With the school year is in full swing and kids coming home with lots of fun art work, a Connecticut company is helping parents preserve their little artist’s work for years to come.
“Each one sparks a memory,” Christine Danforth, of Greenwich, said.
Danforth cherishes her children's art projects. But with four kids, she said the home gallery was starting to get cluttered.
“Over time, it was too sentimental to get rid of it,” Danforth said. “So it’s been stashed in bins in my basement.”
With all the art packed away, it can sometimes get torn and wrinkled.
“Books really gave the kids the ability to connect with their creativity over and over again,” Carolyn Lanzetta, who is the co-founder of Plum Print, said.
Danforth said she heard about a company called Plum Print that will take a child's art work and turn it into a coffee table book.
“It couldn't be easier,” Danforth said.
Plum Print sends a box to the customer, who will fill it with their child’s favorite art pieces and send it back to them. Employees at Plum Print put it all together in a one-of-a-kind book.
“Even the things that had sticks, and leaves, and noodles on it could actually be brought to life on the pages,” Danforth said.
Plum Print employees said their service allows parents extra time with their little ones.
“We know that parents of young kids, the one thing they don't have is extra time on their hands,” Lanzetta said.
So Plum Print does it all for their customers and many said they are pleased with the results.
“It's something that's forever,” Becca Bartels, of Darien, said.
Bartels said she is still going through the piles of art her boys have created and deciding which pieces should be featured in their Plum Print book.
Bartels said preserving her boy's art is a great way to bring the family together.
“Being able to just sit with grandma and grandpa, and be able to thumb through the book and see all their art work, I think it's really cool,” Bartels said.
Plum Print is launching a slew of new products. Shower curtains, throw pillows and note cards are great ways to proudly showcase a child's favorite pieces.
“Plum Print is really about preserving the creativity in children,” Lanzetta said.
Plum Print books make excellent gifts and duplicate books are half off.
For more information on Plum Print, click here.
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