|The beautifully decorated Animal Angel Trees|
Of course, there was also lots of SHOPPING! I couldn't help myself, I had to visit every merchant's booth and shop 'til my poor husband dropped! I picked up a few Christmas gifts, which was great. Less time spent at the mall!
One of the most interesting things I purchased was a necklace for my niece from a jewelry designer called Origami Owl custom jewelry.
They have a really interesting type of necklace. It's basically a customized locket, where you select the base locket, the chain, and very tiny little charms that go into the locket. You select charms that are a reflection of the person who will wear the necklace. My Niece is a marine scientist. I had been searching for a special necklace that had a charm with a sea creature on it. I was so delighted to find that Origami Owl had these gorgeous necklaces and a bunch of ocean themed charms that would be perfect for her! I selected a blue dolphin, a starfish, and a seahorse for the necklace. At their suggestion, I also added some tiny blue Swarovski "stardust crystals" to float inside the locket. The crystals are representative of the ocean. They were a perfect addition to my custom necklace! It's so unique, I know my niece is going to love it!
|Origami Owl's booth at the Holiday Pet Festival|
|I selected this locket face, chain, and each element inside for my niece.|
|Just a few of the hundreds of tiny charms you can select to go inside a locket|
|At the Animal Angel Trees table|
|I'm showing Isis our donation card for Dogs On Deployment. She is very happy that we are supporting our dog owning military personnel!|
|Dogs on Deployment also had a booth at the Holiday Pet Festival so we stopped by to say hello, snap a photo & grab a complimentary doggie biscuit!|
Do you bring your pets to holiday events? Leave us a comment and tell us what type of events or parties you bring your pets to!
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