Monday, December 31, 2012

Your ornaments

Here are some of the beautiful ornaments made by our beautiful participants:


Friday, December 28, 2012

Photos

Does anyone else have photos of their ornament they would like to share? Please send them in so they can be included in the slide show we are putting  together. rememberingswaps@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A note to all swap participants

If something has happened to prevent you from sending your ornament on time, please contact the person you made it for and let them know what has happened.

No one wants to feel like their precious baby has been forgotten. At the same time we all understand that life gets complicated far too frequently and that sometimes we all have to push some projects to the back burner.

We have over 150 participants making ornaments for 191 children all over the world. We want everyone to receive an ornament they can treasure. We are counting on all of you to make this happen as we have no way to track everyone's ornaments other than sending email inquiries.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The mailing deadline has come and gone and we hope all the ornaments are on their way to the families they were made for all over the world. If you haven't sent out your ornament, please do so as soon as possible.

We already starting to hear from swappers who have received their ornaments. We would love to see the beautiful creations on your trees so send us a picture if you would like to share.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Almost done?

Less than 2 days to the mailing deadline for this year's swap.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ready, Set, Get Crafting

Everyone should have their swap assignments and be getting ready to start making their ornaments. If you haven't got a swap assignment email, check you spam folder. If you still don't have an email, please contact us ASAP.

Remember the mailing deadline is  December 3rd.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lost swappers

We are busy sending out swap assignments, but we have some questions for the following people that we need answered before we can finish assigning swappers.

Renee L. - Mom to Caleb Michael

Lisa C. - Mom to Natasha

If you are any of these people or know them, please contact us at rememberingswaps@gmail.com

Thanks,
Cara

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sign Up is Closed

Sign-up for the 2012 Ornament Swap is now closed. Please watch your email for your swap assignment this weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Welcome to the Ornament Swap Holiday 2012 Edition

Here we are again. It’s November and the holiday season is quickly approaching.  Along with all the traditional trimmings, the holiday season can bring those of us in the babyloss community a fresh round of grief and longing for our children who are not here to celebrate with us. No matter if this is your first Christmas, second Hanukkah or fifth Winter Solstice without your child; we all deserve some extra support at this time of year.

The Remembering Together Ornament Swap is back for a third Holiday season to bring some light and love to what is literally the darkest time of the year. By participating in the swap, you will receive an ornament with your baby’s name, hand-made with love, from a fellow bereaved mother (or father or family.) You will also make an ornament honoring a lost child to send to another family. 

Here are the details for this year:

 - To join the swap, use the form on the Sign-up Page or go directly to the form here

***Please realize that however many ornaments you wish to receive you will then have to make the same amount of ornaments. For example: If you fill out 3 forms you will receive 3 ornaments from other people and you will need to make 3 different ornaments for 3 different families.***

- The sign-up deadline in Thursday November 15. Last call for sign-ups will be at 6 pm (EST)

- Swappers will be assigned as soon as possible after that deadline. You should receive the information about who you are making your ornament for and where it is going by Saturday November 17. If you don't have it by Sunday morning, let us know ASAP.

- The shipping deadline for this year's swap is Monday December 3rd. If you can send it out sooner, great. We want to reduce the number of late arrivals this year.

If you have any other questions or are new to the swap, please read through our FAQ page. If you still have questions, please email us at rememberingswaps@gmail.com

Please spread the word by forwarding the sign up email, linking to our blog, posting our button on your blog or liking our Facebook page.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The 2012 Swap is Coming

Work is underway on the 2012 Holiday Swap. Look for details about the swap here or in you inbox in the next week.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Your Beautiful Ornaments

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this year's ornament swap. Here's a peek at some of the beautiful ornaments you made to help support one another this holiday season. (If you would like to share a photo of your ornament, you can post it on our Facebook page, or email it to rememberingswaps@gmail.com.) Hope you enjoy!