About Us

About Us

A few words from our founder and author, Charlene Quint ...

Dear friends,

Welcome to The Blessing Collection by Inspiration Breaks.  I have long thought that the world does not need more technology or money or advancements.  What we need  – what our hearts long for – is to be inspired by the good in others,  blessed by thoughtful acts of kindness, and encouraged by gracious words.  Our spirits soar when we are lifted up.  We can do more than we had ever thought possible.  We become radiant, and our warm glow fills a room and is caught by all those around us.  The Blessing Collection is designed to be gifts of grace that bless those who receive these unique gifts, as well as those who give them.  Please take a moment or two to peruse the website.  We have blessings, inspired by real people like you, for nearly every occasion that we treasure and the people whom we cherish.  I invite you to share the blessings in your life on our guestbook or blog.  I would love to hear how one of these gifts given or received in friendship has inspired you.  

May you be blessed with faith, hope and love – but especially love.

Warmly,

Charlene

Words of Inspiration, Blessing and Encouragement™...

Each of our blessings in The Blessing Collection is created to invoke God’s favor and grace, and to bestow a lifelong blessing upon the recipient. We design each of our blessings to be “Words of Inspiration, Blessing and Encouragement.”™ Inspired by time-honored traditions, we seek to evoke sentiments of graciousness and agelessness. These elegant blessings will be cherished heirlooms and enjoyed by generations to come.

Our Mission...
To give inspiration, blessings and encouragement through the written word in beautiful, well-crafted artwork and cards for the special people and special occasions in our lives in line with God’s Word to bless each other, using Scripture as a foundation for our blessings.

Our Vision...
To serve God by blessing others with the written word, to provide a great place to work in a Christian environment, to be good stewards of the gifts that God has given us, to treat others the way that we would want to be treated, to be a sustainable and profitable business, and to do good by donating a percentage of our profits to charities that share our values.  In short, our vision is to do well by doing good.

What we believe...
At The Blessing Collection, we believe that God hears our prayers and that words have life-giving power.  We believe that each of us should lift each other up, and encourage each other with, among other things, the written word.  And in blessing others, we are blessed in return.  Therefore, we believe that our words should be, “Words of inspiration, blessing, and encouragement.”™  We base most of our blessings on Scripture.  We seek to follow the words of St. Paul as told to the churches at Colosse and Ephesus: “Let your speech be always with grace.” Colossians 4:6.  “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”  Ephesians 4:29 NIV.

We also believe that, because we are blessed, we are called to bless others financially.  That’s why we donate a percentage of our profits each year to charitable causes that inspire, bless and encourage others.

Our History
Back in 2002, our founder Charlene Quint was invited to two weddings for four dear friends.  She took a look at their wedding registries and felt uninspired by the seemingly endless list of towels, dinnerware, and designer kitchen appliances.  She knew that both couples would be quite successful in their respective careers and would be able to purchase as many designer toasters as they could ever want.  She wanted to give them something meaningful and memorable - something that would not be forgotten in the pile of Crate and Barrel boxes and tissue paper.  Something that, over the course of hte next fifty years, they could look at and smile and remember, "Charlene gave us that."  What she really wanted to give them was something they, and every married couple, need - a happy loving, fulfilling marriage.  But of course, that was not hers to give.  That is God's to give.  So, after some contemplation, Charlene asked the Lord to give them just that.  She sat down in the study late one evening, and with a Bible in her left hand and a pen in her right, she wrote a blessing asking the Lord to bless them with all the wonderful things God had designed for them. She framed "Our Wedding Blessing" and gave it to them as a wedding present (along with that designer toaster).  And thus began the first of many blessings that celebrate the people we cherish and the moments we treasure.

 
Framed Blessings

Traditional and Traditional Walnut Collections…
The Traditional and Traditional Walnut Collections seeks to evoke a sentiment of history and agelessness with our blessings. In the Traditional Collection, we print the text using a unique Old English script on parchment paper, resonating a traditional Renaissance feel. The gold-flecked Florentine papers that we use for borders are made in Italy by the Rossi family, a Florentine family who has been making artistic papers in the elegant tradition of Florence for hundreds of years.

