How do I get fingerprints or handwriting to you?

Fingerprints - 

Q. How do I get the prints to you? Do the people have to come to the shop?

A. We just need an ink print. We have kits that you can pick up or we can send to you or your loved ones, or if you have an existing ink print we can use that! Of course you're always welcome to come to the shop to have the prints taken by us. 

The photo below shows what we would ideally like the prints to look like. (with the green circles below)

Q. My loved ones prints were taken at a funeral home. Will these work? 

A. Yes. If they were taken on paper, you can scan and email the prints to or bring in the hard copy of the prints for us to scan. You'll get the originals back right away. We can also use fingerprints digitally taken at funeral homes. You can generally receive a digital copy of these via email from the funeral home. We can contact the funeral home on your behalf if you'd like. Please call us at 605-695-3997 or use our contact form to get in touch with us. 

Here are some links on how to take prints of specific ages of people and pets.

Fingerprints of children age 0-6 with the ink pad method. If you get a kit from us with a small ink pad and you are taking prints of children aged 0-6 years old, this is the video you should watch.


Fingerprints and Full Handprints of children age 0-6 with the applicator method. If you get a kit with special reactive paper and towelettes or a white rectangle applicator this is the video for you!


How to take fingerprints ages 6+ including adults.


Handwriting - Artwork - Drawings - Pet Keepsakes 


We can take actual handwriting from your loved ones and create spectacular keepsakes! Whether it's a love letter, a card from Mom and Dad, or that first time your little one wrote "I love mommy" we can make a gift that you'll love to wear or be proud to give as a gift. 

We can make the writing larger or smaller, and we can piece it together as needed. For instance, if you want "love Grandma" and you like "love" from one card, and "Grandma" from another card, we can do that! 

You can bring in the original handwriting and we will scan it and give you back the original documents right away, or you can photograph (yes, even a photo from your smart phone will work!) or scan the handwriting and email that to us at

If you have questions about any of this, go to our contact us page to get in touch or call us at 605-695-3997. 



Is your child a Picasso in the making? We can take those drawings and doodles and make them into wearable masterpieces! We can shrink down the artwork so any size will work. We will scan the artwork and give you back the original right away or you can photograph or scan the artwork and email that to us at


Pet Keepsakes

We can take your pet's pawprint, or nose print for a keepsake and we can also do a mold of your pet's nose. The mold of the nose is actual size and they hold a lot of detail. These are generally pretty thick and heavy. Here is an example of this style that is done with the mold. We price these after we create the keepsake and they range in price from $175+ for a very small dog with the average cost for the nose portion being $250-280 and very large dogs being closer to $300+. I do like to wait to give you final pricing for the impression until I have the mold back as sometimes the mold for a small dog is larger than expected or smaller than expected for a larger breed. 

All chains, charms etc. would add to the cost.        

 Click here to watch the video of how to take the mold of the nose. 


For the pawprint and nose prints, we use the same inkless kits that we offer for fingerprints, so you can get what you need without having a pet running around with ink on their paws. We then take the prints and can make them larger or smaller. This way, for instance, you can get your black lab's paw print on a charm smaller than the size of a dime if you wish. Cute right?! 

Click here to watch the video on how to take the paw prints and this style of nose prints with our kits. 



We can also use a mold like this that you may have from the Veterinarian's office. We would need you to bring this mold to us at the shop. We are able to shrink the paw print down from the original size of the mold.