New “You Are Loved” medallion/pendant with quote by Hafez

Don’t you sometimes wish that you could whisper words of encouragement in your children’s ear just at the time when they are feeling most lonely and vulnerable? This might be the next best thing. My daughter was digging through her closet and found a small print with a quotation that touched her so deeply that it made her cry. When I asked what it was, she told me:

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafez of Shiraz.  Hafez (aka Hafiz) was a Persian mystic poet similar to Rumi.

This is just the kind of thing I would want to say to my daughter – if I were that poetic. So I decided to make something that I could give to her that she could carry with her wherever she went. What I came up with is this versatile 30x42mm medallion that says “You are loved” on the back. With  holes at both ends of the oval, it can be carried as a coin, or attached to chains, key chains, bracelets, or ribbon.

The necklace was perfect for my daughter, but my son got just the medallion by itself.  What would be right for the people you love? With so many ways to carry it, you can find a version for any and all of them. How many people is that?

You know, they don’t have to be family. Because it says “You are loved” rather than “I love you,” you can give them to entire classrooms of kids, and even their parents.  Organizations can present them to whole groups of people who are in need of support and encouragement.

To make the presentation even more special, we are packaging them in satin pouches with a gift card with another uplifting quotation – this one from Baha’u’llah.


Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. For I have created thee rich and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee.  -Baha’u’llah

The two quotations reinforce the message that we are each filled with divine light. The back of the card has lines marked “For” and “From.”

Go to our wearables page to see all of the options that are currently available. We will be adding a few more when the right findings come in. Here is a picture of the silver-plated medallion on a key chain that shows the satin pouch and accompanying card.  The key chain is particularly nice for boys and men who might not wear a necklace.

Here is the gold-plated pendant on the accompanying gold-plated rope chain.

Hafez Quote Gold Pendant

Hafez Quote Gold Pendant

When you visit our wearables page, you will also find fun buttons, T-shirts, scarves, temporary tattoos and awareness bracelets that make wonderful gifts that aren’t quite so intimate in tone.

If you  are looking for a gift with a similar feel, but at a lower cost, consider turning our Character Coin set into 52 separate gifts. Give them to your own children as they demonstrate the virtues named, or pass them out to an entire classroom to encourage students to live up to the virtue they received.


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