Happy Launch Day!

It's August 1st, 2016, and that means... we've officially launched! 

So what does "Launch Day" mean? After all, as a family friend asked recently, haven't you been up and running for a while now?

Well, yes and no.

Many of our initial concept pieces were displayed for the first time at the West Michigan Women's Expo, back in March 2016, while others were wrapped up in the months that followed. But although we've had our designs squared away since then, we hadn't yet begun formal production, which meant that every piece was handmade and required 6-8 weeks of waiting to produce.

And while that amount of waiting might be acceptable if you're creating a custom piece for yourself, it's not acceptable if you're someone who's searching for a gift for a loved one who's recently experienced a loss.

Today's launch is our way of saying that we're ready to support those experiencing either of these circumstances. We're proud to be able to offer:

  • Custom Collection pieces, which can be customized with any of the monthly birthstones and different engraving options. These pieces typically ship within 2-4 weeks, depending on the customization options selected.
  • In Stock Shopping, which is our line of jewelry and gift items that can be shipped out same day (when ordered before noon EST) to provide immediate support to those facing recent losses. Many of these jewelry pieces are available with embedded crystal, pink or blue gemstones, allowing you to tailor the piece to the recipient's loss and/or personality. 

An engraved piece from our Custom Collection

If you're shopping for a custom memorial for yourself, you'll find more details about available birthstone and engraving options within each of our product listings (choose the "Custom Catalog" link in the navigation menu above to sort by jewelry type). 

And whether you're shopping for a custom piece or for one of our in stock items, you'll also see an option to send a gift message with your order, should you wish to convey a message of support to your loved one.

What's Next?

Despite today being our official launch day, we're far from finished! Here are a few of the things you can expect to see over the next few weeks and months:

Gift Sets

Carry Your Heart is working on a series of gift sets that answer the question: "I want to show my support during my loved one's time of loss, but I'm not sure what's appropriate." 

Coming by the end of the month, these gift sets will offer thoughtful, tasteful items, selected based on feedback from loss parents on the gifts they wished they'd received - all presented in a keepsake-quality gift box designed to do double-duty as a resting place for any precious mementos you carry from your children.

Memory Chests

Also coming in August, Carry Your Heart's memory chests are built in the USA from solid, hand-chosen walnut. The boxes are lined with black velvet, and are available in both 8" x 10" and 8" x 6" sizes (the 8" x 6" box will offer an optional memory photo upgrade that enables the display of a 4" x 6" photo). 

Our memory chests will be available for custom engraving - stay tuned for more details!

New Jewelry Concepts

If you've followed our story from the beginning, you'll know that we have a few jewelry concepts in the works that aren't currently available for purchase on the website. Rest assured, they're coming! We're working with vendors now to get these additional designs launched by the end of the year.

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Thank you again for all of your support and for all of your well-wishes as we go through the launch process. It's been a wild ride getting to this point, and we can't wait to share what the future holds for Carry Your Heart as we continue to grow!