You may have read the story behind my love of hankies .... my mother has always given me hankies, it has been a traditional in our family. I have been given many hankies prior to starting my business, I have a wonderful collection and it is the one present that you can always give me.
My brothers always asked me what would you like for your birthday.... and I would say knickers or hankies!! Knowing I would always receive hankies... never the knickers!
So when I started Boutique Heidi people stopped giving me hankies and for the past 10 years no one has given me a hankie until now.
It was recently my birthday and my mother gave me a HANKIE!!!
I was horrified!! I shouted ... MUM!! HOW COULD YOU GIVE ME A HANKIE??? (it is not even one of mine!!) I think she avoided the question and changed the subject or said something like... well yes I thought you would like the design (and I did).
I thought what am I going to do with this! I am a traitor, my mum is a traitor!!
So it sat on my dressing table for days, when I had time to pause, I realised how special this gift was. The simple little gift sparked many memories, reminded me of our connection and why hankies are so special to us both.
I finally have to admit ....I feel very special because no one had given me a hankie for so long. I was so happy to have a new little memory keeper to carry and hold..... that reminded my of my mum and had a story.
So my mum gave me more than a hankie.... 💗