TheBabyHandprintCo

Baby & Child Hand and Footprint Ceramic Keepsakes

Murrieta, California 3759 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (527)

TheBabyHandprintCo

Baby & Child Hand and Footprint Ceramic Keepsakes

Murrieta, California | 3759 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hello Everyone and thank you for your patience

So sorry for the long delay. We are saying good bye to our native CA. home and making the move out of state. I had to shut down my shop to finish orders, break down my art room, pack up and sell our home. Our house finally sold YAY! and we have found a home in Allen, Texas.

We are happy to be in our new home but unfortunately there is no room for a kiln like we had in our old garage and will be now in our new workroom we are building. Will be delayed till sometime in October or so

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 21, 2019

Hello Everyone and thank you for your patience

So sorry for the long delay. We are saying good bye to our native CA. home and making the move out of state. I had to shut down my shop to finish orders, break down my art room, pack up and sell our home. Our house finally sold YAY! and we have found a home in Allen, Texas.

We are happy to be in our new home but unfortunately there is no room for a kiln like we had in our old garage and will be now in our new workroom we are building. Will be delayed till sometime in October or so

The Baby Handprint Company

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About TheBabyHandprintCo

Sales 3,759
On Etsy since 2010

The Baby Handprint Company Creates Lasting Keepsakes of your Baby to Love Forever!!

Hello! My name is Debbie and I create lasting childhood memory prints. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have two precious daughters who are my inspiration. I have worked with ceramic clay, since I was introduced as a child in Girl Scouts, then again in H.S and University. The Baby Handprint Company was born after my two babies were very young and I wanted to find a special way to hold on to their cherished hand and footprints forever. I began creating handprint impressions and pop out handprints in my ceramic studio before sending out to Moms all over. I began sending Handprint mold kits out on etsy to offer mothers all over the world wonderful cherished memories that I have enjoyed myself.

Preserving your baby's hand and footprints is a wonderful way to make time stand still. It is amazing to see the change in size of a baby's hand or foot as they grow. It will be wonderful to look back for many generation's to come. Ceramic clay hand and footprints make wonderful gifts for Baby Shower's, Birthdays and Holiday's for family and friends.



The Baby Handprint Company is a passion for the love of family and the cherished bond we have with our children. I have combined my two passions in life, Children and Art.

Shop members

  • Debbie Varas

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    BFA Artist, ECE Teacher, Wife & Mother. My pride is my children and love of art. I can't think of anything better than to create memories for families and unique and special keepsakes for all. Love to hear from you with your ideas and questions.

  • Me , Myself and I

    Owner, Designer, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on March 10, 2019
Hello... Welcome to a unique experience of custom, personalized ceramic hand and footprints. Cherished keepsakes of your loved ones to keep for a lifetime.

Ceramics are unique and an art. This is not manufactured work, it is homemade and each individual piece will have it's own look that is similar to picture. Ceramics are breakable and this is not science this is art. Each piece is not manufactured and may look a little different and after fired in kiln it is up to the kiln gods how they turn out. Touches of dotting, marks or paint strokes may appear but this makes your piece unique and handmade. I would hope there would not be a problem, but things do occur in kiln that are uncontrollable. I will need a picture of broken item or return of item within days of receiving.
I will gladly replace your custom order if broken. Similar time frame will apply to receive new one. All work is 100% Ceramic and Kiln fired twice unless otherwise mentioned in description.


Once you place an order for our ceramic handprints, I will send out a non toxic mold kit that will capture the perfect print with the help of Mommy and Daddy and will show the beautiful detail of the child's hand and footprint. I then will send out mold print kit. Easy instructions are sent to make the perfect print. When finishing this process, you will then ship the mold back with your order form naming your choice of shape, design, color and writing style. Please return order form ALL filled out since I work off the order form best results. Once I receive the handprints, I transfer it to ceramic in a way that allows it to keep its detail. After the initial kiln bisque firing, glaze of your choice is painted and the plaque is kiln fired again. There is some shrinkage. The process in whole takes approximately 10- 12 weeks from time I receive your mold. Much time is due to transferring, cutting, etching, detailing, drying, cleaning, kiln firing twice, glaze painting and finishing with writing baby information on back (sticker) on plaque or etched with smaller ornaments and adding sheer ribbon and securely packaging up to bwisen't out.
I will either write personalized information on back about your child's birth using a sticker or etch on small items with less writing. Size of plaque and age will determine amount written also.

I believe the best time to capture prints for a baby is between 1 month and 12 months when babies have some extra flesh to see all the wrinkles in hand and foot

I need molds and order form back within 1-2 months after you receive kit. I will accept after that but may be delayed especially around holidays.

Christmas Date may change so order early.

Personalized Christmas Orders MUST be purchased by Oct 3 due to increase orders. Please return mold by Oct 15 ( Date may change so please check back)

You may still purchase any personalized ornament, plaque with knowledge you will receive appropriately 12 weeks and after Holidays.

Prints mold kits are prepared 1-5 days and then shipped The usual time frame is 1 - 4 days to receive.
Custom orders take approximately 10 - 12 weeks and may be shorter or longer.

I have the right to refuse service if needed


Shrinkage occurs with hand and footprints and will not be the actual size. Due to mold and clay having water that will eventually evaporate and dry. Most customers do not notice because their child is growing at the same time.

I do not accept returns, exchanges or cancellations but please contact me if there are any concerns

Gift cards from etsy are now available to order for family and friends.

