Heirloom Hourglass

The Perfect Gift for Special Occasions

Imagine giving or receiving such a heartfelt gift as an Heirloom Hourglass for any special occasion. It will surely be treasured forever and the Memories inside will be preserved for generations to come. It is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Newborn Baby or Baby Showers, Family Tree or Genealogy Gift, Christmas, Hanukkah, Holiday Gift, Inspirational Gift, or Gift for the Horse Enthusiast!

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Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010

Surprise your Mom with a heartfelt and unique Mother’s Day Gift that she will cherish – Heirloom Hourglass. When you fill an Heirloom Hourglass with sands and soils from places that symbolize the bond you have with your Mom, you will touch her heart! Perhaps there was a park or a lakeside beach she always took you to as a child or perhaps you recall that first beach she took you to when you first saw the ocean. Combine these sands with a little soil from the grounds of your childhood home or your Grandparent’s home, or perhaps some soil from the sports field where you played and your Mom came to watch all your games. There is nothing more symbolic of a place, time, or event than the sands or soils from the very grounds of the special places where your fondest memories were made. We also offer a wide selection of colored sands so you can include sands that symbolize her children’s birthstones! When your Mom sees the sands you collected flowing through her handcrafted hourglass, and reads the gift book notes you wrote describing their meaning, she will know how much those times you shared with her throughout your life meant to you! With over 100 models to choose from and many options for customizing and personalization, Heirloom Hourglass is the touching, personalized Mother’s Day gift you have been looking for! Creating your Heirloom Hourglass Mother’s Day gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Mother’s Day gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here are just a few of the popular Mother’s Day hourglass selections. 

The Bouquet
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Violetta Granit, Maple

The Hanalei
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All Solid Maple

The Queen
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Blush Rose Oceanstone, Gold Plated Pewter

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Create a meaningful and unique Father’s Day Gift that really shows you care, by filling an Heirloom Hourglass for your Dad! Family vacations, camping trips, fishing trips, and hiking trips are just a few of the events that helped create your fondest memories with your Dad and your family. When you gather sands and soils from these places and fill an Heirloom Hourglass, you’ll show your Dad how much these times mean to you and how thankful you are to him for making them possible. To create a wonderful symbol of your family, fill your Dad’s hourglass with colored sands that are symbolic of the birthstones of your Mom, you, and other family members – we offer a wide selection of colored sands to match any birthstone color. Your Dad can place his Heirloom Hourglass in a special place in the home, on his desk, or perhaps on his mantel – each time he turns it over and sees those symbolic sands flowing through it, he will recall those times spent with you on the shore of that lake and the other places where memories were made! The hourglass is the ultimate symbol of the passage of time, and with Heirloom Hourglass you can capture a moment, preserve the memories, and create an heirloom that your Dad will treasure for its unique symbolism. We offer over 100 Heirloom Hourglass designs, and a wide array of options that help you create the personalized Father’s Day gift you have been searching for! Creating your Heirloom Hourglass Father’s Day gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Father’s Day gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here are just a few of the popular Father’s Day hourglass selections.

The Aegean
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All Solid Maple

The Adirondack
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Black Walnut, White Birch

The Treasure
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Garnet Oceanstone, Gold Plated Pewter

Baby Shower Gifts and Newborn Baby Keepsakes

Help the proud parents start a new family tradition and create a family heirloom that will be cherished for generations! Imagine giving the Baby Shower Gift of a beautiful handcrafted hourglass that the parents can fill with beach sands from the place their child first sees the ocean! Sands and soils from special places with symbolic meaning can be placed within Heirloom Hourglass to mark all the milestones over the course of their child’s life – family events, family vacations, graduation….perhaps even sands from their Wedding one day! There is nothing quite as symbolic as sands and soils from the very grounds of places that make the special moments in our lives possible, and now these sands and soils can be flowing through a handcrafted hourglass made just for the new parents to fill. Their Heirloom Hourglass will become a symbol of the love their home and family are filled with, and it will become a time capsule that preserves the memories of once in a lifetime moments. The hourglass is the ultimate symbol of the passage of time, and Heirloom Hourglass will remind the new parents of how precious every moment spent with their child is each time they fill it and see their sands flowing through it. We offer over 100 Heirloom Hourglass designs to choose from, and we also offer a wide range of colored sands for matching the baby’s birthstone color. Customize and personalize your Baby Shower Gift by selecting from a wide range of closure designs, engraving, and more. Creating your Heirloom Hourglass personalized Newborn Baby Keepsake or Baby Shower gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Baby Shower gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here are just a few of the popular newborn baby hourglass selections. 

