Christmas Elf
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If you'd like to buy this keepsake as a gift for someone, simply fill out the fields below and then checkout as usual, adding their address for delivery.

We'll then send an email to the recipient, letting them know they've received a gift and providing details on how they can send their clothes to us.

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Description

Our super cheeky Christmas Elves are a must-have for any parent. Made from the most cherished of your little one's old clothes and with up to 45 characters of personalisation embroidery, our distinctive elves are a great way to remember your child's first Christmas.

Made from the clothes that your little one has grown out of, as well as other precious items that you want to keep and treasure, this Elf is sure to become one of your most beloved possessions. This keepsake is a truly special way to reuse garments and upcycle preloved clothes. 

If you require a different hair colour (e.g. blonde, black, red) please make a note of what colour you would like in the 'Special Instructions' section as you checkout. If there is no request made then the elf will come with dark brown hair as standard for the boy elf and blonde hair for the girl elf. The boy elf will come with a hat, while the girl elf will come with a tutu (as pictured).

Size

  • Approximately 35cm tall. We suggest you send 4 - 6 babygrows or 1 - 4 items of older child’s clothing.

As standard, we will use some of our own plain fabric for the face so that it doesn't have a busy pattern and the facial features stand out. We suggest that if you would like your own fabric using on the face that it be fairly plain, just pop in a note if you'd rather this the case when you send them to us.

While our keepsakes can be machine washed at 40 degrees, we would recommend that they are hand washed and dried naturally. Do not tumble dry. The stuffing is 100% CE tested polyester. 

As these can be delicate items, often made from very well-worn clothes, they can not be CE tested and therefore come with the following: Warning: This product is not suitable for persons under the age of 14 years. Pattern is by LoveKeepCreate Ltd.

More Details & How It Works

There can be a real variation in the appearance of the animals depending upon the clothing that we receive. Please ensure that you do look through the full product photo picture selection in order to get a good idea of how the appearance can vary.

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive an email telling you how to send us your clothes. Once we receive your clothes, it takes approximately eight weeks to get your finished keepsake back to you, unless you choose one of our Express Options at the checkout - we can make them in as little as one week. If there is a special date you need it for, please do make a note of this when you checkout or send in the clothes.

If you have got a lot of special requests and additions then, depending on the complexity, we may contact you to request an additional payment to cover the cost of making these.

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We get a lot of questions about the clothing which can be used. This should answer all your questions!

Types of Clothing: We use baby grows as a guide for numbers of items (below) but you can send us pretty much any clothing.  We can work with all kinds of materials - if they are delicate/knitted then sometimes we back them with another fabric for stability. We struggle to work with very chunky knits and we can’t use plastic rainwear or swimwear. On the whole we can do most things, however the wider the variety of fabrics the less ‘uniform’ the finished item will look.

Number of Items: As a guide to what to send in we ask the for equivalent number of babygrows.  This assumes babygrows that are approximately 0-6months. If they are tiny babygrows, vest, tops, trousers etc then they would count as half a babygrow. Equally, if the items are much bigger babygrows, or dresses with quite a bit of fabric to them etc, then you may be able to send less. Generally we would say it is better to send slightly too much than too little. 

Notes: Please do tell us in a note with the clothes which are the favourites, especially if you are sending more than we’ve asked for, so that we can make sure they appear prominently on the finished item. Please do tell us if you want a bit of everything using.  If you don’t, and we don’t need it all, then we will make a decision about what to use and will send back any uncut items. Similarly, it is really important to let us know if you are sending in certain items which are particular favourites, or if you want bits of detailing etc using in a particular way. We will always do our best to adhere to these requests, although it may not always be possible.  

Quality: Obviously the most worn items of clothing are often the favourites and we love these. However, please be aware that the more stretched/worn/washed something is, the more delicate the finished item will be as stitches are more likely to pull into little tiny holes on seams. Also, more won/stretchy fabric tends to look more stretched – obviously! This doesn’t mean it is over-stuffed, it is just a consequence of the fabric. We think it still looks lovely, but you just need to be aware that it may look more different to the pictures on the product pages. There are lots of customer photos on our Facebook page so please do look there for more real life examples. We strongly encourage customers to look at the customer photos  so that you can get a good idea of the variety in appearance of the products. 

Offcuts: We do keep remnants of fabric for a short amount of time after dispatching your order, so if you aren’t happy, or want something back, you need to tell us quickly. Once your order is dispatched then we usually recycle remaining fabric within a few weeks.

How do I send them in? Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email with postage instructions. Please follow the instructions! It is really important to make sure the order reference and a senders address is on the outside of the parcel.

Delivery Policy

Mainland UK Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 6 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£7.50
Standard Non-Keepsake1 - 2 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£3.50
3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£20.00
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 5 working days from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£30.00

European Delivery Rates

Delivery OptionDispatch TimeDelivery TimeTrackedSigned ForCost
Standard KeepsakeApprox 6 weeks from receipt of clothes2 Working DaysYesYes£20
Standard Non-Keepsake1 - 3 Working Days2 - 3 Working DaysNoNo£5
3 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 3 weeks from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£20
1 Week Express (Keepsakes Only)Within 5 working days from receipt of clothes24 HoursYesYes£20

Non-Mainland UK and International Delivery

We are able to process orders from non-mainland UK addresses, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Delivery surcharges for the relevant postcodes are calculated at the checkout. 

For more information, please view our full delivery policy here.

Returns Policy

We cannot accept personalised items back unless they are actually faulty. Please note that there is a wide variation in how the keepsakes come out, due to the very different natures of the fabrics we receive and the final item may well not look exactly like the pictures on our product pages. If you are not happy with your order for any reason please get in touch straight away to discuss it.

Non personalised items can be returned in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of delivery. We will then either replace the item or, if you prefer, offer a full refund of the goods less the original delivery charges. All return postage is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend that you obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Post Office.

Our return address is:

Unit 8 Burrington Business Park
Burrington Road
Plymouth
PL5 3LX

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