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Meditation box // meditation altar // finger labyrinth and other soothing objects plus text  // mindfulness gift for Mothers' Day

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A soothing collection of objects and words for artists, writers, teachers, students, or anyone seeking a little vacation from their busy life and a quiet moment to nurture their creativity and mindfulness. A soothing gift for Mom on Mothers' Day, for a graduate or teacher, or for a caregiver in need of a little respite.

In this tin box, about 3" x 4.25" (75mm x 11mm), you'll find an assortment of small inspirational readings and a few pleasingly tactile objects, plus a little room to add a few small meaningful objects of your own. The cover is decorated with my original photomontage in saffron yellow featuring a crow and a vintage map, plus the word "Respite."

You could also use the objects to make a personal shrine, travel altar, or to assist your meditation practice.

Each box contains:
• A simple cloth to serve as an altar cloth. This listing includes a faded-denim blue vintage linen handkerchief.
• Two sets of cards (tiny unbound books) with suggestions and inspiration
• A finger labyrinth with a raised surface
• A 20-sided die to use with the writing prompts included
• A copper wire note holder, which may also be used to hold a small photo or artwork
• A beeswax tea light in a reusable clear cup (from Sweet Bee Honey on Etsy)
• Two wooden cubes and two wooden disks, rubbed with a beeswax & grapeseed oil polish (made by me)
• A bottlecap totem featuring a digital print of my original drawing of a turtle
• A bit of empty space for you to add a few evocative objects of your own (such as sea glass, smooth stones, vintage buttons, a sea shell ... )

For a handbound journal or notebook to accompany your creative practice -- including some especially made to fit in this box -- see this section:

You might also like my little booklet with a meditative story about Chan tea, here:

From a nonsmoking, fragrance-free household.

Special offer: Buy $20 worth of items in a single order and receive your choice of notecard when you request it in the note to seller. Just let me know which card you would like with your qualifying order. Cheers! And thanks for looking.

Frequently asked questions about SharonsCompendium

The text on cards and book plates can be changed; all book plate listings include a custom option for $8 extra. If you want custom printing on cards, please contact me to work out the details.

I welcome requests for custom made journals, too. Please don't hesitate to ask if interested. Allow about 2 weeks plus shipping time.

I do not do custom drawings or pet portraits, sorry! Neither can I alter an existing drawing.
Gift wrapping includes a mini enclosure card and costs $1.50. Many listings have this as an option you can select when purchasing. If it's not shown as an option, you can still request it as an add on.
I offer quantity discounts on cards (which are $4 per single card) through existing listings of 5 cards for $15 and 10 cards for $20. Since the 10-card deal is already marked down to half price, that is the same as wholesale and available to all customers. Some other items are available for wholesale (quantity discounts). Please ask if interested.

Meditation box // meditation altar // finger labyrinth and other soothing objects plus text // mindfulness gift for Mothers' Day


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tin box, paper, ink, copper wire, dice, cotton, beeswax candle, vintage hanky, polished wood disks, polished wooden cubes
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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