"May you believe that you always have an angel by your side."
-The Healing Room
Once upon a time there was a girl who always dreamed of moving to New York City. So one day, she packed all of her things, said good-bye to her family and friends and moved to the greatest city in the world. With the help of her best friends, she had a place to stay, but needed to find a place of her own. She looked and looked, but was unable to find a place in the city. Just when she was about to give up, she met several people that went out of their way to help her find a place to live. And before she knew it, she had a wonderful apartment that she now calls home. Without the hope in her heart and the smiles of those around her, she would have not been able to make her wishes come true. All of those people who helped her along the way soon became her NYC Angels. And because these angels have brought her so much happiness, she would like to help you find your angels too. So take a look around and remember those friendly people who might have put a smile on a sad face, a rainbow in a cloudy sky or love into a broken heart. Your angels can be anyone who has made you feel special. Good luck finding your angels. I hope they bring you as much happiness as mine have brought me.
Written by Toni Luciano
I was inspired to create my NYC Angels because of the enormous amount of joy and gratitude that I felt in my heart when I first moved to New York City. I had received so much help from friends and people I didn't even know. I truly felt like I was surrounded by angels and I wanted to find a way to show gratitude and pay the angelic kindness forward.
After designing the very first NYC Angel, I used the design to create special gift baskets to thank those who helped me. From there, I continued to develop more angel designs and explored other ways to create my angels.
Since creating NYC Angels, I have used them in a variety of ways to help inspire others. Whether giving them as gifts or simply just sharing the story about them, my NYC Angels hold a very special place in my heart and continue to spread joy in the world.
Thank you angels for inspiring me!