Last night I signed up to participate in a Christmas Ornament Exchange for bereaved parents. It is being hosted by Only Love In Your Lifetime. Participants will be assigned another bereaved parent/couple to make an ornament for and they will receive one in exchange.
The holidays are an especially hard time, not only for the sadness we feel in this moment, but for all of the memories and moments we have been robbed of in the future. Having the opportunity to say out loud the name of someone else's baby and create a unique and personal ornament for that baby and family brings me peace. Knowing that someone will be doing the same for us feels really good.
The deadline to sign up and participate is this Wednesday, November 27. If you would like to participate you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your Baby's Name (if named):
Baby's Gender (if known):
Special Dates for your Baby:
Things/Colors/Items/Animals that remind you of your baby:
Are you willing to ship internationally (in case there are international participants):
Your family assignment will be received by December 1 and your ornament should be mailed out by December 16. You can learn more about Only Love In Your Lifetime on their Facebook page and you can also view the event there.