Today I want to let you in on a little Christmas secret. Do you think you can keep it from my family until Christmas is over? See, I’ve already begun my Christmas shopping and am so excited about one gift in particular this year that I can’t wait to share it with you. They are a name plaque and name meaning bookmarks.
Aren’t they neat? They are from CrossTimber Name Meaning Gifts. My family has had a thing for names pretty much from the beginning. The naming of both our daughters was quite a challenge because we not only wanted a name that we liked, but that wasn’t too popular and had a God-given meaning that they could stand on for their rest of their life. For instance, my first name means “pure” and I firmly believe that knowing that helped me to live out my name even in some situations that might have caused me to compromise that trait were it not such a strong part of me. So, for us name meanings are powerful which is why I can’t wait for my husband to see this gift because for the first time we know what “Gossen” means–“God is good” and “those who honor God at all times.” What a heritage! What a gift!
What is CrossTimber?
CrossTimber is a homeschool family owned company that creates name meaning gifts including wide and regular name plaques, keepsake boxes, coffee mugs, bookmarks and more. They offer a HUGE selection of graphic designs for each gift (did I mention HUUUUUUGGGGEEEE) and put a lot of personal care into the research of each gift as well. The products are of high quality and made personally by the CrossTimber family. Even the bookmarks are made on a nice laminated card stock for longevity of use. CrossTimber products are great gifts for Christmas, baby showers, birthdays, or even graduation. As the saying goes, “there’s something in a name” and knowing that meaning can have a lifelong impact upon the recipient. Name Meaning Gifts are just one special way to share that meaning.
CrossTimber’s Customer Service is One-of-a-Kind
While I don’t generally mention a company’s customer service during a review, CrossTimber’s customer service was so far beyond expected that I had to share about this one-of-a-kind friendly family. Even if you are not looking for a name meaning gift at this moment, CrossTimber also offers several other free features on their website including name stories of several first and surnames as well as some of the names of God and a free chat service in case you just want to know what a certain name means. And did I say that was all for FREE? Oh, and for those of you who don’t like sharing credit card numbers over the internet, they even let you order online and then pay over the phone. Needless to say, they are super customer friendly.
The Family Behind the Business
John Denhart is the owner of CrossTimbers and this quote from their business information page gives a good idea of the WHO is behind CrossTimbers. I just love the sweetness of this picture:
Today, my 6-week old son sleeps on my lap as I type, and my daughters, Joanie & Chloe, learn their ABC’s by sorting our name meaning bookmarks alphabetically, and assisting with the laminating and packaging of our many name gifts. My wife, Katie works as our frame artist, inspiration and glue to hold projects together.
God has uniquely blessed my family through CrossTimber, and I am honored and so very happy to blend work and life together for the blessing of those I love the most.
I feel privileged to know that my order not only will bless my family but it will bless another homeschooling family as well that is seeking to follow God in all they do. What an honor!
How to Order CrossTimber Name Meaning Gifts
Ordering from CrossTimber may seem a bit confusing at first because their website is filled with lots and lots of colorful options. However, it is actually quite simple in the end. All you have to do is choose your product and your product design, and give them the name to be placed on the gift. That is it. They do the rest. They research the name meaning, match it up with a Bible verse and even check the name meaning with you if it is a unique name before mailing you the final product. And they do both first names and surnames.
If you choose to order a product from CrossTimber, be sure to tell them that Kathy from Cornerstone Confessions sent you by using the code corner15. Doing so will get you an extra 15% off! And, if you choose to email them your story (as far as how you found CrossTimber and why you chose CrossTimber name meaning gifts) so that they can publish it on their new site, they will send you a coupon for a free bookmark with your next order.
It should be noted that if you want to order bookmarks as a stand-alone product (not in conjunction with a plaque), you will need to order them through CrossTimber’s sister site–CrossTimber Bookmarks. While the product will be shipped from the same business, because bookmarks are processed through a separate site the order will be rung up separately.
So, if you haven’t purchased all your Christmas gifts yet or even if you have and you are looking for that special added touch, then check out CrossTimber. The meaning of a name could have an impact not just at Christmas but for a lifetime.