The Story Behind Heartbeat Keepsakesby Elizabeth MacDonald
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a heartbeat is worth 1,000 memories. When you find a way to keep a loved one’s heartbeat with you, it is as if you are still able to share moments together.
Nicole Blosser, creator of Heartbeat Keepsakes, and owner of Meet Your Miracle in Ohio is sharing how she and her husband founded their beautiful keepsake business. Heartbeat Keepsakes includes a collection of custom heartbeat jewelry utilizing a person’s actual heartbeat. The personalized product allows you to carry your loved one’s heartbeat with you.
Each piece is created individually for that person’s heartbeat using a heartbeat image from an ultrasound, an ekg readout, an nst readout, or a sound recording (video or audio). We do image and sound editing to make just about any file type of almost any quality work for our keepsakes. We have had moms get heartbeats of their children, spouses get heartbeats of each other, children get heartbeats of their parents, and some who are heart disease survivors get their own! We enjoy sharing the happy moments with our clients, and we do whatever we can to help the healing process for our clients who experience a tragic loss.
My husband, Jason, and I started this business shortly after we started our elective ultrasound business in Ohio. At first, we were just looking for a unique keepsake to offer our ultrasound clients. We couldn’t find anyone that offered what we had envisioned, so we started down the road of learning the trade ourselves. After our long learning process, we began offering the heartbeat jewelry to our clients locally. However, soon we started getting emails from all over the US, even all over the world, asking us if we could ship to them. We also received many emails from other ultrasound studios wanting to offer our keepsakes to their clients. My husband and I decided to create an e-commerce business just for this in 2016. We now ship to the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, and we have partnering ultrasound studios all over the United States.
Our partner program is designed to allow ultrasound businesses to offer our heartbeat jewelry to their clients in as streamlined of a process as possible, one that still allows us to make each piece truly unique! We sincerely believe what sets the elective ultrasound industry apart from most medical settings is the personal experience they offer, and one part of that experience is amazing keepsake items such as My Baby's Heartbeat Bears, high quality prints, and DVDs. Our heartbeat jewelry is a perfect fit with those keepsakes that make elective ultrasound services stand out and keep clients seeking them out.
Partnering studios benefit from offering our keepsakes in both satisfied clients who fondly remember their amazing experience with their keepsakes, as well as the ability to increase their per client revenue. Shipping is free to anyone in the US, and we can ship directly to our partners’ clients. We even have custom branding options for our partners if they would like to have the jewelry boxes branded with their logo. We very much enjoy the symbiotic relationships we have developed with our partnering studios and so far have been lucky enough to hear positive feedback as we grow.
We have truly come to love what we do. We are blessed to be able to help our clients celebrate new life, mark momentous life events, and cherish beloved memories. We look forward to many more years being reminded everyday of the love people have for one another.