Every birthday of my daughters, we do a service project. We've done all kinds. Last year, we donated a year pass to the local children's museum for families at the hospital to use. Another year, we donated swings to the infant unit at the hospital for the babies to use. It is our way of honoring our girls on their special day by making the world a better place.
This year, we made handprint and footprint cards for our local Share Unit. Share is an organization that helps families who have lost a baby. They do hospital visits, make hand and foot molds as well as prints, provide support groups and have a phone hotline for grief support - just to name a few.
The cards are blank with the above quote on them so that parents have a chance to get prints before their child is buried or cremated and they will not be able to do that anymore.
Here is an example of what we made showing a sample card I made for my Bree's handprints.
We met today for her family birthday party. We let off balloons with messages written to her and we had a Tangled/Rapunzel cake. It was another hard day, but it was nice to spend the day remembering her.
I made a little freebie for you with the wordart I made for the handprint and footprint cards. I also included the footprints and handprints, the arrow and dotted border too.
Hope you can use it and document something special in your life :)
I also want to send out a thank you to those of you that sent sweet messages on Bree's birthday. I sooo appreciate you and thank you for your kindness. It DOES help to know that people care.
Hugs to you,
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy