A few years ago, I posted a picture of a small blue ribbon with a heart charm saying that I was hoping to add these to the memory boxes. Until now, I’d not been able to include them due to the frustrating process of finding an efficient means of assembly for the pins and the need to design a card to hold them.
I’m pleased to announce that we will now be including the ribbon pins in addition to the mother’s bracelet!
As the picture above shows, there are three ribbons. The top one is just simple bow with a heart charm and is meant to be left with the child, perhaps in their tiny, precious hand. The bottom two bows are pins meant to be worn by the parents and/or family members. One has a tie tac back and one has a bar pin back. We will be providing blue and pink ribbons, as well as white ones for the gender neutral memory boxes.
I hope that these will provide a simple, yet meaningful, way for the the parents and family members to keep a connection with their lost child.
In the future, I hope to be able to provide a miscarriage version of the pins. The loss of a child through miscarriage is still the loss of a child. Here is an example of the miscarriage pins.
Next, I will be working on instructions and kits so that I can recruit other people in the assembly process. Hopefully, that process won’t take me another three years!