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.


    Free activities for children this summer

    Free activities for children this summer

    Make a treasure hunt

    Take your little ones toys and hide them around the house. Tell them how many items they are looking for, give them a bucket to collect their “treasures” in, and spend an afternoon giggling together!


    Create a fort out of pillows and blankets

    Gather up any materials you can find such as pillows, blankets and cushions. They can set them up any way they want; the sky really is the limit. Once you have your fort ready to go, gather up some books and toys and play inside.


    Start a game of hide and seek

    This is an old one but a good one, and you can do it either indoors or out. If your children are very young, keep them in one general area.  If they are older, spread out a little.


    Have a party

    Turn on some music and encourage your children to get up and dance! Make it into game to see who can come up with the most creative moves. You may not feel like dancing when you first begin, but by the time you get moving, you will feel better. And, when you are thoroughly exhausted, you can elect yourself the judge and have your children perform for you.


    Get some fresh air

    Find a park or a path to walk on. Visit the ducks. Go to a playground to let your children run around. Search for bugs. There are so many things that you can see and do outside. Let your imagination be your guide (or, just defer to your children as they will have lots of great ideas!)


    Do some gardening

    Getting your hands dirty is fun for children of any age! Working in the garden is a great way to get rid of some excess energy, you don’t have to have a big garden to have fun. You can use your imagination and just water the grass or trees, if you have a back yard you could get some flower pots and plant some seeds. 


    Jobs in the kitchen

    Children want to copy you and your behaviour. So, if you have a job that needs to be done, get your little one involved. Ask them to help you load the dishwasher or wipe off the counter. You will get your work done and have a little fun in the process.


    Aug 20, 2016

    We have been doing a lot of garden games , messy play and baking during these holidays x

    Newcastle Family LIfe
    Aug 19, 2016

    All great ideas, we love making dens x

    Aug 18, 2016

    Great tips! We so need some of these for the remaining two weeks! With four children everything gets expensive, free days out are a must!

    five little doves
    Aug 18, 2016

    We love to do this all but our favourite is the hide and seek. My toddler loves it so much

    Aug 18, 2016

    I think it’s very important for children to play outside as long as possible and stay away from computers, phones and ipads. Socializing with other children is also very important while they grow up.

    Aug 17, 2016

    Some lovely ideas there, it is so easy to think that you have to spend money to keep the kids occupied but there are so many free things you can do which are just as much fun, if not more.

    Nikki Thomas
    Aug 17, 2016

    My kids are loving the garden at the moment. They also love playing hide and seek.

    Fashion and Style Police
    Aug 17, 2016

    Always great to have some ideas for what to do with the kids for free in the Summer. I love the idea of creating a fort, I used to make dens all the time as a kid.

    Mellissa Williams
    Aug 17, 2016

    I do love a good treasure hunt, they were always so much fun as kids x

    Aug 16, 2016

    I love these ideas. We regularly play hide and seek. I’ve never done a treasure hunt before so thanks for suggesting that. My daughter would love it x

    Kerry Norris

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