It was back in 2006 when I first saw this unique art form... I had never seen anything like this before, in the world of memorabilia offerings. Sure, there is shoe bronzing, which is still being done, hand prints, and hand impressions. But casting of children's hands and feet and adult hands... well, this was different, at least I thought so, and I loved it at first sight!
As a mother and grandmother, I knew it was very important to me to able to capture those precious memories of my children and grandchildren, before they faded away. Children change so fast when their young and time can just slip away and those memories can fade away just as fast as they grow.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized I wanted to do this business for myself! That's when I decided to share the art and my love of LifeCasting with others. One of the first projects I did in my new business was casting of my grandsons hands and feet, then my adult sons, and many times since. As time has shown me, it's not just parents and grandparents that have been my customers, but grandchildren, husbands and wives, newly weds, brothers and sisters and anyone who wants to keep memories alive and keep them from fading.
As I look back now, after many many castings, I can honestly say that this is my calling, deeply satisfying and so much fun, (see note below). Just to see the look on my customers faces or hear them laugh and cry when they first see the finished shadow box or LifeCast statue... It has been well worth the journey. So I urge you to please don't wait... do it now before that memory is replaced with regret...
When we cast your babies hands and or feet you won't beeelieve the amount of detail that you'll see in the finished product! For example, it's so incredible to see the wrinkles of a newborn or the tiny little prick hole from when the nurse first drew blood from that tiny little foot! Not just babies, but the wrinkles of adult's hands. I promise you, you will not regret it. I've heard it so many times..."I should have done this when they were first born". No matter the age, anytime IS the right time... It's never too late!
Note: Although, this has been deeply satisfying for me, sadly not always fun. So even when I've been asked to cast a loved one who is passing or has passed, I do so with great honor and respect for those families.