More Than Socks: Sister Zina's Story
This blog post is part of our ongoing More Than Socks series, where some of our most beloved customers share stories of connection and joy around our products.
As we’ve mentioned before, our mission here at The Sock Drawer is to weave us a little closer together through the unique, colorful socks we all love. We sock fairies are thrilled and proud to be part of a company that embraces silliness and joy. We sell novelty socks and funny home goods, after all!
But sometimes, a pair of socks is more than just socks. Many of our customers have shared their authentic, personal stories of how our products have meant so much to them on a deeper level. In fact, our gift items often strike a chord with folks as “more than socks,” touching them through a meaningful pattern, or helping them to inspire others.
We’d like to introduce you to another one of our favorite customers, an amazing woman, teacher and Catholic nun in Temecula, California: Zina O.!
“Everyone knows me for my fun socks. I wear them every day and my students and their parents always look to see what I have on. They always put a smile on everyone’s face! It’s always a good way to start off the morning as the children come to school.”
Zina also told us that she tends to wear socks relating to what will be for lunch that day at school, which we think is completely fabulous. She just scans what’s going to be on the menu so she can pick out the appropriate socks! As soon as they arrive her students always look at her socks, excited to try and figure out what the meal will be.
As you can imagine, that fun method is not without its drawbacks. She’s stumped whenever ravioli is on the lunch menu, because she has yet to find any socks with raviolis on them! (We’ll do our best, Zina!)
That’s just one way she connects with the kiddos. While her food socks help inspire her students to eat healthy lunches, her animal socks help them get to know different animals. Of course, her holiday socks are just for fun. We completely agree!
Zina also said that her sock collection has definitely grown over the years. “I get socks for gifts all the time, from students and parents, and they come from all over.”
We love Zina and are so proud to help her spread joy and positivity (and ice cream vibes!) to everyone around her. As we’ve said before, sometimes socks are just fun things to put on your feet. And sometimes they mean a whole lot more!