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Welcome to the Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium Blog!

Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium retail store is located in Fort Wayne, IN. The store and this blog are the creative collaborations of the ‘semi precious’ sisters, Kristin Packnett and Kelli Packnett. Together Kristin and Kelli strive to provide fresh, innovative, and helpful solutions to everyday obstacles. From gift suggestions to educational advice, the sisters blog about ideas that are too good not to share!

Meet Kristin Packnett, our OPAL, and the brunette. They say those born in October have natural savoir faire-the natural ability to know what to do in any situation. While that might not always be true, I do love the challenge of having the right ideas and answers in every situation! I love to help my friends and family with gift giving ideas, event planning, and everything else under the sun! Bernard Baruch had it right when he said, “Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.”

Meet Kelli Packnett, our RUBY, and the blonde. Those born in July are said to possess skills in organization, teaching, and management. When they’re right, they’re right! I am an elementary educator who loves organizing and managing big ideas, projects, and tasks, both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s important to keep learning, developing, and creating, but it is as equally important to share the ideas and the solutions…because most of the time, they’re too good not to share!

Growing up in a family where opportunity was ever present, we have experienced some great trials and triumphs, gaining valuable insight along the way. One of the greatest things our parents taught us was the importance of giving. They both are selfless, cheerful givers. Their passion and commitment to giving was contagious. So in the spirit of giving, we have started this blog!

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