We choose our unique frames, which are made in the USA, to complement the different blessings and papers. We use stately, exquisite Baroque frames with antiqued gold tones in the Traditional Collection, and with warm antiqued walnut and gold tones in the Traditional Walnut Collection.  Our frames are substantially proportioned and nearly 3 inches wide, reminiscent of a gracious and elegant bygone era. Our 8×10 frames feature a built-in easel for easy desktop display, while our 11×14 frames can either be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall with an enclosed sawtooth hanger. Our heirloom-quality frames are high quality ecologically-friendly hardwood composite. Frame and paper styles change from time to time, so let us choose one for you that will perfectly complement your blessing. Inspired by timeless elegance, a blessing from the Traditional and Traditional Walnut Collection will be treasured for generations.

Black Tie Collection…
Our Black Tie Collection gives an updated look to a classic. With voluptuous 3 inch-wide black frames, our Black Tie blessings are printed with a unique Old English script on smooth white, pink or blue vellum for a dramatic black-and-white look and elegant vintage touch. Most of our 8×10 frames feature a luscious flocked black-on-black damask border of handmade paper. Blessings for girls feature a pink and white damask border, blessings for boys include a periwinkle blue and silver stars border, and blessings for multiple children are offered on a multi-colored border. Our 11×14 frames feature a dramatic, oversize black and white damask border. Our 8×10 frames feature a built-in easel for easy desktop display, while our 11×14 frames can either be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Frame and paper styles change from time to time, so let us choose one for you that will perfectly complement your blessing. Inspired by the elegance and glamour of the 1930s and1940s, the Black Tie Collection evokes a tasteful, contemporary classic flair.

Traditional Heirloom Collection…
For a magnificent one-of-a-kind gift, the Heirloom Collection features blessings on parchment paper with a unique Old English script mounted on an elegant tapestry fabric border with sumptuous, rich tones. Offered only in 11×14 frames, each blessing is surrounded by a stately, exquisite Baroque frame with antiqued gold tones nearly 3 inches wide. Our heirloom-quality frames are high quality ecologically-friendly hardwood composite or resin frames. Most blessings are mounted on a rich burgundy and gold tapestry. Blessings for girls are mounted on a lovely pink and gold tapestry, while blessings for boys are mounted on a luscious sea foam blue and gold tapestry. Like the frames, fabric styles change from time to time. Let us choose the perfect fabric and frame to complement your blessing. Each blessing can be personalized, for a truly unique gift. Inspired by the noble elegance of the Renaissance, a blessing from the Heirloom Collection beckons a sentiment of regal agelessness and will be a cherished heirloom.

Frame Sizes

Standard Size 8×10
The standard size for most of the blessings in The Blessing Collection is a frame that carries an 8×10-inch opening, with an outside dimension of approximately 14 x 16 inches. Each frame has an easel back for table display. Because of size limitations, these do not allow for personalization.

Personalized Size 11×14
A blessing with the name or names of the ones you love is a one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Personalized messages are available only in 11×14-inch opening frames, with an outside dimension of approximately 17×20 inches. Frames can be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Each personalized blessing is signed by the author.

Customized Blessings
Do you have a special occasion or a special someone that needs a customized blessing? We offer blessings for a lot of occasions. But if you don’t see one here for your special occasion or special someone, give us a call or drop us an email. We will try to write one for you. Allow extra time, of course. Special custom prices will apply.

Words of Inspiration, Blessing and Encouragement™…

Each of our blessings in The Blessing Collection is created to invoke God’s favor and grace, and to bestow a lifelong blessing upon the recipient. We design each of our blessings to be “Words of Inspiration, Blessing and Encouragement.”™ Inspired by time-honored traditions, we seek to evoke sentiments of graciousness and agelessness. These elegant blessings will be cherished heirlooms and enjoyed by generations to come.

