Everyone has different parenting techniques and methods, but all can agree on one thing- they grow up so fast! Right before your eyes, you watch them grow out of clothes, develop a personality, and before you know it, they’re making decisions for themselves. Getting your baby’s handprint imprinted in clay is one of the easiest, most special ways you can preserve the memory of your baby. More than a picture, it allows them to feel the actual size of their hand from when they were a tot.
You have many options in preserving a baby handprint! Here are a few of our customer favorites:
1. Baby Imprints
Baby imprints are intended to keep the memory of those little hand prints frozen in time. One of our favorite parts of this process is seeing the baby’s faces when we’re sticking their hands in ceramic. The texture often brings a smile or funny expression that makes the process itself a memory. When done professionally, you’re sure to get every detail of the hand, including the lines on their palms. It’s wonderful to show this keepsake to your child when they’re grown and for them to see the same lines on their hands from when they were a baby.
You can choose a theme for your ceramic handprint background, from religious, to beach, animals, or sports themes. The baby imprints can be hung in any room of the house to add a personal touch to your decor and remind you of this time with your baby for years to come.
2. Sibling Imprints
Do you have more than one child? This is the perfect opportunity to preserve the memory of your kids and their relationship with each other at this point in time. How do we do this? With sibling imprints! If your kids differ in age, it’s fun to see the difference in handprint sizes to remind them one day that they were little- to show the small baby handprint in comparison with a brother’s or sister’s handprint. We can imprint the ages of the children on the clay to make for a great keepsake for them to cherish their special relationship with each other at that age. Choose from different colors and themes to indicate the special hobbies they share for a more personal touch.
3. Parent-Child Imprints
Hands are a beautiful indication of the story of our lives. They gain character as we age. This is what makes parent-child imprints and grandparent-child imprints so cool! The baby handprint is situated next to the parents’ or grandparents’ handprints to show the newness of life next to a pairs of hands that tell a detailed story. Your parent-child imprints will be a wonderful keepsake and decoration for your home.
You know you’re going to want to provide more than just photos for your children! These different clay print types are sure to preserve your baby’s handprint in a way that you can actually feel and provide a unique memory for years to come.