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Jacob's Box | a keepsake box for babies born in silence.

Most parents say they just wish they had something to hold onto. Join us in building a box to honor babies born in silence.

Jacob's Box | a keepsake box for babies born in silence.

Most parents say they just wish they had something to hold onto. Join us in building a box to honor babies born in silence.

$2,227
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

"Can you put your miscarriage design on a box?" was the question that started this whole campaign.

Paper taped on a shoe box, an old hat box covered in floral fabric, a plastic tub, a drawer, thin cardboard boxes with silky ribbons on them. These are the options we found when we searched "baby keepsake box."

It's understandable. Parents will grab onto anything they can to remember their little one, even if it's simple or unfortunately low quality. But we started asking ourselves, What if they could hold onto something a little more sturdy, built, sound? What if we could provide a piece of furniture, really, that was designed specifically for the purpose of displaying and honoring their child?

"I remember trifling through the box my mom kept for my brother, Jacob. It had a little container of his ashes, some pictures, and other trinkets from his birthday, his hospital bracelet, a rose, and later a walnut from the tree we planted for him. Mom always said she should have asked to hold him, but the day was too confusing, too much of a horrifying blur. She didn't have an advocate, someone who cared to put time and energy into honoring my brother." -Lilah

What if, even though those babies have gone ahead of us, we could honor them with the work of our hands here and now?

A box. It's a simple thing. It's a storage unit, a place to keep stuff, a thing to store away. But what if the memories we have of those babies could be shared and displayed, set out, intentionally honoring their short time on earth?

Jacob's box was started to provide that. In the form of a beautifully, hand-crafted, laser engraved wooden box, we want to provide that place of honor for those we've all lost.

In a collaboration with Luke & Abby of Wayfaren Co., we plan to bring you a box that is living-room worthy, and beautiful to display to your family and guests.

this is a preview of what the box will look like, done through photoshop.
this is a preview of what the box will look like, done through photoshop.

(photo Wayfaren Co.)

Our 'Your Entire Life' image will be engraved on the top of each box.

Whether you're a professional dancer or a kitchen dancer, life itself is a dance and we are honored to share it with those who have waltzed their way in.

The boxes will be big enough to hold a handful of keepsake items and will come with a Certificate of Honor.

Boxes will be made of pine wood and measure 9.5in x 8in wide x 4in deep. The lid will be secured with gold hinges (NOT the slide out like shown above)

We are so grateful for you backing this project and helping us give to those who feel as though they've lost it all. Help us pass on the blessing by helping us offer this product in our shop!

Thank you for your generosity and prayer and thoughts and encouragement in this endeavor.

-Zac & Lilah

www.thehigginscreative.com

Risks and challenges

We will be ordering our boxes wholesale from Wayfaren Co. and we have no control over shipping issues that may arise. We will also rely on the availability of product and production from both Wayfaren Co and The Higgins Creative. This may cause delays, but will do our best to ensure and correct any orders that are lost or damaged.

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