Your Family...

Well, I broke my streak for getting these emails out at 7:15 am on Tuesday morning! We had an unexpected daytrip yesterday for a funeral visitation and by the time we got home at 10:30 last night, I just didn't have it in me.  Maybe this will be a test... what time of day do you like to receive/read these emails?

Jeremy's Uncle passed away and we drove down to Southwest Missouri. It was quick but it was good to see most of our family on his Mom's side.

Does your family look like you hoped this holiday season?  Loss is so hard, especially during the holidays.  

I wanted to take time this week to talk about the ladies I have the honor of meeting at Plume each month during our GracefulWait meetings. These are women who are still longing to become moms struggling with infertility, or who are grieving the loss of of a baby through miscarriage or early infant death.   We happen to have our November monthly meeting tomorrow night Wednesday Nov 17th from 6-8PM in the Gathering Room at Plume, and if you or someone you know needs support, we'd love to have them come.   You can read more about GracefulWait HEREOur topic for this weeks meeting will be "Surviving the Holidays" through loss and infertility.  

For most of the women we meet at GracefulWait, their family does not look like they dreamed it would. They either have no children, not as many children as they hoped or have babies (or even big kids) already in Heaven.  The holidays are one of the most difficult times to grieve losses or to face another year of "not yet". 

I think that's one reason why our Personalized Ornaments are so special to me this year.  Kim, from Blue Daisy Dreamer has found a way to recognize full families, including angel & fur babies.  Seeing your baby or other loved one's name who may have passed far too soon included, gives validation to their life and a chance to honor and remember. 

We've made a few edits to our ordering process.  If you've already placed an order prior to November 13, your ornament is in the works and will likely be at Plume or shipped to you later this week.  After processing a good amount of these orders, we have realized the need to implement a 2-tier pricing structure.   Ornaments with 1-5 Names will still be $19.99 as all previous orders.  Ornaments with 6 - 10 names will now be $24.99 due to the slightly larger size and increased design time needed to add the additional names.    You may also now indicate angel wings & paw prints if you need those added to your ornaments.

ORDERS PLACED BY DEC 7th Will be available for pick-up at Plume by December 23rd, or shipped in time for Christmas.    At this time we are batching these orders so that Kim can work as efficiently as possible to get them all done.  
Our Holiday Bake Shoppe Order Page up and Running.  Additional items will be added but here's what's available to pre-porder:

We're also NOT SKIPPING Thanksgiving!   Also taking orders for Thanksgiving Cupcakes if you need a dessert in addition to Pie!  

Place orders for Pick-up Wednesday Nov 24th HERE.

From the bottom of our hearts friends, thank you for reading and being a part of our story.   
See you soon!