What are Love Locks used for? The simple answer is for love.

We get so many orders for love locks and each one has a story behind it. We can read into the meanings and can only image where they will end up.

Our favorite of all is the proposal lock. Guys around the world have used our locks to pop the question. Engravings like “Will you marry me” and “She said YES” come in at least once a week. How cool is it to be a part of something that will last lifetime.

Some are for the birth of a newborn such as “Welcome to the World Son” or clearly a celebration of their child’s first year in the world, “Happy First Birthday Charlie”.

Sometimes the locks are just a simple initials with a heart. Just a reminder of when their journey started and that they are still going strong with love.

Others are for anniversaries with dates and an occasional anniversary milestone like “50 years still going strong!”.

How can you not enjoy the wonderful messages our customers engrave.  Then there are the silly cute ones with pet names that have special meaning to only their loved one, “Smoochy” was one of my favorites or “Boo Boo Bear”.

There also the travel locks that clearly are meant for overseas to be left behind somewhere to someday hopefully remain until it is visited again. My wife and I always take a lock with us on holiday. We have left locks in Grenada, Barbados, Curacao and Puerto Rico to name a few Islands and then some here in the US, Providence, Newport, NYC and Greenville, SC. Each one commemorates are trip and is something we will look for when we go back in the years to come.

So think about what you want your lock for and then write something special. Have fun with it. Cheers.

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Bring in the New Year!

Time to sheen in eighteen! Get your party hats on and break out the bubbly. Happy New Year to ALL from Lockitz® and our love lock team. Reflecting back on 2017 and the many memories and engravings makes our job so much fun.

Checking our distribution and sale locations to date we came upon an interesting stat. There is only one state in the United States that is not accounted for in having a sale. Keep reading to find out what state that might be.

Internationally we’ve shipped to 34 different countries in the world with Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom rounding off the top 3. Russia, Turkey and South Africa complete the bottom 3. Love locks are a worldwide phenomenon and Lockitz® is a proud sponsor to spreading the world with love. If you have stories of where you brought your lock please let us know. We chart the progress of love on a big map in the office.

So what state are we missing? Before we share that interesting fact, the top three states we sell to are: California (13%), Missouri (10.3%) and New York (7.7%). Missouri is interesting because of our help in promoting “The Old Red Bridge” that is part of KC Parks and Recreation.   

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We haven’t visited the park but have plans to in 2018 to visit the bridge. Check out these links and youtube video about the bridge.

http://kcparks.org/places/old-red-bridge-love-locks/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2uQLV9DCo0

The bridge and the locks that adorn it are growing and have been an amazing tourist attraction for Kansas City.

So what state is it? WYOMING. Though the 10th largest state by area it is also the least populous state in the US. The name Wyoming comes from the Delaware Indian word, meaning “mountains and valleys alternating”. Big as it is we need to bring some love to the state. We keep waiting and hopefully someone this 2018 will purchase one so we can complete our map. So if you know someone from Wyoming tell them to write me at robert@lock-com and we make them a special offer.

Happy New Year!

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