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"The holiday season is all about giving, so this year, why not give the special people in your life a gift that helps make children's wishes come true."

Holiday Gifts That Help Grant Wishes


(ARA) - The holiday season is all about giving, so this year, why not give the special people in your life a gift that helps make children's wishes come true? A limited edition, collectible holiday ornament, musical snow globe and star keepsake box from Things Remembered all benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The popular Make-A-Wish gifts have been a tradition at Things Remembered for the past seven years, when a critically ill child, Elysia, wanted to give her loved ones personalized ornaments engraved with "Thank you, I love you, and always remember me."

Elysia's inspiration sparked the annual program that has helped Things Remembered top the million-dollar mark in total company giving to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, helping the wishes of children nationwide come true.

On Saturday, November 13, 2004, Things Remembered will again celebrate National Make-A-Wish Day at its stores around the country, with a goal of raising $100,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year marked Things Remembered's first-ever National Make-A-Wish Day, and, in the giving spirit, customers helped raise $62,000 in one day, well surpassing the goal of $50,000.

"The generosity of our customers and employees is truly heartwarming, while the ongoing efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation bring hope, strength and joy into the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions," says Suzanne Sutter, president of Things Remembered. "We're especially proud to be associated with such a great cause."

Make-A-Wish gifts can be engraved with your own personalized message -- a wonderful way to capture the perfect expression and ensure a treasured holiday keepsake. They are available at Things Remembered stores nationwide and online at

Make-A-Wish Holiday Ornament

Featuring sparkling Swarovski crystals and made of genuine pewter, the ornament is tied with a blue organza ribbon. Available for $11.99, two dollars from the sale of each limited edition ornament helps grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make-A-Wish Musical Holiday Snow Globe

Two adorable snowmen, accompanied by a playful pup, dash through the snow on a festive sleigh in this year's Make-A-Wish holiday snow globe, which plays the timeless holiday classic "Jingle Bells. " The delightful snow globe retails for $14.99, with two dollars from every purchase also going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Make-A-Wish Star Keepsake Box

This charming star keepsake box, adorned with Swarovski crystals, is a year-round favorite at Things Remembered. The brushed silver-plated keepsake box can be engraved to add your own personal touch, and five beautifully finished star-shaped wishing stones, say it all -- "Peace," "Love," "Hope" and "Dreams. " The fifth stone is inscribed with the Make-A-Wish logo. The star keepsake box is available for $34.95 with $5 from each sale benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish holiday gifts and for store locations, call (800) 274-7367 or log on to For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, call (800) 722-WISH or visit

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