Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Early Christmas Shopping! By Baby Keepsakes

While searching for a birthday gift for Daddy last week we came across this fantastic site. I had been searching for a way to preserve Pooka's tiny little hand prints and foot prints for posterity. Most of what I found required mixing messy plasters and having the baby keep their hands still for an extended period of time. This seemed nearly impossible, since I can barely get Pooka to hold her hands still to cut her nails (and sometimes her fingers, eek)! And then I found By Baby and their kiln fired keepsake plaques. Two new Moms had the same dilemma I had with finding a nice way to memorialize tiny fingers and toes and started their own company in their garage. Pooka and I ordered the double print plaque for Daddy and some ornaments for the grandparents for Christmas. Too early for Christmas shopping? Not if you are interested in using these for gifts. The clay for impressions takes a few days to arrive, then you make the prints and send them back to By Baby. Once they have the prints it takes 8 - 10 weeks for production and delivery. The good news is that they keep your prints on file for a year if you want to order any additional plaques, ornaments, etc. We just got the impression clay yesterday, and we'll be sure to update once we get the finished product.

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