 

Framed Blessings

Traditional Collection…

The Traditional Collection seeks to evoke a sentiment of history and agelessness with our blessings. In the Traditional Collection, we print the text using a unique Old English script on parchment paper, resonating a traditional Renaissance feel. The gold-flecked Florentine papers that we use for borders are made in Italy by the Rossi family, a Florentine family who has been making artistic papers in the elegant tradition of Florence for hundreds of years.

We choose our unique frames, which come from all over the world, to complement the different blessings and papers, so each frame is a little different. We use stately, exquisite Baroque frames with antiqued gold tones, substantially proportioned and nearly 3 inches wide, which are reminiscent of a gracious and elegant bygone era. Our 8×10 frames feature a built-in easel for easy desktop display, while our 11×14 frames can either be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Our heirloom-quality frames are high quality ecologically-friendly hardwood composite or resin frames. Frame and paper styles change from time to time, so let us choose one for you that will perfectly complement your blessing. Inspired by timeless elegance, a blessing from the Traditional Collection will be treasured for generations.

Black Tie Collection…

Our Black Tie Collection gives an updated look to a classic. With voluptuous 3 inch-wide black frames, our Black Tie blessings are printed with a unique Old English script on smooth white, pink or blue vellum for a dramatic black-and-white look and elegant vintage touch. Most of our 8×10 frames feature a luscious flocked black-on-black damask border of handmade paper. Blessings for girls feature a pink and white damask border, blessings for boys include a periwinkle blue and silver stars border, and blessings for multiple children are offered on a multi-colored border. Our 11×14 frames feature a dramatic, oversize black and white damask border. Our 8×10 frames feature a built-in easel for easy desktop display, while our 11×14 frames can either be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Frame and paper styles change from time to time, so let us choose one for you that will perfectly complement your blessing. Inspired by the elegance and glamour of the 1930s and1940s, the Black Tie Collection evokes a tasteful, contemporary classic flair.

Heirloom Collection…

For a magnificent one-of-a-kind gift, the Heirloom Collection features blessings on parchment paper with a unique Old English script mounted on an elegant tapestry fabric border with sumptuous, rich tones. Offered only in 11×14 frames, each blessing is surrounded by a stately, exquisite Baroque frame with antiqued gold tones nearly 3 inches wide. Our heirloom-quality frames are high quality ecologically-friendly hardwood composite or resin frames. Most blessings are mounted on a rich burgundy and gold tapestry. Blessings for girls are mounted on a lovely pink and gold tapestry, while blessings for boys are mounted on a luscious sea foam blue and gold tapestry. Like the frames, fabric styles change from time to time. Let us choose the perfect fabric and frame to complement your blessing. Each blessing can be personalized, for a truly unique gift. Inspired by the noble elegance of the Renaissance, a blessing from the Heirloom Collection beckons a sentiment of regal agelessness and will be a cherished heirloom.

Frame Sizes

Standard Size 8×10

The standard size for most of the blessings in The Blessing Collection is a frame that carries an 8×10-inch opening, with an outside dimension of approximately 14 x 16 inches. Each frame has an easel back for table display. Because of size limitations, these do not allow for personalization.

Personalized Size 11×14

A blessing with the name or names of the ones you love is a one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Personalized messages are available only in 11×14-inch opening frames, with an outside dimension of approximately 17×20 inches. Frames can be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Each personalized blessing is signed by the author.

Customized Blessings

Do you have a special occasion or a special someone that needs a customized blessing? We offer blessings for a lot of occasions. But if you don’t see one here for your special occasion or special someone, give us a call or drop us an email. We will try to write one for you. Allow extra time, of course. Special custom prices will apply.

