Category Archives: The Keepsake Co. News

Christmas at the Keepsake Co

Christmas at the Keepsake Co

Christmas is a busy time of year for keepsake businesses.  For all of us, it is a time for family, creating and capturing precious memories, and of course magical for little ones. All of the businesses we work with and support have been putting a huge amount of effort into making Christmas special for all of their customers. From more established artists celebrating their highest ever turnover, to newer businesses making a name for themselves, we’re really proud of them all. 

The Wishing Jar Christmas Stall

The Wishing Jar Christmas Stall

We’ve been sharing lots of photos on our Facebook page of some beautiful orders being sent out to lucky customers. Each of our keepsake artists decides on their own product range, so there has been an amazing variety of lovely lovely things.
But what’s it like when you are starting out? Well, when you start a keepsake business with us, we don’t just leave you to get on with it.  We provide all the help and support you need to get you set up (branding, design, website, social media, product training and more) and then, along with our mega supportive Facebook group, answer questions along the way.
Dotty About Phoebe Christmas Stall

Dotty About Phoebe Christmas Stall

Like everywhere else, Christmas has been the hot topic in recent weeks for all of our talented artists. Christmas stalls have been one area of discussion, and we wanted to share photos from three amazing businesses who only set up this year. Dotty About Phoebe, The Wishing Jar, and Two Green Lane, have all held beautiful stalls recently.

They worked incredibly hard to make them a success, and were also helped by some top tips from our other keepsake artists about what items to take, ways to display products, how to encourage people to sign up to an email list, and gentle sales techniques.

Two Green Lane Christmas Stall

Two Green Lane Christmas Stall

December has been frantic for most of our members. But the lovely thing about running your own business is that you decide when you finish for Christmas. Our artists have set their own Christmas order deadlines so they can ensure they complete all of their work in time to enjoy their chosen amount of time off with family and friends.

We wish all of them and all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Husband and wife business team…introducing Tiny Toerags

Husband and wife business team…introducing Tiny Toerags

Tiny Toerags is our first husband and wife run keepsake business. Set up in Bolton by Stacy and Paul, they run the company together, fitting their business commitments around shift work. Here Stacy explains more about them and their new business: “We decided to opt for a keepsake business as I just love personalised gifts, inContinue Reading

Black Friday offers from the Keepsake Association members.

Black Friday offers from the Keepsake Association members.

We’ve put together a selection of the best offers from some of our fantastic keepsake artists for Black Friday, some still have slots to make jewellery for Christmas, others can offer gift packs and vouchers that will make amazing presents, and scroll down for downloadable keepsakes you can make yourself at home. Last chance forContinue Reading

The Magic of Christmas – The Best UK Christmas Adverts

The Magic of Christmas – The Best UK Christmas Adverts

Christmas must be close now that we’re seeing all the fantastic Christmas adverts. Our expectations are are set so high, and this year’s have not disappointed so far. Two of the most recently released from Warburtons and Sainsburys are brilliant, and must be the top contenders this year.

As we’ve come over all Christmassy and nostalgic, we’re running a little giveaway. Head over to our Facebook page and let us know which Christmas advert is your favourite and we’ll enter you in a prize draw; five lucky people will each win a £10 gift voucher to spend on the keepsake of your choice.

Why do we love Christmas adverts so much? The good ones manage to capture what Christmas is all about: celebrating as a family, wanting to buy or make something special for the ones we love, and spending quality time with those we are closest to….Continue Reading

Monthly Member Spotlight – Creating something special with a Lasting Touch

After being made redundant from her previous job, Gemma launched Lasting Touch Gemma Illman has always loved working with children and new parents. Gemma (affectionately known as Gem) needed something with very flexible hours to fit around the school run and her husband’s shifts, something that would allow her to easily have time off forContinue Reading

Monthly Member Spotlight – Capture, Create & Cherish with Bella and Bow

Here at The Keepsake Company, we are fortunate enough to work with some great creative businesses, keepsake artists and photographers (just like the guest of our post today: Bella and Bow.) We wanted an opportunity to really support and highlight these in the extended Keepsake family, so today we are launching our new Monthly MemberContinue Reading

Caterpillar Keepsakes

Caterpillar Keepsakes – How it all began…. A couple of nights ago after a particularly hectic day! I sat down on the sofa waiting for my favourite programme to start. I had about 10 minutes to spare so I picked up my laptop with the intention of doing a little work organising some new marketing images whenContinue Reading

Start your own Keepsake Business

It is with great pleasure that we would like to introduce you to a wonderful lady called Kim, who has recently decided to start her own Keepsake business! We hope you enjoy Kim’s powerful & inspiring story and if this makes you as excited as Kim or you would just like to know a bitContinue Reading

The Keepsake Company – Research Update

Hello there, hope you are all good & feeling perky despite these dark, cold January mornings The Keepsake Company News! Ok, so a quick update on what has now become a frenzy of excitement here in The Keepsake Company office. Victoria’s secret meetings with very important looking people & countless conference calls continue and TheContinue Reading