Capturing my daughters’ childhoods with fingerprint necklaces

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I often worry I’m not doing enough to capture my daughters’ fleeting childhoods: trimmings from first hair cuts, hand prints from daycare art projects, the baby hat they wore home from the hospital: tangible, tactile things that I can touch and feel, and that will remind me of their smallness when they’re not so small.

So when Suzanne Henderson, a fellow Kelowna mom and small business owner, contacted me about making personalized fingerprint necklaces for both of my kids, I jumped at the chance.

Henderson’s business, Smallprint Okanagan, is actually really cool. She makes handcrafted jewerly that literally captures the fingerprint of a loved one in silver. Read more.



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