Los Chicos by jamibann

Los Chicos

These are my children! I got this necklace in 1998 when we lived in Argentina. There, it's traditional to have a necklace with a little 'effigy' of each of your children/grandchidren. I thought it was a lovely thing to do. As I only have two children, my necklace is very discreet, each 'child' being about 1cm long. Their names are engraved on the back. I wear it most of the time, but especially when the kids are undergoing difficult times or need a bit of luck - like the month of January which was major exam season for them both at University in England. Whilst living in Argentina, I also bought one of these necklaces for each of my best friends (from college) for their 40th birthdays. They too wear their 'kids' with great pride - and I know that Alison never takes hers off, even though her kids are 23 and 26 now!
Very sweet
February 2nd, 2016  
That's very cute and a lovely reminder of when the children were young and your time in Argentina
February 2nd, 2016  
I agree
February 2nd, 2016  
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Very cute, Issi.
February 2nd, 2016  
A wonderful keepsake
February 2nd, 2016  
Beautiful little trinket Issi, and thanks for sharing your sweet story too.
February 2nd, 2016  
They look so coy! I'm sure that your kids are not quite so coy?
February 2nd, 2016  
Such a meaningful tradition! Thoroughly enjoyed your story and this special shot!
February 2nd, 2016  
Very cute!
February 2nd, 2016  
Wow thanks for sharing this story. Very meaningful and cute indeed.
February 2nd, 2016  
Lovely talismans. Well photographed since these are not very big.
February 2nd, 2016  
A beautiful necklace and a clever way to display it on the rock? for the photo. And nice back story on it!
February 3rd, 2016  
@woodlandsphotog Yes, I couldn't get it to work indoors as the light kept reflecting off the little guys. I took it outside and placed it on an old granite bench we have in the garden. The natural light worked better. :-)
February 3rd, 2016  
@salza Ha! Nothing coy about them today! ;-)
February 3rd, 2016  
What a wonderful tradition! These are really pretty too. And the thread has been fun to read!
February 3rd, 2016  
These are charming, and the rough texture of the stone background sets them off beautifully.
February 4th, 2016  
adorable!
February 9th, 2016  
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