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6 years ago my mama heart was desperate for a way to honor my son on his birthday. He would have been turning 5 that year and 5 felt so big and important. And I felt lost as to how to honor him well that year. We decided that the best way to honor his life would be to gift other grieving parents a tangible reminder that they were loved and not forgotten.
That was 2013 and every October since then we have gifted countless prints to mothers who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss in honor of my son’s birthday. The Aaden Sage Birthday Project. I think he would have loved it.
This simple gift shouts “I SEE YOU. I REMEMBER!” and is so meaningful to a mom who is so afraid that the world will forget her and her baby.
If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a baby, this gift is for you.
This year we partnered with Rebecca Pelletier to create the most beautiful print featuring a pen and ink and watercolor rendering of the Snapdragon and Statice flower, both of which carry significant meaning for a grieving mother. This print says “you are strong and full of grace and we remember you!” I think you are going to love it.
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