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Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Ceramics are breakable and this is not science this is art. Each piece is not manufactured and may look a little different and after fired in kiln it is up to the kiln gods how they turn out. Touches of dotting, marks or paint strokes may appear but this makes your piece unique and handmade. I would hope there would not be a problem, but things do occur in kiln that are uncontrollable. I will need a picture of broken item or return of item within days of receiving.
I will gladly replace your custom order if broken. Similar time frame will apply to receive new one.
Payment
I welcome Paypal, credit cards, and money orders as method of payment. I will begin order when I receive money order.
Shipping
First class US Postal Service and Priority are my first method and depending on shipping on occassion ground. I will bubble wrap and take care to package well, so there is no breakage. 1- 5 days to process kit and shipping takes approximately 1- 4 days. Custom orders will be approximately 10 - 12 weeks. I like to recycle boxes, so I use on occasion used boxes. Once a package leaves my hands it is no longer in my control and that I rely on USPS information for tracking. If it is somehow lost in the mail, together we can work with United States Post Office to figure out problem. Please send the correct address for me to send to or you will be responsible for a new kit/ order.
Custom Order becomes void after 12 months.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ceramics are very tricky and sometimes the kiln can create oddities that are out of our control, cracks can occur or glazing colors come out different. When this occurs I can redo a piece. Hand and footprints on final pieces will not be actual size. There is shrinkage.

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Privacy
You name and address is kept private. Baby info is kept private

More information

Last updated on Mar 10, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Each listing can be customized to your liking. Choose colors you will find in listing pictures. I have most popular colors listed in my picture of heart chart and if you still like more options there are more colors to choose from. You have writing options to etch or stamp. I can paint on if you prefer too. You may want to match a plaque or ornament you have done in past so all you need to do is show me your past work. I will do my best to match it. Many of my plaques can come with a border if you like and I will send out paper with border options and writing options. if you have a new idea for plaque , ornament or border let me know and we can work on it together.
Important to fill out ALL INFO. On order form and verify ALL INFO.please

Special Information

I work off my order form that you are to return. Please fill out all info, and add all detail needed for plaque and verify all info. If you forget you will need to send separately. I will not be responsible for your work if info is not on order form.

When conversing in conversation please try to keep all conversation in same thread. One thread because multiple threads will become confusing and may lead to misinformation on your order. I will not be responsible for your work if I miss a conversation due to multiple threads.

Shipping includes sending out mold and the final piece to you. You are responsible to send back mold to me. Care instructions

I prepare and make your kit 1 - 5 days and I send out kit first class that will take 3 -4 days. I work from order form you fill out and return with mold. The date I receive is the beginning of the time frame . No rush orders, it is impossible to rush. Ceramic clay has to naturally dry on it's own or it can crack. I create pieces in bulk to kiln fire so it takes more time. Because of Holidays length of time for shipping mold and final piece can be delayed. 10 weeks as of now. LOVE plaque , specialty plaques, and large pieces need to be ordered by Sept. 29 and returned by Oct 8-10

Sizing details

This is for parents who's child fall outside the growth norm and are either smaller or larger on growth chart. Your child may be 7 - 8 months and still fit a 6 month ornament if your child is in the 25% of growth chart or just the opposite is true and your child is in the 90% in growth and is 6 months, he or she may have larger measurements than the ornament. if you are wanting a hand and footprint plaque please trace hand and foot next to each other and measure the total outside width and length. In main listings I have measurements of plaques to give you size. personally I think 1 - 6 months and even to 12 months baby has most flesh and more wrinkles to show in clay

Can I order more from my same mold later?

Yes you can. What is great is the mold only gets better and harder over time. I hold onto your mold for 1 year. I have a high rate of re orders from customers after they have ordered their first plaque or ornaments. Many give as gifts to grandparents.

About mold kit

Order form, directions, wax paper, Non toxic easy soft mold to use . Mold will keep for a long time if left unopen. Once opened you will need to use, but you can still package back up well to last longer if needed. If ever sticky it has become to warm/soft you will need to leave it alone and check on it until it cools down. If feels hard just knead to soften. Non toxic material that will need time to dry before sending back. Should feel like a hard sponge and you should not be able to stick a finger into and leave a mark anymore. Please do not package back up into plastic baggie it will tend to soften and not continue to dry. You are responsible to ship back mold.

Discounts

I have a mold discount. I discount on multiple orders when using the same mold. This is the only discount I have because my pricing is one of the best you will find online.

These custom orders take a lot of time Why?

Yes I know and how I wish I could speed up the process. The main reason is the drying time the clay has to go through. All clay has to dry completely and this takes time, otherwise there will be breakage in kiln. Also I am working on not just a few pieces, but many to be fired in a kiln not once but twice. Each pieces need to be cleaned before a kiln firing and then cooled down after kiln before they can even come out. Then I individual paint and detail each ornament / keepsake plaque to get ready for the final glaze firing. Finally the last touches of ribbon, writing and packaging of each special keepsake before it makes it's way to you. Please note this is not a science and is artwork. Perfectly imperfect that may slightly differ

When Ordering prints for child

Please be aware that most listings have a size age limit. I use age mainly as a estimate for sizing but be aware of your child’s size if they fall outside the norm and let me know so I send right amount of mold. Besure to read in description and add in buyers notes child's age in months and name for order. I will not send out kit until I have this info. if you think there is a possibility your child may be able to fit a listing because they may just fall outside the age limit please talk to me. We can discuss it because child may fit or not fit depending on where they are on Dr. growth chart.

What are working Vacations?

I take time to spend in my art studio working on custom orders to keep up with orders I have so I do not have to raise prices or have longer time frames for my customers. When I am taking orders I spend time answering questions and making individual print kits to send out otherwise.