Last­ing mem­o­ries with Mo­men­toes

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

When you welcome that new bun­dle of joy into the world, you want to be able to cap­ture ev­ery lit­tle mo­ment, and for that you can rely on Mo­men­toes.

Mo­men­toes is here to help you cap­ture those first mo­ments of life through hand and feet cast­ing.

Known for their im­pec­ca­ble qual­ity and pro­fes­sion­al­ism, Mo­men­toes can be found through­out Aus­tralia, Amer­ica and New Zealand. Closer to home and cater­ing to the needs of lo­cal par­ents is Marlen Dixon, cap­tur­ing those pre­cious mo­ments from Alexan­dra.

Marlen is able to cre­ate cast­ings of your new baby’s hands and feet in a very sim­ple, re­laxed process.

The mould is cre­ated around each hand and/or foot, then par­ents will choose which fram­ing and fin­ish­ing touches they would like. The fin­ished prod­uct then takes ap­prox­i­mately six to eight weeks to pro­duce.

Other cast­ing op­tions in­clude sib­ling cast­ings, and even full fam­ily cast­ings.

‘‘The par­ents usu­ally come to me with some­thing in mind, or we can dis­cuss the op­tions,’’ Marlen says.

Marlen un­der­went her train­ing for Mo­men­toes one year ago af­ter de­cid­ing she wanted to hone in on her cre­ative skills to ben­e­fit oth­ers.

The fran­chise was up for sale and she jumped at the chance.

Marlen loves cre­at­ing the cast­ings be­cause she says it’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber your chil­dren in each stage of their lives.

‘‘They [the cast­ings] are so pretty to look at and you for­get how small the chil­dren were... it’s nice to re­mind your­self of how small they were.’’

So far Marlen has com­pleted 20 cast­ings for clients, as well as sev­eral for her own three chil­dren as they grow.

Feed­back has been pos­i­tive, and Marlen looks for­ward to speak­ing with you about how best to cap­ture those spe­cial mem­o­ries.

Sim­ply phone 03 448 6157 or 0211 7700 22, or email cen­tralotago@mo­men­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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