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Who Else Went To This Morning Live 2019?

What a week we’ve had here at The Little Keepsake Company! Did anyone see us at This Morning Live with Phillip, Holly and the rest of the crew?

If not, there’s always next years show, it’s really worth going if you love shopping and This Morning (of course).

Everyone who came to say hello loved our jewellery and the comments and praise made it just that little bit more special.

We even got chance to hear some of the reasons and stories behind why our customers bought our keepsakes (which was truly heartwarming), such as this one:

Treated myself to something I have wanted for a long long time. Usually necklace lockets are used as sentimental pieces with pictures of loved ones, including those who have passed away. I wanted something different.

After visiting @keepsakeco last year to have Liv’s 18th bracelet made, I was so happy with the beautiful piece, I decided to make a return to them this year at ‘This Morning Live’. After deliberation for the final design, I am overwhelmed at just how beautiful my bracelet is. It isn’t something the lovely ladies usually do but they were happy to create it with me. It is perfect!

My Nan and Grandad were my biggest supporters. Guiding me, looking after me and my brother and always telling me I can do whatever I wanted to because they would always support my dreams.

It has been 19 and 20 years since Nan and Grandad went to heaven but they are always with me.

On Wednesday we were filmed setting up (thanks for showing my bum on TV!!) and we gifted some of the presenters with a few keepsake items.

Holly opted for our Duo initial necklace with the initials of her 3 children, plus a unicorn necklace for her daughter and Rochelle had a Gold initial necklace.

Our bestsellers at the show were:

  1. 18ct Gold Vermeil Bumble Bee Necklace
  2. Sterling Silver Baby Bangle
  3. Gold Initial Necklace

Now, we still have a few of these left in stock but are due to run out shortly, so we’ve marked them at half price until they’ve all gone.

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Keepsakes: A Lifetime Of Treasures

'The Love Between a Mother & Daughter is Forever' Silver Tree of Life Bracelet

Do you have an object that makes you think of someone and smile? It might not be worth very much monetarily, but if you lost it you’d be devastated because it has such a strong personal significance – maybe even a fascinating family story that has passed down through generations.

Keepsakes are meaningful, unique gifts that help us feel connected to our friends and family members; they make us feel like we’re part of something bigger. Next time you receive a personalised trinket, make an ornament with your kids, or inscribe a gift box, imagine it being held by your descendants hundreds of years from now – that’s how keepsakes make history!

Special occasions worth commemorating

What will you remember many years from now? Chances are you’ll have forgotten most of life’s day-to-day banalities, but the big events – the way you feel as you walk down the aisle with your spouse; seeing your baby’s heartbeat on a monitor for the first time; celebrating your first Mother’s Day or Father’s Day – will stick with you forever. Here are some of our favourite keepsakes for those really special occasions.

Baby Scan Watercolour Print

RAINBOW HEART 3D Baby Scan Watercolour Print

Capture the moment you first set eyes on your unborn child and turn it into an incredible bespoke piece of art. Available in a choice of beautiful pastel colours with optional text, the watercolour print is a unique gift that captures a piece of family history forever.

Wedding Day Cufflinks

Customised with the day and date of your wedding (or any other life-changing event), these polished silver cufflinks are the perfect finishing touch for a wedding suit. Engrave them with a personalised message to create a sentimental gift that will be treasured forever.

Christening Bracelet

 

Adjustable to fit different wrist sizes and engraved with your little one’s name, this sterling silver baby bangle is a perfect gift for christenings, first birthdays, or first Christmases, and will be treasured for many years to come.

Mother’s Day Gift Set

'Happy Mothers Day' Rose Gold Pave Heart Necklace & Earring Set 

Every Mother’s Day is special, but that first year of motherhood is truly one to remember – mark the occasion with a special piece of jewellery that will remind her of that joy and excitement every time she wears it.

Father’s Day Keyring

 

What better way to keep your child close to you at all times than a keepsake featuring their very own handprints? This beautiful stainless steel keyring is both practical and personal, making it an ideal Father’s Day gift for proud new dads.

Visit The Little Keepsake Company website and find a gift that your loved one will treasure forever.

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Beautiful & Bespoke – NEW ‘Create Your Own’ necklaces, gift sets and wedding earrings are here!

