Product Review & Giveaway – ByBaby Design a Special Keepsake For You and Your Child

About the Company (In Their Words)

Ours has all the makings of a great story: a chance meeting on a remote Pacific island thousands of miles away; a mother’s desperation. Intrigued? The story behind By Baby is as unique and special as our keepsakes.
In early 2001, before By Baby or any babies were a part of our worlds, Elissa Pignati and Jennifer Carroll met on the island of Moorea in Tahiti. Elissa was honeymooning with her husband Greg and Jen on a surfing adventure with her husband Quincy. We immediately clicked and were astounded to find out that we were from the same small town in Northern California! Our stars had crossed, and we instantly became great friends!
Two short years later, Jen had two little ones running around and Elissa gave birth to her first baby. Immediately, Elissa searched for a way to preserve her baby’s tiny hands and feet in high-quality, kiln-fired ceramic—reminiscent of the clay keepsakes she remembered from her childhood. The problem? Kiln-fired baby print keepsakes proved to be somewhat of a lost art form. And so, By Baby was born, initially in Elissa’s garage, out of a mommy’s need, with the hopes of filling a void in the emerging niche industry of posh baby keepsakes.

Jen loved Elissa’s idea of making high quality hand and footprint keepsakes, jumped in, and soon brought further inspiration to By Baby by joining in the partnership to bring quality keepsakes to the world. Also a entrepreneur, Jen is the spirit of By Baby as much as Elissa is its heart. We think of ourselves as mommies first and are proud to have joined a league of women who we respect: moms also mothering a business. Little did we know that a chance meeting in the Tahitian sunset would forge a great friendship AND a fun, rewarding business!

Our keepsakes reflect the pride we feel for our children and the home front, and the spirit that all moms embody as creators, pillars, friends, leaders, and pioneers. We hope that one day, when you are rocking your memories instead of a baby in your arms, you will look up at your keepsake and remember the exquisite experience of holding tiny hands in yours.
About the Product
By Baby’s ceramic handprint and footprint keepsakes are custom-made by the company and custom-designed by you, to look great in any posh nursery or child’s bedroom. Their hand and footprint impressions make a special and memorable keepsake for you or a great baby shower gift! Their Outdoor Garden Stone is sure to melt the heart of any gardener or special grandparent, and our unique barrette holders make a great birthday gift!

By Baby keepsakes are crafted of the highest quality materials by artists in our studio, allowing parents to capture the little prints of their babies, children, and pets in lifetime-quality ceramic clay. All of By Baby’s keepsake products are 100% customizable and personalized—from the shape and colors to the font, text and ribbon! By Baby is proud of the upscale quality and artistry of our keepsakes, and each piece exudes boutique-quality chic.

My Take on The Product
We just received our customized handprints today and we loved them. We ended up getting one individial hand for each of our girls and we just love the colors that we chose to make it work for our home.

The keepsake is of high quality and with this takes some effort on both yor part and the company. What this means is that the process to make this gift takes a bit of time (they say 4-6 weeks). My take on this is that quality takes time! I can say that to get the impression kit took only a few days and then after you send it back the time clock begins. For us it took out 5 weeks and it was worth the wait!

The company was very easy to work with and were friendly to talk with over the phone. I was very impressed by the variety of colors and custmization available.

This is a keepsake that we will treasure in our family for a long time to come!


How would you like to win a double print for yourself? I will be giving away one double hand print to a lucky reader! All you need to do is go to the website and look around and tell me what you liked best! The contest will run for one week and will end on April 30, 2010.
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