So many of my days are made – by you. Today is one of them
A month or so ago a customer ordered a XIZOZU™ pendant and with the order came a note with this request:
I have been looking for many months for some type of personal symbol or sigil as a unique tattoo that would represent my struggles without being too mainstream, and without others having to know what it truly means. This would be the perfect beautiful tattoo to have on my arm…What you have created here is amazing. May I have your blessing?
Of course I said yes, without hesitation and sent her a larger reference image to make th artist’s work easier.
This photo arrived in my inbox this morning with another heartwarming note that filled both my heart and eyes.
This, this is what XIZOZU is…a beautiful source of both comfort and strength.
And for me.
What would your XIZOZU tattoo say? Of course you can express anything, but click to see the ones we’ve made so far:
We heart journaling—with words or doodles. It’s a powerful way to reflect on your unique journey and map out your future hopes.
And the XIZOZU Bujo Intention Charm is a perfect way to adorn your book with your personal intentions, private affirmations or innermost dreams. It will be your private reminder of what’s most sacred to you.
And since we’re we’re still celebrating our birthday, this is your chance to win your own personalized XIZOZU Bujo Intention Charm along with and a hard bound dotted Journal to go with it!
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended but you can get into the running for other specials and promotions.
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One winner will be selected at random on March 31, 2018 to receive a fully personalized 25mm x25mm silver XIZOZU™ with lobster clasp and hardbound journal.
To celebrate the first anniversary of The Women’s March, we’re giving away a limited edition XIZOZU™ #Resist Keychain to one lucky email subscriber!
January 20: A winner was chosen! Kathleen from Maryland will be receiving a #Resist Keychain! Thank you Kathleen for being a fan.
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I’m supremely excited to introduce #Resist!—a special, limited edition XIZOZU™ marking the one year anniversary of the historic Women’s March that took place last year on January 20th.
My boots were on the ground in Washington, DC that day but people came together everywhere— in cities big and small from Boston to LA, and in countries throughout the world. The experience not only changed something inside of me, but it actually changed my life. How? That day also represents the beginnings of XIZOZU™.
In the long and laborious process involved in birthing XIZOZU™, you could point to the Women’s March as the day my water broke. Conception was years earlier than that, and the hard work of pushing out an actual product was still months ahead, but it was there on the streets of our nation’s capitol—alongside hundreds of thousands of inspiring people—that XIZOZU™ Medals of Honor ceased to be a vague idea tumbling around the back of my brain. It became something beautiful, concrete and alive.
Surrounded by people who are probably a lot like you, with unique and meaningful personal stories, I wanted to give a medal to nearly every person I met. I wanted to honor their achievements and, as importantly, recognize their struggles. When I came home, I figured out a way to do that. And the rest is as they say—her story. (Read more about the connection here.)
Needless to say I am pretty excited to honor both those who stood up that day and XIZOZU’s early beginnings with #Resist— a XIZOZU™ that expresses all of our relentless determination and commitment to justice. A medal that reminds us that we must:
#resist the inclination to ignore what does not directly impact us
#resist fearing what we do not understand
#resist judging entire people based on the actions of any single person
#resist turning a blind eye to injustice
#resist surrendering to fear
#resist false assumptions about another person based on race or gender
#resist our own resistance to change
The journey toward justice and inclusivity for all remains a long and rocky one.
C’mon, walk with me.
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Today another modest but heartfelt donation of $30. on behalf of XIZOZU™ Medals of Honor was sent to one of the supported causes, chosen by you, our friends and fans.
The recipient: Project Heal – an organization focused on supporting those tackling eating disorders. XIZOZU™ medals honoring Anorexia and Bulimia recovery were among the most requested last quarter, making Project Heal the perfect group to support this time around! We so appreciate their important and necessary work.
Operating under the belief that every little bit helps, we’re glad to support Project Heal and look forward to making future contributions as we continue to grow in reach and popularity.
Thank you, XIZOZU™ customers, supporters and friends. You make this possible, and worthwhile! Hope you feel a little of the love!
If chokers and chains aren’t your thing but you still want to keep you XIZOZU™ close by as a daily reminder of how far you’ve come, we have good news!
Now, instead of wearing your medal as a pendant, you can hang your keys on it with these new keychains.
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