Finding the perfect gift can be a tricky business but with our gorgeous new collection of customisable necklaces, gift sets and earrings, you can design a bespoke gift for your loved one that is as unique and special as they are.

The ‘Create Your Own’ Gift Earrings are a firm favourite at TLKC so we are very excited to announce that our ‘Create Your Own’ range has grown to include Gift Necklaces, Occasions Necklaces, Wedding Gift Sets and Wedding Earrings.

Each item in the ‘Create Your Own’ range is customisable so you can choose from a stunning selection of jewellery, all sterling silver of course, and leave a personal message for your loved one on which their jewellery will be beautifully presented. 

Creating your own jewellery is so simple and makes the perfect personal touch to your gift, here’s how…

Step 1. Choose which type of product you would like to create: necklaces, stud earrings or perhaps the perfect gift for your wedding party – occasion necklaces, wedding gift sets or wedding earrings.

Step 2. Pick your jewellery, this is the fun part! There is so much to choose from in our range of sterling silver necklaces; from our Tree Of Life pendant to a little sparkle with our CZ Halo Necklace. 

There is plenty more to choose from in our collection of sweet stud earrings so you can get creative pairing one of our earring designs with your own quote or message.

Our beautiful wedding range has something to suit every style of special day, pick from elegant pearls through to simple and stylish silver hearts – your wedding party are bound to fall head over heels!

Step 3. It’s time to get personal! Whether a birthday wish, a declaration of love or a family in-joke, the message on your jewellery presentation card is entirely up to you.

You could take inspiration from some of our favourite TLKC card designs but with your own twist or freestyle and leave a short message to accompany your gift jewellery.

If you have selected our Occasions Necklaces, Wedding Gift Set or Wedding Earrings we will print your message on our beautiful wedding theme presentation card, perfect as a thank you gift with a personalised name or message.

Step 4. Sit back and relax! Your personalised gift jewellery will be created with care by our in-house design team, presented in one of our fab gift boxes ready to share with your loved one.

We absolutely love seeing your creations and the look on your loved one’s face when they unwrap their gift! Don’t forget to share any magic moments with us on Instagram and Facebook with #thelittlekeepsakeco #TLKC

TLKC Team x

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Dazzle Her This Valentine’s Day – Sparkling Gifts For Someone Special

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be starting to panic about what to buy for someone special. Finding a gift that’s personal, elegant, affordable, and will arrive on time for the big day can seem like an impossible challenge at this time of year, but don’t worry… TLKC has you covered. Here are some of our top Valentine’s picks.

Pave Heart Necklace and Earring Set

Beautiful jewellery always brings a smile to the recipient’s face, and this gorgeous rose gold necklace and earring set is no exception. Delicately paved with dainty cubic zirconia crystals, the hearts add just the right amount of sparkle for a special occasion. The necklace comes on a 16-inch rose gold curb style chain, and both the necklace and earrings can be purchased individually if you prefer. Beautifully boxed with a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ message, the set arrives ready to gift for the perfect end to a romantic evening.

Cutout Heart Earrings

 Have you been admiring someone from afar? What better way to take a chance than by sending a romantic Valentine’s gift on the most hopeful day of the year! These gorgeous sterling silver heart earrings come boxed with the message “Will you be my Valentine?” and are available with an optional hessian gift bag for an extra special presentational touch. You can also customise the style and write your own message with our create your own earrings option, ensuring that your Valentine has a completely unique one-of-a-kind gift that they’ll treasure forever.

 

Kiss Earrings

 Every girl deserves to sparkle on Valentine’s Day, and these beautiful sterling silver earrings add a dazzling finish to any outfit. Set with delicate cubic zirconia crystals, they come boxed ready to gift with the message ‘Love, Kisses, and Valentine’s Wishes.’ Make her feel extra special this Valentine’s Day and add your own custom message to the box for a gift she’ll never forget.

 

Pave Heart Slider Bracelet

 Adjustable with a slider fastening, this stunning rose gold slider bracelet is perfect for wrists of most sizes. Adorned with a dainty rose gold heart paved with sparkling cubic zirconia crystals, it’s sure to bring a smile to your recipient’s face. For a complete jewellery set, we also have matching earrings and necklaces available – perfect for solving birthday and Christmas present conundrums as well!

