WHAT IS THE BIRTHDAY PROJECT?
The AadenSage Birthday Project was started October 8, 2013 as a tangible way to remind grieving parents that they are seen and remembered and cared for; that they and their baby is forever loved. This tangible reminder comes in the form of an art print gifted from me to you (or to your friend or family member.) The design changes each year, but the message stays the same: “We haven’t forgotten. And we love you.”
Since October of 2013 we have sent these tangible reminders to more families than we can count. And with every gift that is sent, my heart overflows at what an honor it is to bless others in the midst of their grief and to celebrate my son at the same time.
We chose October in honor of my son’s birthday (Aaden Sage Proffitt, 10.08.08 – 11.15.08). We love that October is also Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month — a perfect time to gift a special reminder such as this.
HOW DOES THE BIRTHDAY PROJECT WORK?
Every year during the month of October, we send a limited edition art print along with a personal note from me to parents who are grieving; reminding them that their little one is never forgotten and is forever loved.
To submit the name of a family member, friend or yourself simply:
- Go to The Morning Shop
- Add the print to your shop. During the month of October* we cover the cost of the print as a gift to you in honor of my son’s birthday. We only ask that you pay the shipping cost of $2.20 to help fund the cost of this project. If you would like to donate more to this project feel free to choose an amount from the dropdown menu.
- Feel free to leave a message for the recipient in the box located above the “Add to Cart” button.
- Click the “CHECK OUT” button when you are ready and complete the checkout process. Please remember to add the shipping address of the recipient if the address is different than your own.
*You can still send an art print after the month of October. However November through September, the prints will be sold at normal retail value to help sustain the cost of running The Morning.
Submissions will be processed on a weekly basis so please allow 5-7 days for shipping notifications.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE NAME?
Absolutely! You can send as many art prints as you like! However, please keep in mind that you can only designate one shipping address per order. If the submissions will be going to different addresses you must place separate orders.
WHAT IS THE LAST DAY FOR BIRTHDAY PROJECT SUBMISSIONS?
The AadenSage Birthday Project is for the entire month of October, ending October 31. After October 31st, the print will be available but at it’s full price of $20.00.
WHO CREATED THE 2018 ART?
The 2018 Birthday Project print was created by Lindsay Sherbondy of Lindsay Letters!
“I loved the print I received. After our loss I felt so alone and your gift made me feel like I was part of a community.” C.
“I have this hanging in my office and I love it.” M.
“I have both received and sent them in the past, and I can’t say how much it meant to me!! Your gift made my pain more of a badge and a sweet, almost happy reminder. It brought me peace and continues to do so.” C.
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