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Fern dons one of her tiaras

Fern Solomon wants to make you smile. Her main goal in the creation of these unique tiaras and crowns is to encourage people to celebrate this moment and delight in the present. Fern is the co-founder of Jacob's Musical Chimes, which for 30 years has been making finely tuned chimes. She is also the owner of Fern's Garden, the award winning Long Beach and Berkeley, California, gift stores featuring the work of American and fair traded artisans.

Over the years, Fern has made a hobby of creating paper tiaras from images that appealed to her whimsical sense of design. She would cut and paste to combine them in novel ways, hand cut the tiaras into themed shapes, and give them to the guests of honor at birthday parties and special events.

After the Portland Gift Show, Fern took a walk on Cannon Beach and she thought... why not create a line of paper tiaras and crowns, and share the delighted smiles that she was accustomed to seeing at her own family parties? Since the tiaras were born out of celebration, it was clear that the theme of this company would be to celebrate the moment. Thus Heart the Moment was born.

Within months, the first prototype tiaras were being test marketed at Fern's Garden, and upon seeing the smiles of delight on the faces of her customers, she knew she had a winner. The tiaras and crowns were rolled out to the wholesale marketplace starting in January 2014 at the AmericasMart Gift Show in Atlanta, where the response was overwhelming. At the National Stationery Show the following May, the "Queen of this Day" tiara was nominated as best new product of the year. For more on the recognition Heart the Moment has received, see "In the News."

Fern is thrilled to be creating a product that makes so many people happy, encourages our "inner child," and allows us to live in and appreciate every moment. Please delight in the moment with these unique tiaras and crowns. Enjoy!