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Messenger Acquires Thumbies

by Tracy Fetters | Sep 07, 2022

The Messenger Company, the leading provider of funeral stationery, personalization solutions and insurance funding is pleased to announce the acquisition of Thumbies® Fingerprint Keepsakes located in Woodstock, Illinois. This new addition to the Messenger family of companies will allow the Messenger team of sales reps to offer the complete line of Thumbies jewelry in their portfolio of products, supporting the needs of funeral home partners across the country. 

“At Messenger, we are always looking for creative and meaningful ways to expand our product portfolio for our funeral partners” commented Kevin Tkacz, President of Messenger. “This acquisition allows Messenger to leverage our core competencies and invest in remembrance offerings we feel passionate about. Adding Thumbies to our mix provides funeral partners an even greater selection of memorial products that offer comfort and connection for the families they serve.”

“The Thumbies team has always been dedicated to offering the finest keepsakes available to our partners and their families,” said Matt Stallings, Director of Thumbies. “Through this acquisition, we will now be able to grow our line of product offerings and serve those partners even more quickly and efficiently. We look forward to this opportunity to become part of the Messenger family.”

This new alliance is being fulfilled at the NFDA Convention in Baltimore, October 10-12th. Show attendees are encouraged to stop by on the exhibit floor and meet the team from Messenger and Thumbies in Booth #s 822 and 1222.

Customer service calls continue to be managed by the respective teams. Messenger can be reached at 800.827.5151; Thumbies can be reached at 877.848.6243. 


About Thumbies

Established in 1998, Thumbies is the original fingerprint keepsake provider. With products celebrating people and pets (Buddies Pet Keepsakes) as well as Phoenix cremation keepsakes, Thumbies remains the industry leader in quality and selection. Employing a process that combines art and cutting-edge technology, each keepsake is crafted and individually finished in the U.S. heartland by skilled artisans working with the highest-quality raw materials. Thumbies offers exclusive designs and proprietary materials no other keepsake provider can match.


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