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Celebrating the Birthday of a Deceased Child

Ideas, Resources, & Examples from
Fellow Bereaved Parents

As parents, we want to celebrate our children on their birthdays. As bereaved parents, we often want the same. Whether at a large party or fundraiser or at an intimate gathering with your closest friends, there are so many ways to acknowledge the birthday of a deceased child.

Below are several resources and descriptions of different ways bereaved parents and loved ones may choose to celebrate or observe their childrens’ birthdays.

Planning a Party or Event
for your Deceased Child's Birthday

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Ways to spend your deceased child’s birthday, due date, or death anniversary

From family amusement park trips to sweet 16s, our culture holds many traditions for celebrating or observing the birthday of a living child. We unfortunately fall short in common ways to celebrate or observe the birthday of a child who is deceased. Here are 13 ideas for ways to spend the day.

Memorial Birthday Cards
for Deceased Children

Memorial Birthday Cards
for Bereaved Parents

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