The Little Keepsake Company sale is now on! Get 25% off all our items when you use the code TLKC25 at checkout and find your perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the perfect price. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you never miss out on any of our special offers and discounts.

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Top Tips For Getting Baby Prints

A keepsake engraved with a real hand or footprint is a wonderful gift for new parents. There’s no minimum age for taking baby prints, although sometimes it can be tricky to get a clear print from very young infants. Here are our top tips for getting the best results.

 Use a mess free kit

Newborns are not known for keeping perfectly still, and using ink on a squirming, wriggly hand or foot is often a recipe for disaster! Fortunately, there’s an easier way – the Magic Inkless Print Kit is suitable for all ages and is completely mess free. Clean and easy to use, you simply wipe a hand or foot on the inkless wipe, press onto the special paper, and watch the print appear. Magic!

Wait until they’re asleep

If you’re taking a print from a particularly wriggly baby, waiting until he or she is asleep may be the best way of getting a clear print. Have the supplies assembled next to the cot and ready to use when a good opportunity arises. A small amount of tape will help to hold the paper in place on a firm surface, such as a placemat or clipboard.

Get in position

Make sure you have something hard to lean on, such as a table or hard-backed book. Taking a print may be easier if you have a partner to hold the baby while you take the print, or vice-versa. If your baby is awake and clenching his or her fist you can try gently tickling the hand to encourage them to open it. If you are taking prints from an older child, talk them through the process and have them practice putting their hand on the paper before you use the inkless wipe.

Press gently onto paper

Once you have applied the wipe evenly over the baby’s hand or foot, press it gently onto the paper to ensure the creases in the skin show up clearly. If you are taking a footprint, place the heel of the baby’s foot on the paper first and then roll the rest of the foot down, with the toes touching the paper last.

Print kits are a great gift for new parents, but you can also have hand or foot prints made into a special keepsake that they will treasure forever. View our range of engraved charms, bracelets, necklaces, keyrings, and other gifts on our website.

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Make A Pet Owner’s Day!

We are definitely a nation of pet lovers – so much so that some forward-thinking companies have started offering employees ‘fur-ternity’ leave to give them time to adjust to life with their new family members. If you know someone who’s bringing home a furry friend for the first time, we have a wonderful way to celebrate the occasion. Read on to find out how to make a pet owner’s day!

Step 1: Get a print kit

Don’t worry about getting ink all over your best friend’s carpet – our Magic Inkless Print Kit is completely mess free! Suitable for both human fingerprints and pet paw prints, it contains non-toxic wipes and reactive paper that are safe and easy to use. Print kits are usually £7.50, but when you purchase an engraved keepsake from The Little Keepsake Company you can add a kit to your gift for just £3.

Step 2: Swipe a paw

The trickiest part of this step will be making sure your gift recipient doesn’t see what you’re doing! Simply wipe a paw with the inkless wipe, press onto the special paper, lift, and watch the grey print magically appear!

Step 3: Choose a keepsake

Once you have your paw print ready, you can choose a special engraved keepsake that your recipient will be able to carry with them every day to remind them of their furry buddy. Our sterling silver heart necklace has room to add a pet’s name next to the print and their date of birth on the reverse side if you would like. If your recipient wears a charm bracelet, you could give her this gorgeous sterling silver mini heart charm engraved with a paw print and available with a jump ring, charm carrier, or trigger clasp. Want to add an adorable photo to your gift? How about this lovely rose gold vermeil heart locket – it opens like a book so you can enclose a special photograph or other keepsake inside. And for recipients who prefer practical rather than pretty presents, we have a range of engraved keyrings that are hand crafted from solid silver and come in a range of different shapes.

Step 4: Make their day

We’ll send your gift approximately 1-4 days working days from the time we receive your print kit. All that’s left for you to do is surprise your pet owner with a thoughtful, personal keepsake they can treasure fur-ever.

You can view our full selection of engraved gifts on our website, along with a wide variety of other unique personalised gifts to suit all occasions.

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Charms: A Fascinating History

Sterling Silver Dainty Bumble Bee Charm

You may be thinking about gifting a charm to a loved one for a birthday or other special occasion. Did you know that charms and charm bracelets have been around since the Neolithic era? Read on to find out more about their fascinating history.

