Artists have a reputation for being great romantics. I don’t know where that comes from… or even if it’s true. But it doesn’t have much to do with me! When it comes to grand romantic gestures that sweep a girl off her feet for Valentine’s or the like I generally miss the mark. And I do try. It’s just that I usually get silly and tie in something I find humorous or amusing (like the time I gave my wife Jan “the kitchen sink”). That’s always a big mistake. Jan has a great sense of humour. She just doesn’t find me very funny!
So I’ve found for Valentine's Day it’s always best to keep it simple. Chocolates, roses, candlelit dinners, that sort of thing. That may not fall under the category of grand gesture but it’s safe! More importantly, it gets the meaning across. And if I want to add something fun or whimsical I can never go wrong with something from Disney, like Winnie the Pooh and his friends. The characters are all sweet and heartwarming, and the sentiment always crystal clear. This line from A. A. Milne’s classic storybook pretty much says it all, “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” Jan loves that… and I do too! A little Pooh and Friends is the perfect gift for the season of love. Take it from someone who’s made plenty of mistakes along the way!
Take a look at this… Jim Shore’s Disney Traditions Heartstrings figurine, featuring one of Pooh Bear’s best friends – Tigger – with a heart balloon.
A perfect present supplied in a lovely gift box for any fan of the bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN character, you can show just how special those nearest and dearest to you really are, with this beautiful expression of love.
Perched on a blue base, Tigger is standing tall and proud with his usual happy-go-lucky grin on his face. His paws are clasped next to his chest, holding on to the string of a red and pink love-heart shaped balloon. It’s almost as if his very own heart is so full of love, it’s burst out of his chest and is floating away – he’s literally holding on to it by a heartstring.
Like all designs in the Disney Traditions collection, Heartstrings features Jim Shore’s unique take on American and European folk art, paying close attention to all the little details and hand-painted finishes. It means, whether you’re buying this figurine to help your loved one start their own Disney Traditions collection, or are purchasing for an avid fan, thanks to the way he’s been recreated, the friendly of face of Tigger won’t look out of place proudly displayed next to other pieces in your home.
But please do remember, you’re bound to only want the best for the special people in your life, so you’ll be pleased to know jimshoredesigns.co.uk the official site for all things Disney Traditions. You can be guaranteed of high quality, totally authentic goods, and because the team is UK based too, you can get quick and easy access to the customer services team should you have any queries about your Valentine’s Day gift this 14th February.