The Memory Box

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memoryboxarticleChildren especially
struggle when someone they love dies. So a memory box is a great
way to help them feel close to the person they’ve lost. Help your
child through grief by creating a special box to provide comfort
and security during a difficult time.

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You’ll need a shoe box, gift wrap, decorating supplies, a
marker, photographs, and special items related to the individual
who’s passed away.

Help your child gift wrap the shoe box and lid separately. Your
child can select photos with special meaning and write the date and
the occasion on the back of each one. Include special stories or
drawings of memories or treasured times spent together. Even
personal effects such as buttons or jewelry make good remembrances.
Your child can add to the memory box over time.

As you create and fill the box, discuss heaven and eternal life
with your child.

Kelly Rhoades Dumler
Livonia, Michigan

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