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My mother immigrated from Italy to the United States quite some time ago. She arrived through the shores of New York City and made her way to Philadelphia where she has lived ever since. She fell in love with America and never returned to her native country.

When my mom celebrated a milestone anniversary of her voyage, I created a gift basket to pay tribute to her life in the USA. I wanted to craft a uniquely memorable and very personal gift that she would never forget. The basket contained an assortment of one-of-a-kind presents. Among the many gifts was a silver platter engraved with the words 'Welcome to America' along with the specific date of her arrival. On prominent display was a photo of her seafaring boat that plied the churning waters of the Atlantic Ocean along with a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty. Also included was a sentimental remembrance of her wedding day as well as keepsakes from her two daughters. Festive red, white and blue angels were well positioned within the basket and were a perfect addition that enhanced her existing collection. Decorative and vibrant flowers matched the distinct colors of the American and Italian flags to help make the basket complete. Mom thought the basket was GREAT! When she reacted with such joy and grateful appreciation I realized that nothing is more fulfilling than making someone special in your life very happy. The concept of Nostalgia Baskets was launched and we have now been creating one-of-a-kind gift baskets for more than a decade.