Monday, November 8, 2010

Connected Christmas Spotlight: Julian & Co. (Giveaway)

Best Keepsake for a Nursing Mom: Julian & Co.


Every mother deserves something to commemorate and celebrate her nursing relationship with her child.  When I began my look for a nursing necklace that was practical, beautiful, and well-made, I was delighted to find Julian & Co, a jewelry store specializing in engraved silver keepsakes for mom and baby.

Julian & Co. started when owner Tania and her husband could not find a keepsake ID bracelet to fit their miracle preemie Julian.  Tania designed her own and people took notice and the rest is history.


My favorite thing about my nursing necklace is that it will be a keepsake to pass on to my own daughter someday.  All nursing necklaces from Julian & Co. can be personalized with up to 30 characters on the hands and feet side and 40 characters on the other.  This allows you to have your child's name and birth stats engraved.  Because I have nursed more than one child, and may nurse more, I chose a meaningful quote instead.  My necklace contains the last three lines from "Wean Me Gently" (quoted below).  The necklace is entirely sterling silver and they offer a polishing service for your jewelry.

Sydney loves to twirl the beautiful silver ring and it's the perfect length for nursing.  Eventually I hope to add small silver charms with each of my children's initials and the number of days I nursed them.

While many nursing necklaces are made from plastic or cheap beads, Julian & Co's necklace is a beautiful, lasting piece of jewelry you will wear daily and treasure forever.


Why it makes a GREAT GIFT
- High quality, engraved sterling silver
- Beautifully packaged in a special pouch and gift box
- Practical, while still being stylish enough for everyday wear
- Sturdy enough to last throughout your nursing relationship and still be a keepsake


Julian & Co. has graciously offered a $50 gift certificate to use in their store toward any item.  I know many of you would love your own beautiful mom's necklace to cherish.  Contest closes Nov. 22 at 11:59 P.M. CST.

Mandatory entry:  Visit Julian & Co. and tell me what item you would like to have.  Skip to comment form.

Extra entries (leave a comment for each w/ email address)
1. Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to the tweet (click on the timestamp). You may do this daily.
2. Follow us publicly on google friend connect.
3. Subscribe to our RSS feed.
4. Follow @theconnectedmom on twitter
5. Join our community.
6. Follow Julian & Co. on Facebook.
7. Follow us on Facebook.
8. Add either our Connected Mom button or one of our Breastfeeding on the Street buttons (2 entries if you do both)
9. Follow us on Networked Blogs.


Disclaimer: Julian & Co. provided me with a sample for my own use and review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 








"Wean Me Gently" by Cathy Cardill


I know I look so big to you,

Maybe I seem too big for the needs I have.

But no matter how big we get,

We still have needs that are important to us.

I know that our relationship is growing and changing,

But I still need you. I need your warmth and closeness,

Especially at the end of the day

When we snuggle up in bed.

Please don't get too busy for us to nurse.

I know you think I can be patient,

Or find something to take the place of a nursing;

A book, a glass of something,

But nothing can take your place when I need you.

Sometimes just cuddling with you,

Having you near me is enough.

I guess I am growing and becoming independent,

But please be there.

This bond we have is so strong and so important to me,

Please don't break it abruptly.

Wean me gently,

Because I am your mother,

And my heart is tender. 








51 comments:

Tonia said... [Reply to comment]

I would get the birth necklace round - small :)

Randi094 said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to have The Birth Necklace Square.

Randi094 said... [Reply to comment]

Tweeted about the giveaway:
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follow you on twitter
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Follow you publicly on friend connect

Shawna said... [Reply to comment]

I would try to talk my husband into letting me spend the money to get the nursing necklace! Your story put a tear in my eye!

Shawna said... [Reply to comment]

Added you on facebook!

kaila said... [Reply to comment]

I adore the nursing necklace!!

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Following Connected Mom on FB!

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Liked Julian and Co on Facebook!

Little Miss Emmy Lou said... [Reply to comment]

Loving The Birth Necklace Round Small Nouveau!
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I follow you on twitter
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I follow your blog!
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I like you on facebook!
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I like them on facebook
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I follow you on networked blogs
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Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I love the basic nursing necklace! So sweet!

MamieCole said... [Reply to comment]

I would get the nursing necklace...so pretty!
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Follow you on FB :)
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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I like the small Galleria Necklace.

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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a GFC follower.

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I follow you on Twitter.

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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I "like" you on FB.

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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a community member.

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tammyl said... [Reply to comment]

like the galleria necklace in large to place all my kids names on

Belly Rumblings said... [Reply to comment]

I would get the birth necklace round - small.

Belly Rumblings said... [Reply to comment]

I follow publicly.

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Part of the community.

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Belly Rumblings said... [Reply to comment]

I like you on FB

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Belly Rumblings said... [Reply to comment]

I like Julian & co. on FB

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khaymax said... [Reply to comment]

I like the Heart on her Wrist bracelet.

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I follow via GFC.

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I follow you on Twitter. @khaymax

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I follow you on Facebook.

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I follow on Networked Blogs.

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wigget said... [Reply to comment]

i would like to have The Birth Necklace Round - Small

lwgreenlee said... [Reply to comment]

I would love the have the Galleria necklace large

STEPH & MATT said... [Reply to comment]

I would absolutely love to have the nursing necklace! I also follow you & Julian & co on facebook and subscribe to the rss feed :)

Tara said... [Reply to comment]

hard to choose one! The Birth Necklace Round - Small is nice
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Follow publicly on google friend connect
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Follow theconnectedmom on twitter @curious_kitty
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already joined community
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follow you on FB
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Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I now follow Julian & Co on FB.

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I follow you on Twitter.

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I tweeted about the giveaway but don't know how to link to it. @sweetlikemaple

Shop with Me Mama said... [Reply to comment]

I would use it towards this: JULIAN & Co. Round Locket - Small

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following your blog via GFC!

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