Win one of 14 unique Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved one

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so Tamworth Co-operative Society has teamed up with the Tamworth Herald to give you the chance to win a unique gift for your loved one.

The Society recently introduced a new service enabling fingerprints to be preserved in fine detail on a wide range of giftware, including glass hearts and silver or gold jewellery.

Tamworth Co-op staff, Michaela Charles and Martin Wassall, hold up the Valentine's Day glass hearts.

Tamworth Co-op staff, Michaela Charles and Martin Wassall, hold up the Valentine’s Day glass hearts etched with fingerprints.

In keeping with the date of this romantic celebration in February, we’ve got 14 of the glass hearts to give away to the winners of the Herald’s free prize draw. If your name is drawn, your fingerprint will be etched onto one of these beautifully produced hearts, together with a message saying who the gift is to and from. It’s a highly personal present your Valentine can treasure forever.

Using technology developed in Canada, an advanced digital scanner produces a detailed image of the fingerprint and sends it via Bluetooth to an iPhone or Android device. It is then transferred onto a glass, silver or gold product to create a unique and lasting keepsake.

Originally the service was brought in by the Society’s funeral division to allow bereaved families to have a precious memento of a relative or friend.

General manager Amanda Woodward, however, says the fingerprint gifts are perfect for happy occasions too, such as weddings, anniversaries and of course Valentine’s Day.

“It is the first technology of its kind to be used in our sector and we’re proud to have been the first to offer this innovative service locally,” she said.

“The products are stunning and are wonderful keepsakes, but they also make great presents for happy events. An engaged couple, for example, could choose to have both their fingerprints and their photographs placed on a special memento. A baby’s footprint could even be put on a Christening gift. There are many choices to be made.”

A close-up of the beautifully crafted glass heart.

A close-up of the beautifully crafted glass heart.

Get your entry form for the prize draw in  this week’s edition of the Tamworth Herald (published on January 11, 2018). Completed forms should be posted to: Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service, The Mews, 35-37 Upper Gungate, Tamworth, B79 7NZ.

Alternatively, you can drop off your completed form by hand at Tamworth Bereavement Advice Centre, next to Tamworth Co-op department store in Colehill.  Please don’t forget to include your name and the name of your Valentine. The deadline for entries is January 22.

Winners will be contacted and asked to come into the bereavement centre between January 24 and 30 to have their fingerprints scanned.

In addition to glass hearts, the Legacy Expressions range includes pendants, lockets, rings, memory tags, cufflinks, ornaments and picture frames which can all be personalised with a fingerprint and a special message. For more information about the products available, contact Tamworth Co-op Bereavement Advice Centre on 01827 65333 or the funeral home in Upper Gungate on 01827 62094.