little cord art your work of art is born
our own works of art: our two little ones inspired our business! The idea for Little Cord Art was born when we were expecting our first child in 2009. A routine ultrasound revealed that the umbilical cord had two blood vessels rather than the typical three—a condition called single umbilical artery that occurs in roughly 10% of pregnancies. Because Keith is a medical doctor with fellowship training in pathology, he was keen to look at a cross-section of the cord after our healthy baby’s arrival. And it looked beautiful. (Our son was gorgeous, too!). We made a canvas for the baby’s nursery and it became a conversation piece in our home. Over the next few years, we created more Little Cord Art pieces for our second child, as well as for friends, who cherish the art and the miracle of birth that it represents. We are thrilled to now be able to do the same for you. Little Cord Art commemorates your child’s birth with meaningful, one-of-a kind pieces of art that you and your children can enjoy for a lifetime. We’d love to create one for you!
Stephanie & Keith littlecordart.com
a new tradition Little cord art helps you celebrate your child’s birth in a completely new way... your work of art is born! The birth of a child is a moment no parent wants to forget. Here in North America, we commemorate this event through newborn photos, baby foot and hand prints and even birth videos.
Native American tribes, a piece of the cord is kept for good luck and good health.
In many countries around the world, however, parents celebrate the miracle of birth by also celebrating the umbilical cord. After all, it is the only organ ever shared by two people—mother and child—and it is the essential lifeline to babies in the womb, delivering nutrients and oxygen as they develop. It is a strong, literal connection between mother and child.
Don’t just throw your child’s cord away. Instead, let us help you preserve all it represents through art.
birth traditions around the world For example, did you know that in Turkey, many parents believe that what they do with their child’s umbilical cord will influence his or her future? So they bury it in a place of knowledge to represent their child’s future career; or bury it in a stable to encourage their child to love animals. In India and Mexico, it is a popular custom to keep a piece of the cord as a kind of good luck charm. In Japan, parents keep a piece of each child’s cord in a box as a memento of their birth. In Jamaica, the umbilical cord may be buried and a tree planted on the spot. The tree, called the birth tree, is a source of pride for children as they are growing up, and creates a sense of connection with the land on which the tree is planted. Finally, in some
a new tradition: cord art After your child’s birth, your care provider simply cuts a section of your child’s cord and places it in the preservation agent we provide. You mail it to us and we work with you to create a one-of-akind piece of art. (you can learn more about how we do it on our website: littlecordart.com/how-we-do-it) The resulting image is printed with archival inks on high-quality canvas and stretched over a frame, producing gallery-worthy artworks that you’ll be proud to display in your home. Little Cord Art is a new birth tradition!
show it off! our unique process creates artwork that is as one-of-a-kind as your child. so go ahead and display it proudly!
At Little Cord Art, both the subject—the umbilical cord—and the process—our digital imaging techinques—are unique. That means that not only will each artwork be one-of-a-kind, it also cannot be created through graphic design, painting or other artistic methods. We have seen Little Cord Art described as
“impressionist” and “visually compelling.” We’d have to agree! Every piece of Little Cord Art that we’ve made for friends and family has become a treasured heirloom, something that will be passed on to future generations. Why not let us make one for you? Not expecting yourself? A Little Cord Art kit makes a great gift!
our styles a style to suit every taste We currently have 13 tint styles from which to choose when you are creating your Little Cord Art. However, each artwork is one-of-a-kind, as it will reflect the unique characteristics of your childâ€™s umbilical cord.
Although we try to keep our lookbook up-to-date, our styles do change from time to time. You can always refer to our website for the lastest looks: littlecordart.com/gallery.
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