By Jeanne Edevold Larson
Music Box Productions owners and musicians, Erik and Kim Thorson, have recorded thousands of personalized songs on CD for all occasions since they started in 1996. Each one is recorded one at a time in their Bemidji, Minnesota studio. They’ve spent this time in their studio, and on the road in countless art and street fairs throughout the Midwest. Now, you have the opportunity to send a truly unique gift to that special one in your life.
In this age of uncertainty, fear, hate and constant change, we hunger to find meaning and human connection. For generations, music has been a common language—music evokes emotion, expresses feelings and provides a soundtrack to the ups and downs of everyday life.
Kim and Erik dedicate their days to bringing families together through the spiritual and emotional combination of beautiful music, comforting lyrics and heartwarming messages. Scores of customer testimonials affirm how these personalized songs have touched lives and connected loved ones with each other. And not just through children’s lullaby songs. Parents have personalized wedding songs recorded for their son or daughter’s special day; anniversary songs remind husbands and wives of their personal devotion; moonlight blessings provide soothing uplifting words of encouragement helping a graduate turn the next corner in their lives; and soldier’s songs reach across oceans to unite families separated by war. Kim and Erik have also written a personalized memorial blessing song to honor and pay tribute to a lost loved one as well as providing comfort to those left behind.
Of course, reading about these beautiful musical gifts does them little justice, so I encourage you to listen for yourself. On their website, www.thelullabyhouse.com, Kim and Erik let you hear first hand samples of the music and messages from which you can create your own personalized song for someone special. With each order of a children’s lullaby, or any of their other personalized songs, the Thorson’s can provide a collector’s edition of the sheet music and lyrics in an attractive matted folder.
The only constant in this world is family, love and human interaction. Music brings people together and safeguards our emotional connections and these songs carry on year after year. Kim and Erik Thorson are masters at reminding us of this—so get on board and send your personal song and special message to someone you love.
Jeanne Edevold Larson, M.S. is a leader in the Arts community of Bemidji, Minnesota and former “State of the Arts” columnist for the Bemidji Pioneer newspaper.^ top of page