Butterfly Boxes by Aiden’s Wings

I’m honored to share another beautiful project in memory of a child gone too soon. My friend Jackie Sondrol (brought together through our mutual loss) recently started making these amazing Butterfly Boxes for women who suffer a miscarriage. I’ve felt so called to do something for all forms of baby loss but with the numbers in a larger city it’s a daunting task. Jackie, however, works in a little hospital in Deer River, MN. The smaller facility makes it possible for her to reach more people on every level and I just love that she’s reached out in this way to honor her son Aiden.


Jackie has also started a Facebook page, Aiden’s Wings of Awareness, to draw attention to information surrounding the loss of babies. I’d love for you to check it out.

Great work Jackie! I’m so proud to call you a friend and honored that we’ve been able to work together to help families in Northern Minnesota.

Read more about Jackie and her inspiration below.

If you’d like to donate to this project please use the Baby Loss Memory Box donation link on my home page and be sure to specific “Butterfly Boxes” in the notes field.

Butterfly Boxes by Aiden’s Wings

My inspiration behind these boxes came from a wonderful woman, whom I work with, that expressed to me the desire to provide mothers who have had to endure the pain of losing their baby to miscarriage with a remembrance memento.
My passion in bringing this idea to life came from my own son, Aiden, who was stillborn on August 20, 2013. Not a day goes by that we don’t miss our sweet baby boy. I am proud to be Aiden’s Mommy and grateful by how his life has touched so many already.
It is my hope that these mementos will offer families hope, healing and most importantly, to know that their baby is loved, honored and always remembered.
“Every life, no matter how fragile or brief, forever changes the world.” -Author Unknown

3 thoughts on “Butterfly Boxes by Aiden’s Wings

  1. Jackie Sondrol says:

    Oh Janelle! I absolutely love it!
    Thank you so much!
    I’m so glad we are able to work together for a greater cause!
    Thank you again!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Claire Manston says:

    I was referred by nhs 111 to emergency a and e as i started bleeding at 5 weeks and was pain in my abdomen. They was worried i was having an eptopic pregnancy so was admitted to cedar ward at hull royal for an internal scan and montouring and bloods. Went to epau on the 7th of feb and had a vaginal scan was told nothing and sent back to the ward. On the 8th i was told i had miscarried the baby and that i was to be discharged to continue it at home. Was given no information, no support and nothing as a comfort. I was suppose to have been handed a support pack with a braclet of hope and information on dealing with loss but left with only my discharge papers and due to covid was admitted alone and partner could not ve there for support. This is our first loss and ita so horrible. We are wondering if you do a support pack or a memory pack for us to keep for the recognising of the life of our little one

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