Baby memorial gifts
There is perhaps nothing more heartbreaking than the death of an infant or
child. Although the loss of any loved one is grievous and sad, losing a child
can be particularly devastating to a family.
It violates the natural order of things, the natural progression of the generations. It just seems so unfair and hard to justify!
Added to this is a stigma that society places on bereaved parents. If an infant is lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or other perinatal causes, outsiders seem to discount the significance of the loss. Now you and I know how unreasonable this is, but it happens all too often. I guess the thinking is that if you didn't know the child for very long, then the grief should not be as great. Parents are urged to get over the loss as soon as possible, and "get on with their lives". After all, you can have more children...
And if an older child dies, friends and acquaintances are only too aware of how great your loss really is. In fact, they often try to minimize it because it hits home so hard... it could have happened to them! So once again, you find outsiders wanting to get past the tragedy as soon as possible, and urging the parents to do so, too.
Don't be guilty of failing to properly acknowledge the enormity of the loss when your friend loses a child, for whatever reason. Be there for them, and understand that they need a full and lengthy bereavement in order to heal from their personal tragedy.
No, a sympathy gift is not necessary. The gifts we suggest below are certainly not mandatory, and we don't want to "guilt trip" you into thinking they are. What the bereaved parents need most right now is the contact and warmth of friends and family. Show them that you care and support them, no matter how uncomfortable and overwhelming the situation. A gift is not necessary. Your presence is.
That being said, we present below a few sympathy items that would be appropriate for bereaved parents, if you feel it might help:
Hope Basket includes:
Care basket includes:
Miscarriage gift basket includes:
"As you hold me close in memory, even though we are apart, my spirit will live on, there within your heart...I am with you always. When you lean on trusted friends and their caring hugs enfold you, within their loving arms I'll be there to hold you...I am with you always. And beyond the far horizon when we'll finally be together, where love will be eternal and life will last forever...I am with you always".
May this keepsake token remind you of your loved one, who is with you in spirit...always.
Token is brass with shiny non-tarnish silver plating and comes gift boxed with a card.
Forever Beaded Bracelet- Sterling Silver
We love this simple design....four long sterling silver links with crystal bead highlights that catch the light. The simple sterling silver word charm lies flat and smoothly on your wrist connecting you 'Forever'....
We are happy to put any quote that you would like to go with this beautiful bracelet.
The standard quote of comfort we put with this bracelet is: "A part of you grew in me. And so you see, we will always be together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart."
Our Children Live On Book: Heartwarming stories of hope, healing, and comfort for the bereaved.
Our Children Live On is an award-winning collection of powerful, true stories that prove our children are with us forever. Eighty-two heartfelt, moving testimonials from bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and caregivers clearly demonstrate that love and life are eternal.
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Didn't find the perfect gift on this page?
Try one of these:
Flowers or Live Plants
Unique and Unusual Sympathy Gifts
Sympathy Gifts for Children
Sympathy Gifts Just for Men
Memorial Picture Frames