The Prince
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Aqua Oceanstone, Maple

The Princess
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Blush Rose Oceanstone, Maple

The Angel
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Crema Marfil Marble, Maple

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Grandparent’s Day, Sunday, September 12, 2010

Celebrate the importance of your Grandparents and all the ways they’ve shaped your life with a meaningful and unique Grandparent’s Day gift that will touch their hearts – Heirloom Hourglass. Grandparents guide our families, create our family traditions, and make some of our best memories from our lives possible. Tell them how much you it has all meant to you over the years by giving them the Grandparent’s Day Gift of a beautiful handcrafted hourglass you filled with sands and soils from the places where special memories were made. Whether it’s sand from the lake they took you to as a child, some soil from your Grandparent’s garden, some sand from the beach they took you to where you first saw the ocean, or some soil from a special place where family gatherings were held over the years, you’ll create a beautiful symbol of these times shared with your Grandparents when you fill an Heirloom Hourglass with them. Or choose from our large selection of colored sands, and fill their Grandparent’s Day Heirloom Hourglass with colored sands that match each of their grandchildren’s birthstones! Each Heirloom Hourglass comes with an individually numbered gift book with room for you to write a special message to your Grandparents, telling them the meaning behind the sands and soils you filled it with for them. You’ll show them how much their time and love has meant to you over the years, and how thankful you are for the moments in your life that they made possible! Creating your Heirloom Hourglass personalized Grandparent’s Day gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Grandparent’s Day gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here are just a few of the popular Grandparent’s Day hourglass selections. 

The Caladesi
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Maple, Oak

The Homstead
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Cedar, Unpeeled Cedar

The Renaissance
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Crema Marfil Marble, Black Walnut

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Christmas, Hanukkah, Holiday Gifts

Give a gift “filled with love” this Holiday season! Heirloom Hourglass is the world’s only hourglass designed for you to fill with your own real beach sand from your travels. These beautiful hourglasses are handcrafted to order just for you, making them the perfect unique Christmas Gift, personalized Holiday Gift, or gift for any occasion. The traveler, executive, collector, homeowner, or any family member will love the gift of a custom made hourglass they can fill themselves or that you filled for them! Heirloom Hourglass is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone planning a Wedding, celebrating an Anniversary, or planning a vacation. If you know someone who celebrated their Wedding with a Unity Sand Ceremony, give them an Heirloom Hourglass to store their Wedding Day sands in! Heirloom Hourglass is the perfect Holiday gift for anyone that works from an office – when they fill it with sands from a cruise, a vacation, their favorite lake, or from any special place, it will become a conversation piece and the focal point of their office décor. Heirloom Hourglasses are handcrafted from the finest materials, making them perfect Christmas gifts to be displayed in the home, lodge, or camp. We use rare hardwoods, granites, marble, soapstone, fine pewter, 24-carat gold, and more to make Heirloom Hourglass the perfect item to place on a mantel or anywhere in the home. With Spring Break and Springtime vacations coming up, Heirloom Hourglass is a thoughtful Holiday gift that will allow the recipient to bring some sand home with them in style! You can also give Heirloom Hourglass filled with sands and soils that hold symbolic meaning from places and events throughout your lifetime, the recipient’s lifetime, or from moments in your relationship with them. Imagine giving your sweetheart the Christmas gift of a handcrafted hourglass with sands from the first beach you ever went to as a couple flowing through it! Perhaps you are planning a Vow Renewal Ceremony or a second Honeymoon – create a wonderful keepsake from your travels and special moments with Heirloom Hourglass. We offer over 100 Heirloom Hourglass designs, over 30 closure designs to choose from, and a wide range of options for customizing and personalizing your hourglass. If you are looking for a truly unique and thoughtful gift this Holiday Season, then let us handcraft a beautiful Heirloom Hourglass just for you!

Creating your Heirloom Hourglass personalized Christmas Gift or Holiday gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Holiday gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here are just a few of the popular Heirloom Hourglass Holiday gift selections. 

The Lake Sider
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All Solid Oak

The New Englander
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Vermont Soapstone, Mahogany

The Holiday
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Verde Fontaine Granite, Mahogany

Family Tree and Genealogy Gifts

Choose from over 100 Heirloom Hourglass models, or send us a branch from a tree on your property for us to make your custom Heirloom Hourglass with!  

 

Create a beautiful symbol of your family and your home when you fill an Heirloom Hourglass with colored sands representing the birthstones of family members. Hourglasses have been in use for centuries aboard mighty seafaring vessels, by kings and diplomats, and by adventurers, scientists, and professionals as devices for marking the passage of time. Heirloom Hourglass enhances this rich history and symbolism by offering you handcrafted hourglasses that you can fill and use as a time capsule that holds special meaning to you and your family. Heirloom Hourglass can easily be filled from either side with your colored sands, real beach sands you collect, or even with soils you gather from places with symbolic meaning to you. Every Heirloom Hourglass comes with a collection kit that contains an individually numbered gift book – this book has room for you to write notes about the story of your Heirloom Hourglass and the meaning of the contents you place within it. Imagine giving a Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, Parent, or other family member the gift of a handcrafted hourglass with colored sands representing the birthstone of each of their family members, with all of their birthdates recorded in the gift book! Or fill it with them over the years with sands and soils you gather by visiting special places that your ancestors may have lived or traveled to. Your Heirloom Hourglass will be passed down through many generations of your family as a tradition that will be cherished and as a symbol of your family and your travels that will be treasured. Creating your Heirloom Hourglass personalized Family Tree Gift or Genealogy gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Family Tree gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Review our Special Service offering, and then see below for just a few of the popular Genealogy hourglass selections. 

