How long will my order take?

For our standard delivery service:

Engraved 'More than words' Products - We aim to dispatch these personalised products within 10 working days of your order being placed.

Engraved 'Handprint' Products - We aim to dispatch these products within 10 working days of receiving your useable handprints.

Standard delivery service is sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For
For our Express Service- We aim to dispatch 3 working days from receiving your usable prints/artwork and the order will be posted with Royal Mail Special Next Day Delivery by 1pm.

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

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 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, 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 . 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.


    Christmas traditions when the kids are small

    Christmas traditions when the kids are small

    There’s so much to love about Christmas! But it’s often the Christmas traditions that can be replicated and passed down that are valued the most. They provide the best of holiday memories and an easy way to create something special within your family.


    But all traditions have to start somewhere. So if you’re looking for a little inspiration, here are 10 Christmas traditions that deserve to be remembered and repeated every year.


    #1: Leaving food out for Santa

    One of the most endearing and long-lasting Christmas traditions is leaving some food for Santa. Opt for mince pies or cake, along with a glass of milk or brandy - and don’t forget something for the reindeer! You can put out carrots or opt for something a little more creative, such as specially made ‘reindeer food’.


    #2: Elf on a shelf - a firm Christmas traditions favourite

    A firm favourite since 2005. Check out our recent article: Elf on the shelf ideas to help get you started. And it’s worth remembering - your elf doesn’t always have to be on a shelf.


    #3: Christmas Eve box

    Letting everyone open a gift on Christmas eve is a great way to release some of that excitement before the big day. It’s also a good idea to keep them occupied whilst you’re doing last-minute Christmas preparation. Why not give them matching PJs, snacks and a Christmas film to watch?


    #4: Family Photo Shoot

    We’re always taking casual snaps of our family, but when was the last time you dressed up for the occasion? This annual tradition can help change that and give you a lovely memory to cherish.


    #5: Handmade Christmas cards

    Handmade Christmas cards are always fun to create and fun to receive. Why not let the children make special cards for grandparents, friends and each other.


    #6: Christmas traditions get fashionable

    The wearing of Christmas jumpers. Whether you opt for ugly or pretty, fashionable or faddy, it’s up to you - the only rule is you have to wear your jumper all day!


    #7: Make Christmas cookies

    Christmas cookies don’t have to be complicated, but they have to be colourful. So follow a simple recipe and buy lots of decorating options for your children to get a little creative.


    #8: Christmas breakfast

    It’s always nice to encourage your children to enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and Christmas breakfast is a fun way to do that. Opt for pancakes and fruit or go all-in on a cooked breakfast.


    #9: Christmas giving to those in need

    This is a simple way to incorporate giving into your Christmas period. Let your children collect together the toys they no longer play with and leave them in a spare Christmas sack under the tree.


    #10: Practice gratitude

    Practising gratitude is something we all want our children to do, so actively promote it during the festive season. Encourage them to create handwritten notes of thanks before dinner, thanking others for their gifts. You can then post them or hand-deliver them between Christmas and New Year.


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