There is nothing more personal than a gift you made yourself… and this takes things to a whole new level of “personal”.
Parents are crafting jewellery and home trinkets out of dried and pickled pieces of umbilical cords. No, really.
There are several methods of preparing the cord to be usable, but most involve a form of dehydration and the addition of coloured dye.
The pieces are considered keepsakes of childbirth — as though the child itself wasn’t a big enough take-away.