When I told the mother of a young man who died suddenly that the funeral home could make a clay impression of her son’s hand, her face brightened for the first time during our conversation. ‘Oh, let me tell you the story his hand will tell,’ she smiled. ‘Some callouses and maybe even some dirt from the work he did will show up in the clay. And all of that will be okay because it’s who he was and I want to remember that forever.’
Just the prospect of having this personalized memento of her son took this mother out of her intense pain for a moment and brought her comfort. I can’t say enough about their power to heal.
And, every time I use your clay to make a handprint, I’m reminded of how superior it is to other clays I’ve used. And, I’ve tried a lot of clays! Your entire print-making system is quick and easy to use and the prints truly do last forever. It’s also easy to teach others. In fact, most staff members at the hospitals and funeral homes I work with feel comfortable making prints themselves after only one demonstration.