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Thoughtful Printable Gift for Those Grieving

Back when I lost my mom in 2001 I was empty. I felt very alone and misplaced in the world and felt that way until I gave birth to my oldest just two months into being eighteen years old. No one ever prepares you for losing a parent. No one tells you how empty you’d feel, and that the void would never be filled again. No one really talks about losing a parent, especially at a younger age. It’s an awful thought but a very real one to me so I talk to my kids about it and her, and when we’ve lost pets or friends along the way it has opened up more discussions.

I am very honest with my kids about death and life, and feelings. I try to communicate with them as best I can and let them know they can and will always be able to tell me anything, and that I will always be here for them.

Recently, someone I know lost her mother. It was difficult and it made me remember a saying I’ve heard over the years. We’ve all heard, “Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!” but are you aware of the saying that goes along with finding a penny an angel throws down? If you are let me refresh your memory, and if you aren’t this is what I mean:

“When an Angel misses you they toss a penny down. Sometimes to cheer you up and make a smile out of your frown. So don’t pass by a penny, when you’re feeling blue. It may just be a penny an Angel tossed down for you.”

Powerful, right? Well, I decided to make this printable so that I can not only give them to my kids so when they are out and about and see a penny they can think of my mom, but also for you in case you know someone who may need a little reminder that their lost loved ones will always be with them.

Materials Needed:

For these you don’t need much:

  • THIS free printable
  • Good quality cardstock paper
  • Paper Cutter/Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Pennies

Putting them together:

These are so easy. Simply print out the free printable, cut out the cards and you glue gun on the pennies. That’s it!

I don’t know about you but I see pennies all the time, and here in Canada pennies are no longer being made or circulated so finding them may be a little harder and rare which makes this mean so much more.

I think to help kids understand a bit better, and begin to heal something like this is a must. I know a lot of people think it’s crazy to think this way, so if it’s not for you I understand. But, this is a way to help heal and a reminder our loved ones are always with us even if they aren’t here on earth with us.

DOWNLOAD YOUR PENNIES FROM HEAVEN PRINTABLE HERE

If you know someone who could use a little reminder or some cheering up, simply give them this little card and they’ll always be reminded when they see a penny, it’s someone watching down on them!