Growing up, I was the gift giver of the family. I would go around collecting all my Christmas money from early, so I could run about looking for things that each family member would love.
What made me turn things up a notch was having a wealthy grandfather who could literally afford anything he ever needed, even though he hardly spent a dime on frivolous things. How do you gift a man of that calibre on a 15year old budget?
I remember buying him one of those cheap blinged out watch sets from the flea market back in Trinidad. This man opened the gift, took one look at it and said, “Granddaughter, you see this watch I have on my wrist here, that is real diamonds you looking at” 🤦🏽♀️😅
I must say I was slightly appalled! Lol but the following year I had to put my creativity to the test and think outside the box. I made him a framed collage with all his grandkids and he absolutely LOVED it. He was a man who valued home & family, not material gains. Furthermore it was this creative hobby that pushed me into a career in graphic design.
This business was something that I always dreamed of pursuing for the past 10 years! And everytime I got into that space of inspiration, I self sabotaged myself by thinking I did not have the tools, resources or the right people around me to actually get things started.
Unfortunately I lost my grandfather last year, and grandmother a month later during the pandemic and was not able to travel back to pay my final respects. I was absolutely devastated but also enamored by the fact that I could still feel their love and presence in my life.
With their help from the heavens, I have been realigned with my true purpose and now have strength and self motivation to bring #dreamboxgiftsto life today.
To make your friends, family and loved ones feel the same way I made grandfather feel each and every year is my Dream for this business 💛
That in itself brings me SO MUCH JOY!