I received merchandise in exchange for this post, however all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
I’m a true believer that when it comes to purchasing gifts, it’s the thought that you put into it that really counts. When Jeremy and I were still engaged, he told me stories about growing up on a tobacco farm. My family had stopped growing tobacco a generation before I was born, so I didn’t remember the struggles they faced. Jeremy spent most of his free hours helping his family work the tobacco field, and getting it ready for sale. I think it contributed to his strong work ethic, and his inability to ever just sit still and chill. Our farm is now home to cattle, a garden, chickens, and honey bees, and the days of growing tobacco are long gone. We were married on Saturday here on the farm, and I had shopped for a few wedding presents for my Groom for the last couple months. His grandfather always carried a silver dollar in his pocket, and to this day Jeremy does the same. Buying a mint condition silver dollar from the year we were married was a no-brainer, but I wanted something a little more. I was searching for something to remind Jeremy of his childhood, and that he could have as a keepsake. Tobacco related trinkets are hard to find. I actually found a gorgeous handmade Oval Tobacco Leaf Tray from the Heart of Haiti Collection at Macy’s. I knew immediately it was the perfect gift for Jeremy. Just like tobacco had been the livelihood for Jeremy’s family for a few generations, it was also the livelihood for the artisan that made it in Haiti.
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