Ideas for Birthdays & Anniversaries
In time you may find that you would like to mark the special days after your child has died. Birthdays, anniversaries special dates that mean so much. We have quite a few ideas below, however, if there is something we have not included and that you would like to share, please contact us.
Let off balloons; tie a note or a special message
Give everyone a ribbon and tell them what it is for and who it is in memory of
Make a scrapbook or shadow box and store pictures and treasured items that were special to your child
Buy something your child would like and keep it as a memento
Take toys etc to other children in hospital or donate money to the hospital or local children's hospice in memory of your child
Have a t-shirt made with your childs picture and wear it all that day
Make a memory stone; paint your childs name, dates or a picture
Write a message in a bottle, write about your child, include some tiny memento's relevant to your child and don't forget to include your address as you never know who will write back to you!
Light a special candle of remembrance
Get awareness bands - I am the father/mother of an angel
Share your story either on a social networking site, blog or newspaper, or contact us and we would be happy to share it on here.
Hold an annual charity event in memory of your child
Get involved in a cause, volunteering your time to something that is already established
Write a poem and send it to everyone you know
Ask others to write their memories or impressions of your child, read them aloud at a gathering at your home and maybe include a table with some of your childs special things as a remembrance
Plant forget me not seeds