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We have a private Facebook group for all our members to ask questions, share their knowledge and generally support each other. Our resident experts are on hand for technical queries, marketing advice, social media support, and all sorts of other things. Every Thursday we have a ‘Thank You Thursday’ giving people the opportunity to give…

Christmas is a busy time of year for keepsake businesses.  For all of us, it is a time for family, creating and capturing precious memories, and of course magical for little ones. All of the businesses we work with and support have been putting a huge amount of effort into making Christmas special for all…

We love helping people to set up their own business, supporting them along their journey.  It can be a scary thought, but with our help, there’s no reason not to go for it. Here’s our top ten reasons to be your own boss: Passion – When you become your own boss, you decide what kind…

Personalised gifts are growing in popularity this Christmas – and it’s easy to see why. Personalised gifts show that time and care have gone into a creating a unique gift that will stand the test of time. Nothing is more individual than our fingerprint, and personalised silver fingerprint jewellery is the perfect way to capture…

We’re really excited, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on their way, so we’ve been planning our special offers. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own creative business you’re not going to want to miss this.  Black Friday offer Look out for something really special with our Black Friday Offer. Cyber Monday special Again…

Here at Keepsake HQ we’re looking forward to some family time with the kids for half-term. October half-term often ends with Halloween and Halloween Crafts are a great, fun activity. In keeping with our mission to make beautiful keepsakes to capture precious memories, we’ve found lots of Halloween craft ideas that will also make great…

I actually started taking silver jewellery making courses about 12 years ago. I started by learning the traditional way of working with silver. Then about 10 years ago I found Silver Clay. IT BLEW MY MIND! I went from heating and annealing silver to form bangles to being able to shape it with my hands like…

One of our new keepsake businesses Two Green Lane has started in style with some fantastic local press coverage in their area. When you start your own business it can be really daunting but you’ll find lots of people are willing to help and support you. Here at the Keepsake Association we’ll help with branding,…

Lois Hedley joined the Keepsake Association a few months ago. Like all of our keepsake artists, she has her own company name and beautiful branding – The Wishing Jar She’s worked really hard to get her business up and running, despite a set back when a local play barn went into liquidation and she lost her display materials that…

So, the kids are back to school (unless they are still doing half days, every other day, most of a day, or any of the other options schools come up with to ’settle them in’!), and we’ve had chance to reflect on just how good the summer holidays are when you run your own business.…