Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sam Has Gift for a Happy Memory; Small Business

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sam Has Gift for a Happy Memory; Small Business

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Byline: Karen Dent

ACUDDLY keepsake inspired a mum of two to start her own business which gives other people the opportunity to store their treasured memories.

Sam Smith launched The Write Gift, which supplies soft toy elephants, champagne bottles or houses for people to write their special memories on.

Sam, from Hepscott near Morpeth, said: "We had a teddy we wrote on. We put on when the kids were born, when he moved house, just all the memories that we had over 13 years. It's lovely to look back on.

"Friends kept asking where we got the bear from but they couldn't find anything. So I designed them and got them made."

The business was launched when friends of the family emigrated to New Zealand and all the guests at their leaving party wrote their goodbye messages on the Never Forget Elephant and Forget Me Not House. The gifts were presented to the couple at their wedding in Bali.

The gifts are sold online, through shops in Newcastle, Gateshead and Morpeth, as well as markets and craft fairs. …

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