Who wore the first charm bracelet?

We can’t tell you exactly who wore the first charm bracelet, but they lived a considerably long time ago! During the Neolithic era (4500 -2300 BC), hunters picked up unusual pieces of bone, shell, or wood, and carried them around for luck. Elaborate bracelets dating back to this period have been discovered in archaeological sites around the world. In Egypt, the Pharaohs were buried with elaborate gold and silver jewellery embedded with rare precious stones and wore the first recognisable charms as early as 3000 BC. With very short lifespans by modern standards, the Egyptians were obsessed with preparing for the afterlife, and used charms as protection from evil spirits and status symbols, so the gods would place them in their proper situation after death.

How did charms become associated with people’s personal lives?

During the Roman Empire, early Christians would use the fish charm (ichthys) to identify themselves as followers of Christ. By hiding the charm under their clothing, they could show it to fellow Christians to gain admittance to secret worship activities. Meanwhile, Jewish scholars wrote passages from Jewish law on tiny slips of parchment and wore them in gold amulets around their necks – an early version of modern-day lockets that people use to keep important personal objects close to their hearts.

Who started the fashion trend?

Until the 19th century, charms were mostly worn as superstitious symbols to ward off evil, but Queen Victoria popularised them as luxury jewellery items among the European noble classes. A big fan of charms, she often gave them as gifts, and wore charm jewellery designed by her beloved husband, Prince Albert. After Albert died, she popularised mourning charms made from lockets of hair, onyx, French jet, or black enamel. Capitalising on the luxury jewellery trend, Tiffany & Co. launched their first charm bracelet at the Paris Exposition in 1889, and its single heart charm has retained its popularity for over 100 years.

What do charms mean today?

Today, charms are often given to reflect rites of passage, such as 16th and 18th birthdays, graduations, engagements, weddings, and christenings. The beauty of charm bracelets is that new charms can be added to reflect life events, while older charms can be removed and kept as heirlooms to pass on to future generations.

Looking for a meaningful gift for a birthday, christening, or other special occasion? The Little Keepsake Company has a wide range of sterling silver charms that can be engraved with initials, short messages, or even hand and foot prints. Find the perfect present for your loved one on our website and give them something they’ll treasure forever.

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5 Ways To Show Your Best Friend How Much You Care

Acquaintances come and go but good friends – the people who truly love and understand you, make time for you when you’re sad, and celebrate every milestone along life’s journey with you no matter how small – are hard to find. Showing a close friend how thankful you are for their presence in your life is a great way to nurture and strengthen your relationship. Not sure how? Here are 5 ways to show your friend how much you care.

  1. Send a handwritten card

In a technological age, the art of letter-writing is often neglected in favour of a quick email or Facebook message. But writing out a thoughtful note on a personally selected card is a great way to let a friend know that you took time out of your busy day to appreciate them. Detailing specific reasons why they’re special to you (with funny anecdotes or memories) is even better.

  1. Celebrate their accomplishments

From major life events such as graduating from university, getting a new job, or giving birth to minor everyday accomplishments that are rarely celebrated, show your friend how proud you are of their achievements with a text message, card, or meaningful gift.

  1. Make something special

If you’re a whizz on the sewing machine or an avid knitter, great! But you don’t have to be crafty to make something thoughtful. Bake your friend’s favourite cupcakes, put a photo of the two of you in a frame that matches their home décor, or pass on a recommended book with a handwritten inscription.

  1. Go on an adventure

A surprise trip or day out is a great bonding experience and a chance to make new memories. If your friend has been talking about something they want to do or try, why not treat them to a ‘just because’ day? Memorable experiences don’t have to be expensive – a picnic in the park with homemade goodies and some fun outdoor games is just as meaningful as a spa day when it’s been planned as a surprise gesture.

  1. Give them a thoughtful gift

Whether your friend could use some support herself or whether she’s recently helped you through a tough period in your life, sending a gift to let her know you’re thinking of her is a great way to strengthen your relationship. A dainty piece of jewellery that she can wear every day to remind her that you’re thinking about her is an affordable, thoughtful way of showing that you care.

