Friday, December 13, 2013

Hi everyone, 

I know anyone who hasn't received their ornament is getting anxious, but please don't worry. You are not the only one waiting, I have not received my ornament either. The postal services are very busy and there is still a week and a half until Christmas.

However, if you are the maker of an ornament that was late going out, please send your receiver a short email to reassure them that it is on it's way.

If you have received your ornament we'd love to see a picture. Please send it to rememberingswaps@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Cara

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

One more week

I hope everyone is enjoying creating their ornaments. I just want to remind you all that the mailing deadline is one week from today.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Start Crafting!

All the swap assignment emails have been sent out. Please check your email and make sure you have received yours.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Registration is Over!

Registration is officially closed. I will accept replies to confirmation emails until 10 pm EST.

Watch you Inboxes for your swap assignment email this weekend and get ready to start crafting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Last few days

There are just over 3 days until registration closes.

For anyone who has registered but hasn't replied to the confirmation email, please do so as soon as possible. There are some registrations from as far back as November 5th that have not been confirmed yet.

Also I've had a request from a mom of twins to be matched with another twin mom and therefore receive co-ordinating ornaments. If any of the twin moms who have already registered would also like to do this, please email me before the sign-up deadline on Friday. If you are just signing-up now, then add a note in the special colours/item section.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Welcome to the Ornament Swap Holiday 2013 Edition


The Remembering Together Ornament Swap is back for a fourth 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. The swap sign-up form is right here.

The important dates for this years swap are as follows:
Sign-up deadline - November 15, 6 pm EST
Receiving swap assignments - November 18
Mailing deadline - December 3

The answers to questions you have about the swap may be found in the Swap FAQ. If not, please email the organizers at rememberingswaps@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you.

We hope that many of you will participate and make this year's swap an all around success.
 

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We know some of you have had poor outcomes from past swaps and did not receive an ornament to honor your precious child. We are so sorry that this has happened to anyone and have always done everything we could to try to rectify these situations. This year, the registration process will include a confirmation step to ensure that we have a reliable means of contacting swap participants. We hope this will help prevent problems this year.

Also we would like to request that anyone who has reason to believe that they will not be able to complete and ship an ornament to another parent, to not participate this year. As much as we would like to include everyone who has lost a child, it is very disappointing for the parents who do not receive their ornaments and demoralizing for the organizers who are attempting to make everything work out for everyone. We understand that unexpected things happen but we want to spend December reading emails about receiving beautiful ornaments, not sending emails hounding people to get their ornaments in the mail.


Sunday, November 3, 2013