How long will my order take?

For our standard delivery service:

Engraved 'More than words' Products - We aim to dispatch these personalised products within 5 working days of your order being placed.

Engraved 'Handprint' Products - We aim to dispatch these products within 5 working days of receiving your useable handprints.

Handmade Products - We aim to dispatch these products within 10 working days of receiving your order/useable handprints.

Standard delivery service is sent via Royal Mail Tracked 48

How do I take prints for my handprint/fingerprint order?

We are able to use any prints that you already have, which may have been taken with paint, ink or invisible ink. If you don't have any prints that you would like to use, then all of our handprint products offer you the option to order a FREE handprint taking kit when you place your order. These kits are really easy to use and less messy than using paint!

Once you've taken your prints you can send them to us via post (there is a freepost envelope included with your kit). We do recommend that you send your prints back via email though, as it is quicker and safer to do so, it also means you can keep the original prints as a keepsake. You can either scan your prints, or take a high resolution photo with your phone and send them to studio@bellaandbow.co.uk.

How do I use prints that I already have?

We simply need a copy of the prints that you already have. You can either scan the prints or take a high resolution photo and email them to studio@bellaandbow.co.uk. Alternatively, you can photocopy them and send them via post to our studio:

Bella & Bow Ltd, 3b The Common, Parbold, Lancashire, WN8 7DA.

Can I return/exchange my item or cancel an order?

Goods that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements are non-refundable, unless faulty. All other items can be returned if they are in their original packaging, please contact us within 7 days to arrange any returns. 

Please see here for our full returns ad cancellation policy.

    How do I upload prints that I already have?

    For our handprint products, you are able to upload a jpeg (photo) file with your order. Use the 'upload prints' facility when you pick your product options. If you have more than one image to send us, then please email them to studio@bellaandbow.co.uk, using your order number as a reference.

    My item has not arrived on time, what should I do?

    Once an order has been dispatched via Royal Mail you should receive a confirmation shipping email. Your order can be tracked here http://www.royalmail.com/ . If you are unable to receive your delivery, then the postman will usually put it thorough your door or leave a delivery card. If the item is not received by the confirmed date, please check with the local depot. Occasionally deliveries may be delayed during busy periods such as Christmas. Unfortunately we have no control over delays that are due to Royal Mail. Please be patient if this is the case and keep tracking the item via the Royal Mail website.

    What do I do if I'm not happy with the prints that i've taken?

    There are very few handprints that we are unable to use, and most of the time we can clean up any smudges that are made during the print taking process. If you are unhappy with the prints that you've taken, then please send us a photo or scan of them anyway, along with a note explaining that you would like us to take a look at them for you. We can normally edit them and send a copy back to you to check before processing your order.

    If you would prefer to order a replacement kit to take another set of prints, then they are available to purchase via our website.

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    Baby Keepsake Ideas

    Baby Keepsake Ideas

    Baby keepsake ideas

    The birth of a baby is a truly special event. Whether it’s your own baby or that of a friend or family member, you’ll want to celebrate the birth of the new arrival and mark the special occasion with a beautiful baby keepsake. 

    But it isn’t always easy knowing what would make for a great baby keepsake. So, if you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy, here are some ideas to help you narrow down your options.

    Handmade baby keepsakes

    If you’re looking to find a unique baby keepsake gift, a handmade creation could be a good option for you. There are so many things you can create yourself - from blankets and quilts through to toys and playmats. There are some cute ideas over on The Idea Room website. You’ll particularly love the Rag Quilt Alphabet Letters and also the Baby Monthly Onesies. Whilst over on the Felt Magnet website, you’ll find links for 50 handmade keepsakes - including the incredibly cute Baby Birdie Mobile and the Onesie Cupcakes.

    Crafty keepsakes

    Crafty keepsake gift ideas can come in many different shapes and sizes. There are crafty keepsakes for the parents, as well as ones designed just for baby. Keepsake boxes are the most obvious choice, and you’ll find a whole host of options over on the Etsy website. You could also create your own baby gift box over on the Not On The High Street website. Whilst you’re visiting the website, check out the crafty keepsakes for baby too. Some good options include Baby’s First Sensory Watermat, the Personalised Baby Building Blocks, and the Personalised Wooden Train Set

    Handprint jewellery baby keepsakes

    But if you want a lasting reminder of your baby’s birth, you have to opt for handprint jewellery keepsakes. They’re not only gorgeous, but they’re also truly unique. Each piece of jewellery features a tiny hand or footprint of your little one, so you can always keep them close to you. 

    Why not opt for a leather handprint bracelet or a chunky square handprint keyring for the proud new father? Your baby’s hand and footprint can take centre stage on the front, along with their name, plus you can also include a short message on the back. They both have plenty of room for engraving. In fact, the keyring can have up to eight names and hand or footprints on it - making perfect if you’ve had twins or triplets!

    For the new mum, a beautiful piece of jewellery is the perfect baby keepsake. Options include this pretty large handprint heart necklace. It has room for up to three names and hand or footprints on it and a short message on the back. Alternatively, opt for a handprint heart charm bead. Available in three colour options, you can also customise it in several different ways. 

