In 1989 Karen’s children, Rachel and Sarah, were in 2nd grade and nursery school and she wanted to be available for them so she started a home based gift basket business. Karen grew the business in part because of fabulous customer service and unique products in her baskets. Karen found a wonderful product at a trade show that makes impressions of baby’s hand and foot in plaster of paris. While the products were cute, the company’s ability to deliver products in a timely manner was not so cute. Friends encouraged Karen to design her own kits. Those same friends also suggested that Karen sell the kits to other gift basket business to help recoup some of the money in designing and creating the kits. As they say the rest is history.
Karen started Karen’s Keepsakes in 1999 with 5 products - baby handprint and footprint kits, containers for the lock of hair from the first haircut and first lost tooth, as well as a video case to hold a video of the memories of baby’s first year. A container for the hospital bracelet followed as well as creating the products in Spanish. Eventually My Paw Print and Santa Paws for dog and cat paw impressions were added.
Over time Karen added additional products that would appeal to people creating gift baskets as well as other businesses among them maternity shops, hospitals, card stores, spas, kids hair salons, and embroidery shops.
We pride ourselves on finding products that will make your customers say "WOW" and want to tell their friends about them. We treat our customers the way we want to be treated. We look forward to working with you.