Grandfather Clocks: The Symbolic Gifts Of Time

By: Andrei Myers

Parents are always advised to spend quality time with their children. Quality time spent with your children gives them the sense of belonging that builds up their confidence to face the future. As they grow older and have families of their own, what better gifts can you give them than grandfather clocks, the gifts of time?

Family Time

Grandfather clocks are expensive! That's probably how you'll react when you're told that these tall clocks are perfect gifts to couples starting their own love nest. These clocks will remind them of the time you've spent with them when they were little and were growing up, such as school programs, graduation, baseball games, and other fun family affairs at home or at those camping expeditions.

Like you and your mate, a growing percentage of couples are into spending quality time with their children. Moms are cooking less and not minding the clutter. Dads are taking up some housechores to help moms, so they can both find more time for their children.

Parents spending more time with their children after work use these moments to teach them a lot of things to prepare them for life's trials. They can also learn how their brood is doing at home, school, and at play with other children. Kids learn to trust their parents and will always remember with affection the precious hours they've spent together just talking, solving puzzles, baking cookies, reading, or just horsing around.

When the time comes for them to start families of their own, aren't grandfather clocks wonderful gifts to give them? The gift of time is symbolized by the clocks that will steadfastly remind them of your unconditional love.

Different Clocks for Different Personalities

Siblings are different from each other. If you're at a quandary what each would like for their own clock, there is no problem in selecting a particular make because there are various designs and styles to complement their unique tastes.

Grandfather clocks come in the following categories: antique or traditional, curio, contemporary, and floor clocks that have their distinctive character and appeal. If you have three grown-up kids starting their families, or setting out to live on his or her own, there'll be clock he or she would be proud to own. And coming from you, the gifts have more meaning.

The romantic type will go for the antique quality that has the looks of the real thing but is equipped with the latest mechanisms, such as a quartz movement and automatic nighttime chime shut-off. The go-getter will adore the simple lines of the clock that has a contemporary look, like the tall contemporary clock from Howard Miller. For the lover of the outdoors, the leaf and vine motif fashioned from wrought iron is one spectacular model that will brighten up any tired corner in the house. The bookworm will enjoy piling his books on the library floor clock, while the curio collectors will delight in clocks that have glassed curio cabinets with lock and key.

Symbolic Gifts of Time

So when your sons and daughters march down the aisle or elope, extend your parental affection. Give them the symbolic gifts of time to let them know you're just around, ready to help when the going gets rough. The grandfather clocks will be the symbols of your love and the time you're ready to spend with them, come hell or high water.

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