And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
~John Henry Newman
Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. While my two suspected chemical pregnancies (never confirmed) don’t make me feel like I’ve experienced pregnancy or infant loss, many of my infertility friends have. Unfortunately, it seems to come with the territory.
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is one way someone can lose a child. SIDS and Infertility share the same awareness ribbon, a half baby pink and half baby blue ribbon.
I started making jewelry again (was doing some as a teen) and I really wanted to make a bracelet using a SIDS/Infertility Awareness ribbon charm. It took me a while to find a charm as it seems it isn’t one most places have. But I did finally find one.
So, in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I want to give away one of these bracelets. If you have experienced pregnancy loss, infant loss, or have dealt with infertility, I’d love for you to enter the giveaway.
What you can win: A pink and blue bracelet with a SIDS/Infertility Awareness ribbon charm. It’s made of baby blue and baby pink genuine Swarovski Crystal beads, clear glass tear drop beads, sterling silver plated spacer beads, and a sterling silver plated heart toggle clasp. And a SIDS/Infertility Awareness charm, of course!
Start/End: The contest will start as soon as this post goes up and will end at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 21, 2013.
How to enter:
- First of all, you MUST leave a comment on this post and tell me how pregnancy loss, infant loss, and/or infertility has touched your life (it doesn’t have to be a long explanation if you don’t want to). However, you can increase your chances of winning by doing the following:
- One (1) additional entry if you: follow my blog. Leave a separate comment here and let me know you follow my blog.
- One (1) additional entry per day for each day you: tweet about this contest. While you can tweet as many times as you want a day, only one per day will count! Don’t forget to @wifeyofasailor so I know you did it. Leave another comment with your Twitter name and the date/time you tweeted.
- One (1) additional entry if you: blog about it on your own blog. Again. leave a separate comment here and give me the link to your blog post.
How the winner will be chosen: I’ll choose the winner through random.org and that winner will have five days to respond to me and give me their name and mailing address, along with your wrist size (so I can make sure it fits!). I’ll send the bracelet via Priority Mail.
That’s it! Good luck!