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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl...  (More)

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Angel Gowns

Uploaded: Mar 29, 2014
When I got married, I had the opportunity to wear our family veil. Sadly, it hadn't been preserved properly and lost its white color over the generations. Rather than wear it down the aisle, we decided to drape it over the altar instead.

Like many brides, I kept my dress after I got married. It is currently stashed away in a closet until a future daughter, daughter-in-law or niece decides whether or not it (or pieces of it) will be a part of her wedding day. I doubt anyone else will walk down the aisle in my dress, but who knows what it could be repurposed into.

A few days ago a friend posted a news story about one way to repurpose wedding dresses. I hope that you are as touched by this organization as I was. One of NICU Helping Hands' many services is to use material from old wedding dresses and sew angel gowns for babies who don't make it home. One wedding dress can be sewn into a dozen or more gowns for these little ones. I was especially touched when one woman who lost her own baby chose to donate her wedding dress to the cause.

What mementos have you saved for your kids to potentially use one day? And which ones have you chosen instead to donate to an organization or other cause?
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

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Posted by LJ, a resident of another community,
on Mar 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

"Angel gowns." I hadn't heard of this before. Thank you, Cheryl. In our family, Mom's long, formal gowns eventually found their way to the costume closet. Nothing more fun than dress-up!


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Mar 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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LJ - Thanks for commenting. What a great way to create special memories.


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