MEET DEBBIE SAVAGE
This mom loves to blog and share her beauty and fashion tips on social media to inspire women to look and feel their best, while making beautiful keepsakes along the way to help mom (and grandmothers) celebrate their children with baby jewelry that will be cherished now and years later.
THE BRAINS BEHIND: To Thine Own Style Be True + Baby Emi Jewelry
YEAR FOUNDED: 2006 Baby Emi Jewelry + 2016 To Thine Own Style Be True
FAMILY: Husband, Albert; daughters Emi and Chloe; and son Elijah
MOTTO YOU LIVE BY: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Don’t live with regrets and follow your heart.
THE STORY BEHIND THE JINGLE
When my first daughter Emi was born I wanted her to wear something beautiful enough that I would wear myself and I noticed there was a lack of elegant, high quality pieces for children. This kind of jewelry is a special part of my culture since I received my first set of Jingle Bell Anklets at my Cambodian baby blessing and each of my kids received traditional Cambodian jewelry pieces from their grandmother.
According to Cambodian tradition, families welcome new babies with silver anklets adorned with small bells. The ringing of these bells are believed to ward off bad spirits while also allowing parents to keep an ear on their child as they play.
This jewelry is special to me because it allows my children to connect to their Cambodian heritage. I started this business to honor my culture and especially my mother and courageous grandparents who came to America seeking peace and a better life. I love having this opportunity to share this tradition with other families by celebrating the birth of a child with my Jingle Bell Anklets.