Friday, October 30, 2015

One of 2014's beautiful
Registration for the 2015 Remembering Together Holiday Ornament Swap is opening soon!

The Remembering Together Holiday Ornament Swap is back for a sixth holiday season! By participating in the Swap, you will receive a holiday ornament with your baby’s name on it, handmade with love by a fellow bereaved mother/father or family. In turn, you will also get to craft a handmade ornament honoring another family’s lost child. We will be posting the link to our registration form right here on the blog in just a couple of days...

A very important part of the Swap is the “making” process. We want all participants to be creative and put their hearts into the ornaments they give. There are some helpful suggestions under the FAQs to help start the creative process.

Important dates of this year's Swap:
November 1st, 2015 - Registration/Sign Up opens
November 15th, 2015 - Registration/Sign Up closes (6 pm EST)
November 19th, 2015 - Registrants receive swap assignment
December 7th, 2015 - Ornament shipping date

The shipping date is very important! In past years, the Swap team has received too many emails from ornament makers indicating something had “come up” preventing them from completing their ornament on time or at all. Please think carefully before signing up about whether you have the time and/or financial resources to commit to participating in the Swap. As much as you may be disappointed to not participate, the parent/family who does not receive their ornament will be even more disappointed as well as hurt. By registering, you are making a commitment to another family. Please be honest with yourself about whether you will be able to honor this commitment, because to another parent/family, it means a lot!

Many answers to your questions can be found in the FAQs. If not, please email The Swap Team at and we will do our best to answer them.

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