and make it dirty? Sorry, hopefully not! They are adorable and I am a little obsessed. I found them at a boutique in the Fountains, Roseville but they are also sold online and at Nordstrom.
Thanks for reading,