To find out a bit about us, our story and why we do what we do.. continue reading.
Our journey started 10 years ago. Whilst on a visit to see friends in the UK I saw some beautiful heart shaped pendants around my girlfriend's neck. I didn't appreciate straight away what they were and once my friend explained that they were her son's fingerprints I was absolutely blown away. I had never seen anything like them before! I knew I had to have some with my son and daughters fingerprints so once I returned home I started doing some research and found that Smallprint (who my girlfriend had got hers from) were where the concept originated and that they had a really beautiful range of options available. I found that the pendants weren't available in Christchurch and wondered if this was something I could do? One thing led to another and 10 years on I am still the owner and operator of Smallprint Christchurch. Fingerprint Memories by Smallprint has grown and changed so much since those early years, it started as a concept to capture children and babies fingerprint, hand and footprints, added to that handwriting and artwork, capturing all those special moments you have when your children are growing - super precious moments I'm sure you will agree!.
When the earthquake hit Christchurch in February 2011 our world like everyone who was in Christchurch at that time changed forever. Sadly, very close friends of ours lost their son. Wanting to help them in every way we could, we offered to create some pendants, each one touched by their son as a lasting keepsake. As hard as it was, I felt extremely privileged that I could create something so precious for our lovely friends which they were so grateful for. The amazing team at Lamb and Hayward cared for our friends and they saw the value of our pendants to families in their care. Since those first pendants I have been privileged and proud to work with a wonderful team of compassionate people to create many precious keepsakes for families who have lost someone they love.
We continue to make happy keepsakes, capturing wonderful memories and milestones and I am so thankful to have an amazing team working with me (Megan and Carolyn). I personally am committed to continue creating fingerprint memory treasures for any family who would like a precious keepsake piece of jewellery.