Do You Remember Your School Days?
Have you ever heard your parents/grandparents telling you that “school years are the best years of your life?” Many of us probably sniggered or vehemently disagreed, before slamming the door or stomping up to our bedrooms in disgust.
As annoying as it may be to admit defeat, at some point in adulthood, most of us look back and realise that the sentiment of the old saying is actually quite true! As an adult, there is the constant pressure of holding down a job, mortgages, bills, looking after children… the list goes on. As a child living in a healthy family environment, most live a carefree existence where school is a place to be with your friends every day, food appears in the cupboard like magic and money grows on trees!
School Memory Gifts to Treasure Forever
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you had something physical to remind you of the time someone deliberately put a drawing pin on the teachers chair for a laugh, or simply to look back and remember the friendship groups and the good times you spent together, before going your separate ways to different high schools or colleges/universities?
Are you looking for a unique gift for when you child leaves a school, or a graduation present? If you are a sentimental type, do you have your child’s first ever school uniform and cannot bear to part with it – but it’s festering in a box in a cupboard or in the loft, never to be seen again?
At Infinity Keepsakes, we can transform school or college uniforms of all sizes into beautiful school memory gifts – perfect for school leavers, or as memory keepsakes for you as parents.
School Memory Bears
Our school memory bears are a wonderful way of commemorating your child’s first year, or last year of school. With the end of the summer term approaching, it is the ideal time to start thinking about ways to recycle school uniform. What better way to keep the memories alive, than to have it made into a memory bear which can be put in display as a constant reminder of your child’s journey through education?
These cute school memory gifts can be made from sweatshirts/cardigans/jumpers/ties/pinafore etc. If there is a school logo on an item of clothing, it can be placed on the paw or the tummy of the bear. Other customisation options include a personalised heart, and optional embroidered message on a paw or accessories such as a scarf, tutu or a re-sized school tie.
School Keepsake Animals
Similarly to our memory bears, the talented sewing team at Infinity Keepsakes also create keepsake animals. You can choose from a wide selection of animals including a keepsake bunny, keepsake dragon, keepsake elephant, keepsake monkey, keepsake dog, keepsake owl, keepsake cat, keepsake mouse or keepsake lion.
Just as our memory bears, these adorable memory gifts can be made from items of school uniform with all of the same personalisation and accessory options available. See examples of keepsake animals on our website.
School Memory Cushions
Another way of creating memories from school uniform is to send the clothing items to make a school memory cushion. These cushions are stunning examples of what can be achieved by recycling clothing, and we could also incorporate a school tie to create your school memory keepsake. These memory cushions are ideal for displaying on a sofa, favourite chair or bed.
The back of our school memory cushions are constructed using our own fleece fabric, which comes in a choice of colours. There is an opening at the rear to enable you to remove the cushion for washing. Cushions are approx. 40cm x 40cm. Although the memory cushions can be washed in a machine at 30°c, we recommend that they are hand-washed in warm water and left to dry naturally, either on a washing line or on an airer.
School Leavers Keepsake Boxes
Here at Infinity Keepsakes, we sell a range of school keepsake gifts. In addition to the textile items we make, we also sell memory boxes. Our school leavers keepsake boxes can be used to store any treasured items from school, such as badges, certificates, reports, ties, cards or rewards etc. The box is made from natural wood and can be personalised. We also have a floral school memory box available. See the memory boxes page on our website for more details.
If you would like to purchase one of our school memory gifts, you can order them directly from our website. If you have any queries about your order, or would like further information about any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01752 936765 or email us using the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you wish to present a gift of a school memory keepsake – maybe to a grandchild, but are unsure what they would like, you can purchase one of our gift vouchers, so they can choose their own. We also have Facebook and Instagram pages, where you can see many examples of products we have created, along with reviews from our happy customers.
Please note: Memory Bears and Keepsake Animals not CE registered. They are for memory purposes and should not be given to a child to play with, if they are under the age of 14yrs.