We once again have received an amazing array of authors, artists, service providers and other creative individuals who have kindly offered their products and talents for the Grieving Parents Support Network’s Advent Calendar gifts. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of our Advent Calendar Gifts giveaway entry.
This program from The Love and Loss Project is a map to help you find your way through the darkness of loss. It contains some of the best tools and strategies April Boyd has accumulated as a therapist, combined with her own experience of loss. The program is designed to support, guide and nourish.
The holidays can be tough when we’re grieving. This short book by Annah Elizabeth offers simple strategies and tips to navigate the holidays more easily, including a holiday Healing checklist.
Dec 3 Gift — Grief Reiki book
Grief Reiki: An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss
Grief can leave you feeling broken and lost. It’s hard to navigate daily life when you feel this way. Grief Reiki, a book by Sharon Ehlers helps you move emotionally, physically and spiritually through your grief journey.
Dec 4 Gift — Nest Necklace jewelry
The Nest Necklaces by Rachelle-isms tell the world that you are holding more in your heart than can be seen with your eyes. They tell YOUR story. Each bead in the nest represents a child: turquoise Howlite for living children and white pearl for children who are no longer living. Note: Image is a sample only; actual gift may differ.
The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
Carole Henderson of Grief Recovery (UK) provides the handbook by John W. James, who discovered an effective path to healing following the death of his 3-day old son. Recently updated, the book has sold over 1 million copies globally.
Martina Hosse-Dolega gifts five copies of her German-language book “Sternleins Journey”. Beautifully illustrated, the hardcover book is written for both children and adult readers on grief, everlasting love and the treasure of memory.
Dec 7 Gift — Loss Bracelet set
Michelle Wright of Jade for Angels gifts a beautiful bracelet handmade of semiprecious gemstones. Your item arrives in a small, wooden box ready you can decorate or paint as a keepsake for your special angel. Note: Image is a sample only; actual gift may differ.
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Inspired by her son Jensen Grey, Danielle Ridgeway creates the cutest mistletoes we have ever seen. This customized Christmas ornament with your child’s footprint scanned onto a small 4×4 wood slice is topped with red sparkle ribbon to make a perfect mistletoe. Add your child’s name to the back.
But what if there were a way to learn to accept, understand, cope and continue on with life? What if you could live with your grief and still survive? This course with Melo Garcia of After Chloe assists parents who are grieving the loss of a child.
In this book, Alexa Bigwarfe provides encouragement, hope, love, and light to grieving mothers through shared stories and tips from parents who have experienced the loss of a child.
Facets of Grief by Franchesca Cox began as an online donation-based workshop. This labor of loss and love includes creative and practical ways to process grief. It is suitable for ANY type of child loss, from miscarriage to the death of an adult child.
Inspired by her daughter Emilee, Dianna Harrington of Wire and Wellness lovingly creates wire wrapped jewelry featuring healing stones for grief and infant loss bangle with baby feet and angel wing charms.
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Imagine a friend to hold your hand in the time following the loss of your baby. This book by Amie Lands will be your constant companion; answering all the questions you may have and guiding you through the days to come.
Healing sessions with Sharon Ehlers can help you move emotionally, physically and spiritually through your grief journey. Distant Reiki sessions are personalized to your needs and conducted by phone or Skype at a prearranged time.
Grief Diaries: Will We Survive? — Stories from Parents About the Challenges of Marriage after Child Loss
Daphne Greer of The Compassionate Courier gifts her co-authored book that offers a tender glimpse into the impact on marriage and relationships between bereaved parents following loss of a child, including struggles with blame, intimacy, and more.
These handmade leather cuffs are the perfect accessory for any outfit. Rub a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to the back to refocus your mind or drift off sleep. With a son in and out of the hospital, Carla Riechel created cuffs with inspirational quotes to get her through the tough days. Made with soft, genuine leather, the brown leather Just Breathe cuff is Adult Medium and the black leather Still I Rise is Adult Small. Wear these cuffs to remind you to just take one moment at a time.
Whether you have had birth trauma, infertility loss or pregnancy loss, Lindsay Gibson will support you in your grief journey to find harmony, healing and balance so that you will find joy along the way.
Gifted by Birgit Rutz of Hope’s Angel, the comfort bag is an initial way to comfort parents grieving the death of a child. The lovingly-assembled gift bag includes a candle, handkerchief, herbal tea, angel and a small card with forget-me-not-seeds.
Katrina Rohr of Say It Stamped creates wearable art so you can keep your child close wherever you go. Featuring your baby or child’s name, dates or special coordinates, this hand-stamped keychain is also a perfect gift for grieving dads.
Part of the award-winning Grief Diaries series, this book by Sharon Ehlers shares the poignant stories of people who have all lost someone they love. The book is a wonderful source of comfort and offers a treasured reminder that none of us walk this journey alone.
The session with Christine Markowski will focus on any aspect of your trauma and grief you wish. Your heavy emotions can lighten and energy shifts can happen. No need to relive and retell your story in order for Reiki healing to occur.
Dec 22 Gift — Comfort Scarves and Guardian Angels
Cozy comfort scarf, neckerchief and guardian angel cushions
Maria Henneicke and Ariane Amman lovingly hand-sew a comforting scarf and neckerchief to warm your broken heart. The guardian angel cushion by Ariane gives a parent or sibling something to hold and cuddle. After losing her son, Felix, Ariane found healing in her sewing as she brings comfort to other grieving parents, and Maria was instrumental in that process.
Katrina Rohr of Say It Stamped creates wearable art by so you can keep your child close all day long. Select one hand-stamped adjustable washer bracelet with your preferred inspirational message as a daily token of remembrance and encouragement.
We’ve saved the best for last! View the beautiful items being gifted on the final day of our Advent Calendar!
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