TheJourneyKey is taking a short break.
Thanks for visiting our shop!
Unfortunately we ran out of keys and will not be able to fulfill orders until we find more supply. Hopefully we will be up and running again within 1 week. We apologize if this creates an inconvenience for anyone. Please understand that this is a small home business and our supply depends on what old keys we can find out there in the world. We had no idea how popular the keys would be, therefore we did not anticipate the need to go hunt for more keys this soon.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at TheJourneyKey [!at] gmail.com.
FOR THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY PLACED ORDERS, DO NOT WORRY, YOUR ORDERS ARE BEING PROCESSED.
If you would like to see the keys while this shop is closed, you can see some images on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/thejourneykey....stop on by and "Like" us! :)
The Journey Key
PS. For those who have come to read the story, I have posted it below:
When I was 11 years old, my family was going to be moving to a new state. I was scared at the thought of meeting new friends but It also left me sad that I would be leaving my Grandmother LuLu behind. It felt like it was the end of the world for me. When it was time to say goodbye I was sobbing uncontrollably, my Grandmother with her gentle style and grace started to tell me a sweet story about a CATERPILLAR who thought it was the end of the world but then it turned into a beautiful BUTTERFLY. She then gave me a special gift that my Grandfather Harry bestowed upon her when he left for the war. It was a key, a JOURNEY KEY. It was old, ugly and tarnished and when I asked what it went to, she didn't know, but she told me that it was special because it had been on so many wonderful journey's. For years that key had helped my Grandmother get through tremendous loss, but it also saw her through happy times such as adopting my mother. Just before I was born it helped her get through my Grandfathers passing. She told me how this key would help me through my next journey as it did for her and my Grandfather.
I had no idea the amount of power that key would hold. My life turned out to be filled with so many journeys, heartbreaking ones, happy ones and many that were just plain rough. My Grandmother LuLu is now on her next journey in heaven (one of the Journeys my key has gotten me through)...Oh the stories my key could tell. Eventually I stamped "Embrace" on my key, to remind myself that whatever challenge life throws my way, I should just embrace the journey.
Throughout the years I have passed my key on to a few friends to help them through a few life challenging events of their own. Thankfully my key made it back to me so that I could pass it on to my own children. This month I passed my key on to my daughter who is starting high school this coming fall. I was pleased to gift it to her and offer some comforting support that she can carry with her on her new journey. She was thrilled to be given something that had so much history as well as sentimental value.
Realizing the power that this key had, I wanted to share it with other friends and family so eventually I started collecting old keys and started making Journey keys as gifts. I always wonder about the journeys that each key had been on before it came to me. Was it magical? Did it open something special? Did it unlock a treasure or a secret garden? I am sure that each key has many stories of its own to tell, that's what makes it that much more extraordinary.
Whether it's a gift for somebody else or for yourself, whether someone's going through an illness or about to embark on an adventure, your unique Key is sure to bring inspiration during the journey ahead. If someone else needs it more than yourself , please pass it on, let the journey continue.
Each necklace comes with a unique one of kind vintage key (they are cleaned and polished but still quite old) colors and shapes may vary. Each necklace comes on a 27in ball chain(colors may vary but I try to match key to chain) with a small butterfly charm representative of the caterpillar story as told to me by my grandmother. Each Journey key necklace comes packaged with a cute yet simple paper gift tote.