Gratitude Stories: David Turns 50

Over the past two years, we’ve collected tens of thousands of videos from our global community. These videos have moved us to tears, made us laugh out loud, and most importantly,  showcased the true power of sharing gratitude with the people we care about.

We could not be more excited to share our weekly #GratitudeStories. It’s our simple way of shining a light on real people who gathered their community in celebration of someone special.

We hope it inspires you to do the same for the people you care about.

Up first is the incredible story of David’s 50th. Watch the 1-minute highlight reel above to see what it looks like when three kids REALLY love their dad.

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Why did you want to give David a Tribute?

Lauren (Wife): “It’s huge to turn 50. It’s an epic time capsule in anyone’s life. I wanted David to deeply know who he was for the people in his life. I also knew this gift would not only rock him where it counts, but would let the people who love him nail their chance at honoring him.”

What Lauren said in her video…

“I love David Zander for so many reasons. But my favorite thing about David Zander, he is the hottest, greatest man I have ever met! And i’ve been with him for 20 years and it’s not enough, it’s not gonna be enough. Living a whole life with David Zander will not be enough. And that was the greatest decision I ever made in my entire life was to make that man my husband or have him pick me as his wife. And to have that man be the father of my children. And he is the greatest father. And he’s a better father maybe than I am a Mother. And that’s the best thing I could have done for my children.”

What did it feel like to watch the finished Tribute?

David: “This past weekend, I celebrated my 50th birthday with an epic day of friendship, nature, music, art-making, bonfire and love. When I finally crawled into bed at 1:00am, my heart full and buzzing with the energy of the day, my wife said to me “one more gift”. She clicked on a link and for the next 20 or so minutes, my face was just one big giant uncontrollable smile!  As I watched my friends and family, one after one, explain what they loved about me; I cried, I giggled, I laughed out loud (Igor, our cat?!).. It felt like a big virtual hug that I would get to keep in my back pocket, a couple clicks away, forever! Thank you Tribute for being the cherry on top of one of my best days of all time!”

Lauren: “It was stunning to witness him watching it and me seeing what came together for him. The love that filled him as he watched it was pure JOY.”

  

Thanks for being awesome, Zander family!

If you want to check out all the cool projects Lauren and David are working on, be sure to check out Lauren’s incredible life coaching business at www.handelgroup.com and David’s beautiful wood shop at www.zanderwoodworks.com.

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As always, if you know someone special with a big birthday or event coming up, we’re here to help you make it everything it deserves to be.

With gratitude,

The Tribute Team

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