Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here at Memorable Gifts’ our goal is to create awareness for breast cancer, which includes information on what exactly breast cancer is, how it can be prevented, symptoms, and much more. This will hopefully encourage people to take preventative measures, be able to immediately identify potential issues, and ultimately support the cause.

Given the fact that 1 in 8 women (13.4%) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, it’s imperative for the world to come together and not only educate, but support individuals that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers and About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. This is a serious epidemic and can affect people you know, loved ones and even yourself.

 

For more information, risk factors, symptoms and preventative measures please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions index on Breast Cancer.

 

 

Celebrating New Life and New Moms – First Mothers Day 2017

Motherhood is filled with important firsts, such as a first step or word, first birthdays and even her first Mothers Day as a new mom. This can be a scary but exciting time for new mothers. Their First Mothers Day should be one filled with happiness and comfort as they are celebrating their new life and new family. Naturally, new mothers collect a bevy of keepsakes and mementos to commemorate their time as a new mom and to remember for years to come. There are so many ways that you can help to make this a truly special day!

 

 

 

Help her to preserve special memories and keepsakes that she will collect over the course of the first year of her new life! Photographs, trinkets and mementos deserve to be treasured and kept all in a safe place. Help her to commemorate this special day with a scrapbook displaying all the important firsts in this first year and the important ones to come. Create a special piece of artwork using the baby’s hand and foot prints that she can display for a lifetime. Documenting the first year of her child and her first year as a mother is a truly thoughtful and heartfelt gift.

Every new parent can attest to the lack of sleep and depravity experienced in the first year of parenthood. Wake up early that Sunday so that she can sleep in and get much needed beauty sleep. Send her on a special spa or pampering day for a gift sure to impress and help recharge her batteries. This isn’t only a great gift for mother’s day but all year round! 

There are so many ways to make this First Mothers Day extra special and to commemorate this special moment in a Woman’s life. No matter how you decide to celebrate, with flowers or a homemade brunch, a thoughtful and creative gift can go a long way to making her feel special and loved. Check out these other special gifts for First Time Mothers and all the Special Moms in your life!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Untitled-1October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In case you don’t know what breast cancer is, it is a type of cancer that develops from cancerous tumors originating from breast cells. Unfortunately, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Most breast cancer cases are found in females, but it can also be diagnosed in males. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are an average of 232, 340 cases of female breast cancer and 2,240 cases of male breast cancer reported in the USA each year. That means one case of breast cancer is diagnosed every 2 minutes and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Breast cancer is the cause of 39.620 deaths each year. It is the most common cancer in females, but it can be successfully treated! Researchers have been spending years trying to find a cure for breast cancer but there is still ways to go.  Get informed on what you can do to help prevent your risk and support the fight against breast cancer.  (more…)

A Memorable Adventure at Unsworth Elementary School

There is nothing better than seeing a child smile and helping them create an unforgettable memory. Last week Gilbert and I visited a local elementary school to create a memorable occasion for the students and to promote the importance of knowledge and learning. To make this an even more memorable talk we brought them a special personalized gift, a Shimmering Star Photo Frame with the children’s names and a special saying, “Shining Star – 2013, Unsworth School” so their family could have a cherished keepsake of their child!

It was such a great opportunity to visit these students and bring them a special something that we made and help them understand the importance of learning. We came into the classroom and were introduced by their teacher. We then told them a little bit about ourselves and our jobs and handed out their gifts. The best part of the trip was when we were explaining how their gifts were made. The students’ eyes grew wide with excitement when they heard their picture frames had been engraved with a laser. We saw mouths drop open and heard gasps and it brought a huge smile over both mine and Gilbert’s face. Next we asked them what their favorite subjects in school were and hands shot up to share! Our hearts filled with joy from sharing gifts, stories, and memories with these students!There is nothing better than seeing a smile on a child’s face and knowing you helped put it there!

 

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What a wonderful class!

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The awesomely sweet Thank You note the kids sent us for visiting!