Oh those sweet baby hands and feet! Teeny tiny toes and soft delicate hands are such a gift and yet they are gone so fast! Although I haven’t managed to fill in all of the details in my daughters’ baby books, the one thing I did make time for, was taking precious prints of their hands and feet. Took a couple of tries – OK 5 or 6 tries – but in the end we were successful on preserving a couple of “paint prints”.
Out of all the ways to preserve your baby’s footprints or hand prints, this has to be the most original and unique. Otete & Anyo (meaning Hand and Foot in Japanese) is the only company in the world that actually engraves your baby’s tiny hand print or foot print on the main body of a rubber stamp.
How does it work?
You send a scanned image of either the hand or foot, (or any print that has already been taken), to the company in Japan and they take care of the rest. After engraving the rubber with your baby’s prints, Otete & Anyo attaches it to an acrylic hand grip with your child’s name and birthday engraved on the body. Packaged in a beautiful box of Paulownia wood with a birth record card, and you have a keepsake that you’ll treasure for years to come!
Priced at 8,800 Japan Yen ($105.00 US at the current exchange rate), this is a bit of a splurge, but then again can you put a price on such a precious memory?
What do you think? Is this something you would try out with your baby or are you into the traditional “print on paper” technique?