Disclosure: Products were provided to me for reviewing purposes. In fact, I asked for them. But the opinions expressed are my own. Positive reviews cannot be bought here, folks.
|Claff's pieces are substantial, frame-worthy works of art!|
Jennifer McLaimtaig is one talented photographer, so I was delighted when she offered to let me choose some of her products to review. Her website, Claffs.com provides “grace words and resources to encourage family life.” Perusing her site, her images of children and family are so poignant, they actually brought tears to this mom's eyes. Most of them are accompanied by quotes from the Bible and there, my friends, was where I was momentarily stumped: I am not a particularly religious person (no offense to those who are). Would this watered-down Unitarian find anything she liked?
Fortunately for me, there is plenty of wisdom here that is not Scripture-based and it touched me.
|I just CAN'T relegate these pieces to the fridge!|
Claff's contains some lovely cards, photographs, magnets, and posters that are patriotic (quoting from the Star Spangled Banner), self-affirming, and comforting for even the most secular visitor. Thecaptions cue us to be present for our children (meaning, to me, that I should put down my blasted cellphone and pay attention to my kids). They admonish us to “eat well, move well.”
In other words, this website provides inspiration everyone can relate to.
My prints arrived wrapped beautifully tied with bow and even though they were meant to be hung on the refrigerator, I couldn't bear to do so! I don't stare at my refrigerator (IN, yes, AT, no), so I was determined to find other places for them. They deserved more than just a glance in the kitchen. This art is frame-worthy and flexible decor As I speak, one print adheres to the brass fireplace grill in my living room (I'll remove the item before I light a fire). The other is propped up on my dresser as a reminder that taking care of myself is not selfish. I look at that one when I first wake up and just before I retire for the night.
|A Claff's piece on my fireplace|
Claff's products would make perfect Easter, Passover, Mother's Day, and just “I appreciate you” gifts.
The images are lush, the words well-chosen. Whether you're religious or not, you'll find very special wisdom at Claffs.com.
Same Disclosure: I was compensated with merchandise so I could write this review, but it is an honest assessment of the materials.