When Autumn and I lost our baby boy, Bastion, we didn't know what to do. We just knew that we wanted to give him a legacy, since he'll never have the chance to create one himself. Autumn's aunt makes incredible custom cards (Etsy: Nelda's Craft Room), and offered to help us by creating cards for all of the parents in the world who experience a loss like ours.
Over the last 1.5 years we've received around 350 birthday signups. Until 48 hours ago. A user in a stillbirth Facebook group made a post about us and in the last 2 days we've received over 200 new signups.
Needless to say, Autumn's aunt alone can't keep up with the demand so there will be a slight change to how we do cards:
We are going to have a mix of handmade & printed cards. Sometimes you’ll find a sweet surprise inside, but not always.
The most important part is that your baby isn’t forgotten. We will make sure that doesn’t happen, definitely not on their birthday!!
With the huge influx of new birthday signups, we felt this is as good a time as any to ask for donations. If you have money to give, it would really help us provide cards to all of the parents who have signed up. You have my word though, if we don't get enough donations, we will personally pay for the cost of every card so no baby is missed. To make it a little better, we are also taking this time to raise money for our 2021 CuddleCot.
Any donation made in July or August will be put into a raffle to win a crocheted angel bear. (Pictures will be revealed in later posts on our Facebook page)
Reoccurring monthly donations will be added to the raffle 3x
Three winners will be picked on September 1st