The Messenger Company acquires Thumbies®

AUBURN, Ind. – 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 10-12. Show attendees are encouraged to stop by on the exhibit floor and meet the team from Messenger and Thumbies in booths 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 The Messenger Co.
The Messenger Co., LLC, headquartered in Auburn, Indiana, was founded in 1913 by Frank Messenger, who started in the religious calendar business. Messenger has since become the leading provider of stationery, funeral service items and personalization services with its acquisition of Bass-Mollett Publishers in February 2022. In 2019, Messenger acquired Express Funeral Funding, the largest privately-held insurance assignment funding company and later added We Fund Funerals and Policy Express to the family.Focused on being a trusted partner to funeral professionals, Messenger delivers time saving solutions to increase customer satisfaction and add value. Messenger provides quality product and services with quick lead times and exemplary customer service, exclusive partnerships and one of the most experienced and extensive sales teams in the funeral industry. For more information about Messenger, visit or call 1.800.827.5151.

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.

Share this post:

Comments on "The Messenger Company acquires Thumbies®"

Comments 0-5 of 0

Please login to comment