I've been meaning to post about this for awhile, but got caught up in the failure of my current pregnancy.
Onto a happier note, Carrie and I decided to organize a holiday gift exchange for babyloss Mom's (and Dad's). The upcoming holiday season is supposed to be the 'the most wonderful time of the year.' But we all know, it's these 'special' times that can really hurt the most. For many of us, the holidays are an incredibly bittersweet time, and a painful reminder of the little one(s) who should be there to celebrate them with us.
We thought that a Holiday Gift Exchange may help to brighten up the holidays for us mamas missing our babies. Participants in the exchange will be matched with another mom and can buy or hand-make their partner something in honor of their baby--an ornament, a special candle, anything! Participating is not only a great way to honor and include your child(ren) this holiday season, but a chance to connect with another mom you may not have 'met' before.
Here are the details of the exchange:
1.) Click here to sign-up.
2.) Sign-up is open until end of day on November 22nd, 2010.
3.) You don't have to celebrate Christmas or any other holiday to participate.
4.) To help with gift ideas, we have asked each mom to tell us what reminds them of their baby(ies).
5.) We are are asking that moms don't spend more than $20.00 (U.S. dollars) so that no mom feels obligated to spend a lot of money.
6.) We will email you your partners' information by November 23rd, 2010.
7.) Please have your gift mailed by December 10th, 2010.
8.) If for some reason your cannot fulfill your obligation, please let Carrie or I know right away, so we can make sure your mommy receives a gift.
9.) Your address will only be shared with the Gift Exchange Coordinators and the mommy you will be matched with.
Thanks so much! Make sure to email Carrie or I with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.