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Day 22: My turn in the 25 Days of Giveaway

I’m so happy to participate this year and to share a gift that is in remembrance my heavenly babies. Calvin and Rainbow inspire me to find creative expression, and making resin pendants is one of my outlets. So, today, I am giving away a custom resin pendant. Below are some examples of what I’ve made to give you an idea of the different ways to customize it using photos, drawings, ultrasound pics, and collage/scrapbooking. My husband and I wear pendants from Calvin’s ultrasounds, which are pictured above. I wear the one on the top right, and Louie wears the one on the bottom right. You can see a couple others that I’ve made using my paintings.

example pendants

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment sharing who you’re missing this holiday season and how you’re remembering them and what you think you’d like on the pendant
  2. Get an additional entry by sharing this post on Facebook and leaving another comment saying you shared it
  3. Get an additional entry by becoming a fan of Calvin’s Cupcakes on Facebook and leaving another comment saying you “Liked” it
  4. Get an additional entry by sharing this post on Twitter and leaving another comment saying you Tweeted it

Winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, December 23. Please note, you have to leave a comment to get an entry, just sharing links and liking Calvin’s Cupcakes is not enough, because I want to know more about you, too!

To see other giveaways, be sure to visit Tina’s blog, Living Without Sophia and Ellie.

Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

0 thoughts on “Day 22: My turn in the 25 Days of Giveaway

  1. I am missing my daughter Hope. She was stillborn in perfect health at 40 weeks 5 days on August 19, 2008. I’m not sure what I’d like on my necklace. I’d have to have a good think about it. An ultrasound picture does sound like a nice idea. The only times I ever saw her alive.

  2. These are beautiful! Thank you for having a giveaway, Crystal. I am missing many loved ones this year, but I guess I miss most my parents and Meredith. My dad died in 1991 and my mother passed in 2003. Christmas brings back such vivid memories of my childhood and the happy, simple times we had. If I won the pendant I would love a pink rose on it for Meredith.

  3. Hi –
    I am Jamie and I am missing my son Vincent this year. He was still born at 22 weeks on 4/29/09 (thanks Prince William for needing to pick that date…). What I am doing this year is buying a few gifts off the advent tree for a 1.5 year old boy in need. I am hanging Vincent’s ornaments on the tree, I am making sure no one has forgotten Vincent.

    These are spectacular. I would like one either with Vincent’s “official” hospital photo – or a wonderful picture I took of just his feet…..

    Wonderful giveaway!

  4. My baby daughter’s name is Rebekah Joy and this is our 2nd Christmas without her here with us. We decided to sponsor a family through World Vision in her name as our Christmas present to her this year.
    Your work is so beautiful. I would love to have one with her footprints…Thank you for this giveaway to help another mom get through the holiday.

  5. I am missing my son Reid this Christmas. He died just before he was delivered on April 3rd of this year. So far I have been making ornaments for him and for other children who are not with their parents. Then pendants are beautiful.

  6. I am missing my daughter Freja. She was born on March 25, ’09 and lived for 15 days. Your necklaces are beautiful, I would love one with either Freja’s picture, or something that reminds me of her. I love that you and your husband wear them with your son’s ultrasound picture! I look forward to getting to know you, but am so sorry we had to ‘meet’ under such sad circumstances.

  7. I am missing both my babies. It is my second Christmas without Baby Wheeler and my first Christmas without Michael Noah. I miss my babies so much and wish they were here to celebrate Christmas with us

  8. I really really miss Mama… just like every holiday season πŸ™ It’s kind of backwards but I remember her by not doing much to celebrate Thanksgiving since that’s the time we found out about her cancer & the same month she passed. I’m afraid if I’m too busy celebrating she might think I forgot her. It would be cool to have a circle portrait pendant like the one on the bottom left with a pic of Mama from when she was younger.

  9. I will be spending my second Christmas without my little girl, Kennedy. I would love to have a necklace with just her initial and maybe a butterfly which is symbolic of the way I remember her. Your necklaces are beautiful!! Thank you for hosting a giveaway. Come visit me on the 24th!! ((hugs))

  10. I will be missing my sweet Juanito! His first angelversary in Heaven is also in only 7 days and so this year is exceptionally hard. We plan to send him balloons and have a birthday cake in his honor. Other than that I am not sure what else we will do.

  11. I am missing my twin boys who were born too soon on August 15, 2010. We have ornaments in their memory, decorated stockings int heir memory and light candles often. We are always looking for more ways to honor our sweet boys. I absolutely LOVE these pendants. If I were to win though I would be paying it forward to a special person. She needs a smile and I think she would love this.

  12. Those are so beautiful! I have never seen anything like it. I would like one with my daughters ultrasound picture on it. She was born still on September 15th of this year at 31 weeks due to downs syndrome and a heart defect. I am sorry to hear about your angels.

  13. I’m missing our firstborn son, Dylan (6/11/08-6/17/08). He’s my perfect, little angel. I am loving those pendants. You’re so creative and talented. I would love one with Dylan’s name or ultrasound on it. What a great idea!

  14. I’m missing my daughter, Shyla Joy, and my son, Jakin Isaac. Shyla went to Heaven September 2, 2009 and Jakin joined her November 24, 2010.

    I’m not sure what I would want on my necklace….I’m tyring to think of a way to incorporate both Shyla and Jakin…and perhaps my earthly child, Ethan, as well…let me think on this and if I win I know the perfect idea will come. Maybe something with the meaning of part of their names “Strong” “Joy” “Laughter”…hmmm

  15. Crystal, these are lovely. I love how creative and artistic you are.

    You know my story, as I know yours. πŸ™‚ You are an amazing woman, and I am so grateful for your support of my Maddie and I.

  16. The pendants are beautiful Crystal. I would love one of my ultrasound pics of the triplets. We lost our daughter, Hadley, on of triplets, 3 years ago and include her in all of our Christmas traditions each year, hoping our kids grow up remembering her too.

  17. Those penants are beautiful!

    I am missing my baby boy Jacob, who was stillborn on June 1, 2010. Thie holidays should have been so different. I also had a miscarriage in August at 5 weeks and one in November at 10 weeks. I am missing the babies that should be in my belly right now too.

    I would like a penant like yours, with a picture of Jacob’s profile from his ultrasound on it.

    You are so talented!

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