n the lifetime between, we experience much of the world through touch: the guiding hands of a parent, the trusted grip of a friend, the warm caress of a loved one, the compassionate soothing of a caregiver. We remember the
physical connections when time and distance, even death, separate us from the people we love.
At Finlay we help people capture and preserve the touch of their family
members and friends at all ages and stages of the life cycle. From two
dimensional ink prints that you or a service provider takes, we create cast keepsakes. The resulting Thumbie Keepsake is three dimensional, inviting you to touch and feel the ridges of the print of your loved one. The back side is finished with personalized engraving that further echoes the connections you share.
We create keepsakes of the people and the times we want to remember. We gather them for ourselves. Some we discard as the dust gathers; others we save to pass to our children and grandchildren.
Thumbies Footprints and Handprints
There are few things as irresistible as keepsakes that capture the tiny
footprints or handprints of our children.
Strong, Clear Prints of Youth
The fingerprints of young people are clear, the ridges well defined. With milestones, such as birthdays and weddings, Thumbies help families deal with their leaving the nest.
Life –Lines Crossing Adult Prints
Adult Prints are criss-crossed with life lines and marked by scars of daily life. These clearly distinguish their prints and Thumbies remind us of all they have done for us.
Prints of the Elderly and the Deceased
As people near the end of life, the ridges of their prints grow fainter and the life-lines more pronounced. We imagine their keepsakes telling stories of their lives. We honour them.
My Treasured Possession
My son, 13 year old Blake died suddenly approximately three years ago and one of my most treasured possessions was the fingerprint necklace charm that I had. Please I pray that I can reorder another one ASAP. Anytime I wanted to feel a little closer to him I would hold it tight and talk to him. If you could please contact me I would be eternally grateful.
Thank you from the bottom of a broken hearted mother
My Special Thumbie
I received my Thumbie just before Christmas and was so thrilled when I saw just how beautiful it was. I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciated your help in giving me the best Christmas present I have received since my husband died 5 years ago. I have received many compliments on the design and workmanship and I am always so proud to talk about your company and your wonderful help. Thank you again for your help and the great present of my Thumbie.
Love and Prayers, Phyllis
A lot of Thanks Yous
I know you get a lot of thank yous but I do have to say that I know this will not bring our little man back, but this will definitely let my wife have a little something to have and keep for the rest of her life. What you have done is bring something special to us that I will never ever forget. So, thank you really doesn’t say enough. You have made me so very happy and I have not had that in a very long time. So, from the bottom of my (and my wife when she opens it at Christmas) hearts,
Words are never enough
I just wanted to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart. The thumbprint of my Dad that I got for my Mother was breathtaking. When I gave it to her, she was speechless. My Mother is not an emotional person, but that day I saw her in a different light. You all made her have the biggest smile on her face with a little tear in her eye. I thank you so much for touching her heart. Words are never enough to show you how much I appreciated everything you
did for me.
I received my Thumbies last week and immediately put them on. I’ve gotten
so many compliments on them already. My kids love seeing part of them being worn around my neck. Aside from my wedding band, I must say, it’s the precious piece of jewellery I own. Thank you so much for the beautiful work!
Wearing this Gift
I gave my Mum her special Thumbie of my Dad today and I have to tell
you … it made her day! Mum and Dad were married for over 60 years and by wearing this special gift, she feels like she is still holding on to part of him. Thank you so much!
You have no idea
I would just like to let you know that I received my necklace, and I am just absolutely thrilled with it. Its stunning! I cant tell you now much it means to me that I will have a part of my Grandmother with me forever. You are not only in the jewellery business; you are in the business of bringing comfort and peace. This necklace means the world to me and I will cherish it always.
Thank you so very much, Amy