 

Whatever the occasion, The Little Keepsake Company has the perfect gift to suit. Browse our collection of handcrafted jewellery, personalised gifts, and unique silver sterling items and show someone special that you care.

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Gifts To Remember Loved Ones By

Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time and sometimes it’s tough finding the right words to console a grieving friend or relative. If you prefer to send your condolences with a thoughtful gift, here are some ideas that might help.

‘Forever in my heart’ necklace

Wearing a piece of jewellery with the name of a lost loved one is a lovely way to remember them. You can personalise this gorgeous sterling silver 18-inch heart and angel wing necklace with a name or message of up to 25 characters on each side. Beautifully presented in a gift box alongside the quote ‘Forever in My Heart,’ it’s an ideal present for anyone who recently lost someone they cared about.

‘Your wings were ready’ keyring

A keyring is a practical and thoughtful way to commemorate the life of a loved one who has passed on. Available in two designs that are both inscribed with the wording ‘Your wings were ready but my heart was not,’ our stainless steel keyring measures 3cm and can be personalised with a message of up to 85 characters on the reverse side.

‘When robins appear’ necklace

Robins are a comforting reminder that even though we may have lost a loved one, he or she is never too far away. Our beautiful silver sterling robin necklace has a rose gold plated red breast and is available on its own or with a silver or rose gold vermeil disc that can be engraved with an initial of your choice. Presented in a gift box with the message ‘When robins appear, loved ones are near,’ this sweet gift is sure to bring comfort to a grieving friend or relative.

Angel wing slider bracelet

What better way to symbolise the passing of a loved one than an angel’s wing? This lovely sterling silver bracelet can be adjusted to fit all wrist sizes from extra small to larger than average. We also have a version available with a robin charm should you prefer. Our angel wing slider bracelet is currently on sale at a 25% discount while stocks last.

‘When feathers appear’ anklet

This dainty sterling silver anklet is a beautiful reminder that loved ones may be gone but they are never forgotten. Presented in a gift box with the quote ‘When feathers appear angels are near,’ the mini feather is also available in gold plating and has an optional extender to add an extra 5cm to the length of the 27cm chain. Our feather memorial range is currently on sale, so it’s a great time to buy.

You can view our full selection of memorial gifts on our website, along with a wide variety of other unique personalised gifts to suit all occasions.

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5 Creative Gender Reveal Ideas

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your third, finding out if you’re having a boy or a girl is an exciting time! Many expectant parents like to throw gender reveal parties so their friends and families can help celebrate this important milestone. If you’re thinking of doing the same, here are some ideas to help get you started.

  1. Put up a piñata

There’s nothing more dramatic than smashing a giant papier-mâché character that explodes with either pink or blue confetti. If you don’t want to know the gender of your baby in advance, ask your doctor to write it down and then take the piece of paper to the party store to have the shop assistant fill your piñata accordingly. You can serve nachos with salsa and guacamole to turn your celebration into a full-blown fiesta!

  1. Set off a smoke cannon

Confetti is great, but it can be messy – if you’re looking for something equally fun that’s easier to clean up, put on a white T-shirt and pick up a smoke cannon! A blast of pink or blue smoke offers numerous creative social media opportunities and many companies provide a secret option where your doctor (or a friend) can email the gender after you place your order.

  1. Let them eat cake

No party is complete without a cake – why not turn it into the focal point for your big news? Ask your local bakery to create a blue or pink cake covered in vanilla or chocolate icing. When it’s time for the big reveal, simply cut it open and hand out the slices.

  1. Unwrap an outfit

If you don’t want to know whether you’re having a boy or a girl before your party, have your doctor write down the gender, take the piece of paper to a department store, and pick out two baby outfits (one for each sex). Give the outfits and the piece of paper to the cashier and ask them to wrap the appropriate outfit (don’t peek!) You can unwrap the package at your party in front of your guests.

  1. Unveil a watercolour scan

Turn your scan into a unique watercolour print that you can display in your baby’s nursery and unwrap it at your party for a truly original gender reveal. If you know the gender already you can select the colour when you order your print or have a friend (or nurse) email The Little Keepsake Company in advance. You can even personalise the print with your baby’s name for a double reveal party!

For more unique gift ideas to suit every occasion, visit The Little Keepsake Company website.