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Words of Inspiration, Blessing and Encouragement™…

Each of our blessings in The Blessing Collection is created to invoke God’s favor and grace, and to bestow a lifelong blessing upon the recipient. We design each of our blessings to be “Words of Inspiration, Blessing and Encouragement.”™ Inspired by time-honored traditions, we seek to evoke sentiments of graciousness and agelessness. These elegant blessings will be cherished heirlooms and enjoyed by generations to come.

 

Framed Blessings

Traditional Collection…

The Traditional Collection seeks to evoke a sentiment of history and agelessness with our blessings. In the Traditional Collection, we print the text using a unique Old English script on parchment paper, resonating a traditional Renaissance feel. The gold-flecked Florentine papers that we use for borders are made in Italy by the Rossi family, a Florentine family who has been making artistic papers in the elegant tradition of Florence for hundreds of years.

We choose our unique frames, which come from all over the world, to complement the different blessings and papers, so each frame is a little different. We use stately, exquisite Baroque frames with antiqued gold tones, substantially proportioned and nearly 3 inches wide, which are reminiscent of a gracious and elegant bygone era. Our 8×10 frames feature a built-in easel for easy desktop display, while our 11×14 frames can either be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Our heirloom-quality frames are high quality ecologically-friendly hardwood composite or resin frames. Frame and paper styles change from time to time, so let us choose one for you that will perfectly complement your blessing. Inspired by timeless elegance, a blessing from the Traditional Collection will be treasured for generations.

Black Tie Collection…

Our Black Tie Collection gives an updated look to a classic. With voluptuous 3 inch-wide black frames, our Black Tie blessings are printed with a unique Old English script on smooth white, pink or blue vellum for a dramatic black-and-white look and elegant vintage touch. Most of our 8×10 frames feature a luscious flocked black-on-black damask border of handmade paper. Blessings for girls feature a pink and white damask border, blessings for boys include a periwinkle blue and silver stars border, and blessings for multiple children are offered on a multi-colored border. Our 11×14 frames feature a dramatic, oversize black and white damask border. Our 8×10 frames feature a built-in easel for easy desktop display, while our 11×14 frames can either be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Frame and paper styles change from time to time, so let us choose one for you that will perfectly complement your blessing. Inspired by the elegance and glamour of the 1930s and1940s, the Black Tie Collection evokes a tasteful, contemporary classic flair.

Heirloom Collection…

For a magnificent one-of-a-kind gift, the Heirloom Collection features blessings on parchment paper with a unique Old English script mounted on an elegant tapestry fabric border with sumptuous, rich tones. Offered only in 11×14 frames, each blessing is surrounded by a stately, exquisite Baroque frame with antiqued gold tones nearly 3 inches wide. Our heirloom-quality frames are high quality ecologically-friendly hardwood composite or resin frames. Most blessings are mounted on a rich burgundy and gold tapestry. Blessings for girls are mounted on a lovely pink and gold tapestry, while blessings for boys are mounted on a luscious sea foam blue and gold tapestry. Like the frames, fabric styles change from time to time. Let us choose the perfect fabric and frame to complement your blessing. Each blessing can be personalized, for a truly unique gift. Inspired by the noble elegance of the Renaissance, a blessing from the Heirloom Collection beckons a sentiment of regal agelessness and will be a cherished heirloom.

Frame Sizes

Standard Size 8×10

The standard size for most of the blessings in The Blessing Collection is a frame that carries an 8×10-inch opening, with an outside dimension of approximately 14 x 16 inches. Each frame has an easel back for table display. Because of size limitations, these do not allow for personalization.

Personalized Size 11×14

A blessing with the name or names of the ones you love is a one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Personalized messages are available only in 11×14-inch opening frames, with an outside dimension of approximately 17×20 inches. Frames can be displayed on a desktop with a separate easel or hung on the wall. Each personalized blessing is signed by the author.

Customized Blessings

Do you have a special occasion or a special someone that needs a customized blessing? We offer blessings for a lot of occasions. But if you don’t see one here for your special occasion or special someone, give us a call or drop us an email. We will try to write one for you. Allow extra time, of course. Special custom prices will apply.