Why Your Vintage Flannel Shirt is a Treasure
Your flannel shirt is a treasure for multiple reasons, and your Franklin Flannels shirt is the best treasure of all. In our crazy, busy world, we forget to stop and focus on the little things.
Think about this. How many times have you held a dollar bill in your hands? But, have you ever actually held a dollar and imagined everywhere the dollar bill has been and everywhere it will be going? Think about the people who have held the same dollar bill in their hands and what they have used it for.
The bill may find its way into the hands of a mother who needs one more dollar to buy food for her children. Was it donated as part of an offering? One simple dollar bill can make a world of difference to a homeless man? It could be the very first dollar saved by someone to purchase a car. The possibilities are endless. When you stop and really think about it, the value of a single dollar bill increases tenfold.
Think About the Treasure Within the Shirt
So it goes with your vintage flannel shirt. When the Fed Ex truck pulls up and delivers thousands of flannel shirts, we always wonder, “Where have they been? How many miles have they traveled before finding their way to our warehouse? Who owned the shirt?”
You know that Franklin Flannels are artistically treated – one at a time. We never mass produce anything. No two shirts are alike, because you are unique; plus they smell amazing and are super soft. But how many times have you stopped to think about the treasure that lies within your shirt?
Take a moment and imagine that your Franklin Flannels’ shirt was worn by a cowboy herding cattle in Texas; or that it was a farmer’s favorite shirt while tending his farm; or a surfer wore it along the Pacific Coast as the sun was setting; or it traveled the world with an adventurer who loved the comfort a simple flannel shirt. Maybe it was layered in the dead of winter to keep its owner warm. How many cities has it visited and how many road trips has it known? Think of the stories that may be rooted in your vintage Franklin Flannels’ shirt and you’ll find that it really is a true treasure.
What stories will you write with your life and your Franklin Flannels? What memories will you create? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below.