    A handprint jewellery keepsake is not only practical; it’s a beautiful way of celebrating a baby's birth. With a wide range of available options - from wallet inserts through to hanging star tree decorations, there’s sure to be something to suit your taste. You can check out our entire range of handprint jewellery here.

    Tips for entertaining the kids in the summer holidays

    Tips for entertaining the kids in the summer holidays

    The summer holidays are just around the corner. It’s an exciting time for the kids as they’re breaking away from school for a much-needed break. But for parents, it can be a little on the stressful side! 

    Because keeping your kids entertained for the summer break isn’t always easy. Ideas can run short, and coming up with new ways to encourage them to have fun, may be in short supply.

    A little bit of forward planning is key to a successful summer holiday. And it always helps to be forearmed with a few different entertainment options. So if you’re looking for inspiration, here are a  few tips for entertaining kids in the summer holidays.

    Entertain the kids by taking them on days out

    If you’re looking for something the whole family will enjoy, schedule in a few days out. Getting outside is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs and burn off excess energy. It’s also a great way to get in some sneaky education or discover a new passion. Check out the Day Out With The Kids website for a searchable list of days out, based on location or interest.

    Kids craft ideas for the summer holidays

    It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to entertain the kids during summer. Crafting is a great way to keep the costs down, especially as they can get so much use out of any craft materials you buy. But if you’re looking for creative activity ideas, there are so many options to choose from. 

    If you’re looking for some outdoor fun, check out the 25 ideas over on the Andreas Notebook website. The sun print cards and acrylic paint sun prints are both excellent ideas, but I’m sure the kids will particularly enjoy creating the catapult painting and using the erupting chalk paints!

    Ideas to keep the kids entertained during any rainy days

    The beauty of crafting is it can be easily done inside, making it a perfect activity for when it’s raining. The Good Housekeeping website has a range of crafts for elementary-aged kids, including cute seashell crabs and crafty garlands. It’s also worth checking out Hobbycraft’s website too - especially the cone giraffes and minion stones! Whilst over on the Happiness Is Homemade website, you will find 25 quick and easy craft ideas that can be done in under 30 minutes.

    But why not opt to use the rainy day as inspiration for your crafting? The Creative Family Fun website has a range of rain-themed craft ideas to try out. You could also try embracing the rain and going out in it to create something. The Verywell Family website suggests having fun with puddles, both for fun and educational purposes. Ideas include floating tiny boats and creating a chalk-based rainbow to see how the rain interacts with the colours.

    The summer holidays are nearly here, but you’ll never run out of entertainment ideas if you follow the ideas above. Work your way through them all, and as a bonus, don’t forget to download our keepsake printable! Simply print it off and let your kids colour it in. You’ll be able to download a copy here.

    Wedding keepsake ideas

    Wedding keepsake ideas

    As any couple will tell you, your wedding day will go by so fast. It’s a day you’re going to remember long after it’s ended. But it’s also nice to have a wedding keepsake to mark the occasion. 

    Wedding keepsakes are things that help you hold onto those memories. It’s a gift that you can buy for yourself, can be gifted personally between bride and groom, or something a family member or guest gifts to them. So if you’re looking for some beautiful wedding keepsake ideas, check out the following options.

    Wedding keepsake ideas for the bride

    Jewellery makes for a great wedding keepsake. It’s not only discreet, but it’s also something that can be personalised with the happy couple’s initials, the date of their wedding and even their fingerprints. Here are a few popular options to choose from.

    Fingerprint charms make for a perfect keepsake

    This fingerprint heart charm bead comes in various options - silver, rose gold plating or yellow gold plating. Opting to have the groom's fingerprint on the front makes for a romantic gesture and ensures the couple are always close to each other. 

    Fingerprint necklace wedding keepsake

    The silver disc charm on this necklace has room on the front to house the groom's fingerprint in a beautiful heart detail. You can have a special few words engraved on the back or opt for names and the wedding date.

    Silver ball handprint bracelet with heart charm

    This silver ball handprint bracelet comes with a choice of charm; however, we think the heart charm would make for a charming wedding keepsake. It’s slightly different to the other keepsake jewellery pieces, as it enables you to capture both the bride and groom’s handprint on the front.

    Wedding keepsake ideas for the groom

    It isn’t always easy to select a wedding keepsake idea for the groom, but we think there are a few great suggestions here. Cufflinks make for a traditional choice, whilst the bracelet gives you a modern option and the keyring a practical one. So read on, as we’re sure there’s something available to suit all grooms!

    Cufflinks are a great keepsake for the groom

    Cufflinks make for a more traditional wedding keepsake idea. These oval stainless steel ones come with personalisation options. You can choose to have the bride's fingerprint on the front of one and a short message or date on the other. Both will also have the groom's initials on them too. They’re also presented in a chrome engravable presentation box - which is perfect for displaying a short congratulatory message.

    Leather fingerprint bracelet - a great wedding keepsake idea

    This men’s leather fingerprint bracelet comes with various options, making it perfect for a wedding keepsake. You can choose to have both the bride and groom's fingerprints on the clasp, along with their wedding date on the other half. There’s also space for a secret message inside the clasp too.

    Stainless steel oval fingerprint keyring

    This chunky stainless steel keyring has plenty of room on both sides. This means you can easily add a fingerprint and name on each side - perfect for the bride and groom.