Monday, November 23, 2015

Red Leaf Leather Men's Custom Leather Wallet {Review} #LLRGiftGuide2015

My oldest son is 18 years old.  When he left for college, we gave him his insurance card and told him to keep it in his wallet with his driver's license, school ID, and MAC card.  He pulled out a pathetic-looking small black wallet that was actually falling apart.  It would have to do.

Fast forward six weeks, and due to medical circumstances, our son took a leave from college and moved back home.  It wasn't what any of us wanted for him, but it couldn't be helped.  {We are hoping things will be okay and he can return in the fall.}

I started to notice that he was becoming withdrawn.  He was also depressed.  Life was changing for him, and he had no control over it.  He no longer felt as if he had direction in his life. He lost faith in himself.

Somewhere around that time, I connected with Kelsey Roberts, owner of Red Leaf Leather on Etsy. We talked about doing a product review and I told Kelsey to create whatever she wanted.  Little did I know then how important this wallet was going to become.


The wallet arrived a short time later, and I took one look at it and got goosebumps.  Truly.  The mahogany leather was gorgeous and excellent quality. Kelsey chose to  stamp the following on the cover of the wallet: everything you want is on the other side of fear.  Originally intending to give the wallet to my husband, at that moment I knew the wallet had to go to my son {besides, he needed a new wallet}.

That evening I handed my son the package.  When he opened it, he read the quote several times.  Then he cried as he hugged me.  He said that he needed that message; he needed it more than any of us could ever know.

I could never thank Kelsey enough.  What began as a product review, became a life-changing inspiration to my son.

The Product
I simply cannot stress enough how beautiful the wallet is. Kelsey creates custom leather products that are handmade an d crafted to ensure you are purchasing a special, personalized gift  for anyone on your gift list.

Connect
Connect with Kelsey at Red Leaf Leather on Etsy and on Facebook.

Gift It
You simply must check out Read Leaf Leather on Etsy for all of your personalized gift needs.  You will not be disappointed!

Disclosure: 
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

2 comments:

Peanut said...

First allow me to say that I am in complete awe of the beautiful craftsmanship of this wallet. And the message stamped on it makes it so personal! I am seriously considering buying one for each my father and my fiancé as Christmas gifts. Lastly I would like to offer these words to you and your son; If you live in the fear of the future because of what happened in your past, you'll end up losing what you have in the present.
You will both be kept in my continued thoughts and prayers! Thank you for such a wonderful review!

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