Heart Gifts ornaments began in Teresa's home in a small town in North Carolina in 1992. At the time, she was making the ornaments to hang on her own family Christmas tree. Now, 22 years later they are sold in stores throughout the United States. Each ornament is still lovingly hand-painted and individually packaged in her small town. Teresa's prayer is that every Heart Gift ornament reflects the meaning of Christmas and the love of family and friends. Each ornament comes in its own box ready for gift giving.