WHEN IS THE BEST AGE TO CAST?
The quick answer to that is – RIGHT NOW – make a booking at impressive Memories today – click here! Quickest blog I’ve ever written. The End.
Oh, if only it was that simple, but the thing is…It’s too late to capture today, if it’s already tomorrow.
“I wish I’d done this when they were smaller”
“I’d give anything to hold those new born feet again”
“You forget how small they were, so quickly, don’t you?”.
But when is the best age? – well it depends – I’m not being noncommittal. It depends on what you are casting, and WHY.
- Why do you want life casts?
- Why now?
- Why might waiting be better?
- Why should you NOT wait?
There are no age limitations on my life castings.
What I can’t do is pause time, or go back in time…that would be pretty clever…
Being prepared and being organised is the key to successfully holding onto YOUR Impressive Memories.
I noticed on a website that the caster wouldn’t cast babies older than 6 months, “due to them being unsuitable” – Who is not suitable? The child or the caster?
Another company claim that babies who “don’t cooperate” will have to pay extra if more casting material is needed, AND return another day! – I would never expect my customer to pay extra because thier baby had wriggled! On occassion I have asked customers to return if I feel their casts are not impressive enough. Usually I know before you leave if the cast will be succesful, but not always. If I wouldn’t be happy to hand over the cast to someone, or to receive it myself, then it gets redone.
If Grandparents are also keen to have casts and keepsakes, it’s a good idea to do them at different ages to yours. If you have newborn casts taken, they could wait until baby is 6 months old…then you can compare and see how they’ve grown.
Will this be a one off experience? Or are you planning to return for more casts at a later date?
Where will you display your casts? Are they just for you to see or do you want the world to know how impressive your memories are?
When you look at them, how will they make you feel? Are you sad to see those tiny hands and feet grow or are you desperate to reach the next stage?
Life casting is as much about the story and the people, as it is about the finished article.
Meeting new people, and welcoming families back – one of the best parts of my business.
In the last few weeks I have cast new born babies who arrived in the world weighing less than 3lbs. I’ve travelled to home visits to cast a dad and doting daughter, because time is precious. Met a solicitor, working on horrific child cruelty court case. She brought me her nephew to cast. She hugged him just a little bit tighter, trying to understand the reality that not all babies are cherished.
Yesterday I was creating the most stunning piece of jewellery for a friend that is a story of her fostering memories within a bracelet – more about that soon!! And I’ve helped a daughter wear a fingerprint in silver – a memory of her mum who passed suddenly just days before. Families have come back with the latest addition on the exact same day they cast their first child. I’ve had messages at 3am from mums who just gave birth – still not announced to their family – but making a booking to have their casts taken!
I also cast my first international wedding couple who were preparing for their Scottish wedding celebration before returning back to Serbia. (If anyone is planning a trip to Serbia, let me know…we still need a method to safely transport it back to them!)
My work is an emotional rollercoaster!! No wonder I feel so exhausted!! (But I love it)
YES, BUT WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CAST?
I don’t think there is such a thing! Whatever you cast, and whenever I cast it, we are taking a tangible snapshot of that moment. Here are some of the benefits and possible disadvantages of casting different ages.
Hope this has helps you to decide when to capture YOUR Impressive Memories. Have you had a look through my Q&A page? It’s full of information that will hopefully interest you.
Have an Impressive Day,