Creating Tangibility During the Holidays
from KotaPress and Kim Lotz of CA MISS Chapter

Editor's Note: During the holidays, bereaved parents are painfully reminded of how few tangible items they have to mark their child's existance. While everyone is taking holiday photos, sending cards, buying gifts for surviving or subsequent children, the memory of the dead child seems to fade more and more. And parents can crave tangible items to mark the full scope of their parenthood, something to honor the child is who is gone. One of our online group members, Kim Lotz, found a wonderful site where many different kinds of memorial items are offered. Many thanks to Kim for, not only sharing the link with us, but also for sending along catalog item numbers to make it easy for all of us to find what she found there!!

From Kim: If you visit and type in these items numbers in their search engine, you will find some really awesome grief/memorial items:



MISS Foundation Information
The M.I.S.S. Foundation was founded in 1996 and is an international non-profit 501(c ) 3 organization
which offers immediate and on-going support for families experiencing the death of a child from any
cause. We offer local support groups, bilingual support, resources, free funeral planning, peer counseling, newsletters, camps for grieving kids, and a wonderful website ( We also believe strongly in community education and awareness. We offer various programs that range from healthy baby education to bereavement support to annual conferences and seminars for medical professionals helping provide psychosocial intervention to grieving families . For more information, please contact the National MISS Foundation offices at 623.979.1000.

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