Special Service: Heirloom Hourglass offers over 100 designs to choose from, and a wide range of options for customizing and personalizing your hourglass. Several of our designs are handcrafted using real tree branches for their natural beauty. You can select from these designs or you can send us tree branches from a tree at your home, and we’ll use them to make your Heirloom Hourglass for you. Perhaps there is a large maple on your property that you planted many years ago, or there is an oak that holds the tree swing your children enjoyed. Preserve the special meaning of these memories in a very unique way by sending us four straight pieces of a small branch from that tree that are each approximately 12 inches in length, and ¾ inch around, and we’ll use them to make your Heirloom Hourglass. Contact us at hello@heirloomhourglass.com or at 315-845-1628 for more details about this special service. Please refer to FAQ’s for our policies regarding the use of branches or other material you send us.

 

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The Cherry Tree
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Curly Cherryy, Unpeeled Cherry

The Family Tree
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Oak, Spruce

The Heritage
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All Solid Oak

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Inspirational Gifts

Heirloom Hourglass is the perfect travel keepsake and unique inspirational gift! If you’ve even been on a once in a lifetime vacation, you know how much the memories of that special time mean to you. Imagine having a handcrafted hourglass with sands from the grounds of that very place flowing through it, inspiring you to one day return! Heirloom Hourglass is the world’s only hourglass that you can fill with your own real beach sands from your travels, or even with soils from the grounds of places that hold symbolic meaning to you. Gather some sands from the first beach you ever went to, or from the place you first saw the ocean, or from some coastal location where you witnessed a breathtaking sunrise or sunset – your Heirloom Hourglass will take you back to those moments each time you see your sands flowing through it! Add some soils from the grounds of your childhood home, the ballfield where you played your high school or college sports, or from your grandparent’s or another relative’s home. Fill your Heirloom Hourglass with colored sands symbolic of your school colors or children’s birthstones. Choose any sands or soils that are symbolic to you and inspire you! We offer over 100 Heirloom Hourglass designs, over 30 closure designs to select from, and a wide range of options for customizing and personalizing your Heirloom Hourglass! Each Heirloom Hourglass comes with a collection kit to help with gathering your sands, and it includes an individually numbered gift book with certificate of authenticity and room to record notes about the story of your Heirloom Hourglass and the meaning of the contents you place within it. Creating your Heirloom Hourglass personalized Inspirational Gift or keepsake gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your Inspirational gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here are just a few of the popular Heirloom Hourglass Inspirational gift selections.

 

 

The Horizon
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Curly Cherry, Mahogany

The Embers
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Orange Calcite, Black Walnut

The Inspiration
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Blue Pearl Granite, Cherry

Gifts for the Horse Enthusiast

Give the horse lover on your list the gift of a beautiful hourglass handcrafted just for them that they can fill with their own beach sands or soils from places that hold special, symbolic meaning to them. Whether your gift recipient is a horse owner, horse trainer, is a collector of unique western style décor, or simply respects these majestic animals and is inspired by their beauty and place in history, Heirloom Hourglass makes the perfect gift for them. Or perhaps you are planning a vacation to a beautiful place like Cumberland Island, Georgia, where wild horses still run free – bring a unique symbol of this vacation home when you fill your Heirloom Hourglass with sands from the very beaches these horses roam! Heirloom Hourglass makes the perfect unique gift for the polo enthusiast, equestrian, jockey, or anyone with an appreciation of horses. Match your western style décor and create a striking conversation piece of rich history and heritage when you fill an Heirloom Hourglass and display in it your home, ranch, or camp. We offer over 100 Heirloom Hourglass designs and many closure designs to choose from to help you create the perfect customized and personalized horse lover gift. Creating your Heirloom Hourglass personalized Horse lover Gift or keepsake gift package is easy: just select your hourglass design, choose the closure design you want for each side of your hourglass, add engraving and personalization options, select any colored sands you need, and you’re done! Don’t forget to complete your horse enthusiast gift ensemble with our beautiful gift card that is personalized with your message and hand lettered in calligraphy! We ship to any location worldwide! Here is our featured horse lover model and two custom closures that can go on any full size model to customize it for the Horse Lover!

Race Horse
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Solid Pewter

Horse Head, Horse Shoe
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Solid Pewter

The Equestrian
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Solid Black Walnut

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