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Sunday Mournings

Join us to change the cultural messaging surrounding grief by cultivating authentic connections & conversations through heartfelt gifting.

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Campaign Ends on June 28, 2024

Project Description

Every single day ~165,000 people died in the US in 2023. 1 in 5 people will experience the death of someone very close to them before they turn 18 (and approximately 6 million of those under 18 will experience the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver by the time they turn 18). However, these heartbreaking and awakening numbers don’t include how we lose ourselves, our homes, relationships, jobs, safety, and so much more during our life’s journey.

Grief surrounds us. It’s the only thing in life that is inevitable, yet we avoid it manifesting illness, trauma, and so much more. What we often forget when wanting to avoid it, is we already know it. From the second we leave the womb we are grieving. Grieving the comfort and connection of what we once knew- our home. 

Sunday Mournings is the home for love and loss. Our mission is to change the cultural messaging surrounding grief by cultivating authentic connections and conversations through heartfelt gifting.

 

I felt my purpose to change cultural messaging around our grief-avoidant culture start slowly because I first had to change the messaging for myself, and then I could no longer ignore the call. My heart filled with fire to help support loved ones remember how to connect with each other.

We need to change the conversations about grief- we need to have them. We need to tell our stories not just for ourselves, but for each other and with each other. Sunday Mournings helps start the conversations, extend a hand when you don’t know what to say, and support the grief journey beyond just the first few months.

We want to breathe life into pain and remind love of its home. At Sunday Mournings we care about being transparent. 

Here is exactly where your contributions are going:

  • $3,000- bulk full-color box printing + purchasing, packing supplies, and all additional design aspects. 
  • $1,300- Tech build-out to support remembering death anniversaries, grief dates, and more. Additionally, the final build-out of our e-comm site. 
  • $5,000+- Product purchasing- This is a double-win because you support small businesses (primarily women-owned) too!

This is so much more than just a business to me, this is my soul work. Without you, this project would not be possible. You’ve already started making a difference even by simply being here and learning more about grief. We invite you to continue that impact and share this with someone as a conversation starter.

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will the items I purchased ship?

    Each item is unique so I encourage going back to that item's separate page. You can also email any questions that are not answered to [email protected] with the subject line: Crowdfunding Question. 

     

  • Are you excited to share what you've been building for years with us? How are you feeling!?

    I truly can not put into words what this experience has been for me. It's expanded me in ways beyond what I could ever imagine and cracked me, and my grief, back open. Starting a business is something disguised as logistics, passion, ideas, and implementation.. but it really is meeting (or re-meeting) every crevice of yourself. An endless thank you to my partner, beautiful friends, heart-led coach, and therapist. Their patience and support are what continue to get me through and remind me of what is possible. I love you all. 

 

 

P J
06/18/2024
Sunday Mournings Tote
$50
L
06/13/2024
Monetary Contribution
$100
Taylor Aasand
06/12/2024
In Honor of A Loved One
$40
Amy Bartko
06/12/2024
In Honor of A Loved One
$40
Mapuana Reed
06/12/2024
Monetary Contribution
$500
Meg’s
06/12/2024
Honor Your Grief
$40
Lindsey
06/11/2024
Monetary Contribution
$500
Alex
05/10/2024
Sunday Mournings x Soulshine Co.
$68
P J
05/06/2024
Monetary Contribution
$200
Beth
05/03/2024
Monetary Contribution
$350
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40.00 USD
Honor Your Grief

It is time to be seen by yourself. This is your time to claim your grief and most importantly that you don’t have to carry it alone. We are so proud of your courage.

When donating we would love for you to say out loud to yourself-  "I _____ honor my grief. I plan to ______ today to do so. "

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40.00 USD
In Honor of A Loved One

We would love to celebrate them today by sending love their way.  Please share with us the name of who we are honoring. ( We don't think you can add notes here so feel free to via IG DM, email, or maybe even share a photo - whatever feels best for YOU in your heart). 

When donating please say out loud: "I honor _____ my ______ (relationship to them). I love_____ about them." 

Say their names.  How long has it been since you've heard their name spoken out loud? Soak that sound in. 

6 Supporters
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88.00 USD
“Here Now In This”

We’ve been keeping a little secret that this would be one of the offers but are so excited to share… In deepest gratitude to Natalia, founder and owner of The Soulshine Co., our project wouldn’t be what it was without her support. Not only is she the designer we collaborated with for the physical box itself, so much of our imagery, and updated logo, but a true angel of a human. As a special surprise thank you, we would love to give back to her business in the process of also fundraising for ours. We love you Soulshine Co!

(Again, because transparency is important to us 8x10 does not include a frame, $38 is for print and shipping, and $50 is for SM donation.  Fun fact: 8 is the number that symbolizes balance, and when in double-digits (88) It's a reminder to pay attention to patience, understanding, and compassion. We felt this was a perfect reminder that with grief we will always be "here now in this").

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68.00 USD
Sunday Mournings x Soulshine Co.

We’ve been keeping a little secret that this would be one of the offers but are so excited to share… In deepest gratitude to Natalia, founder and owner of The Soulshine Co., our project wouldn’t be what it was without her support. Not only is she the designer we collaborated with of the physical box itself, so much of our imagery, and the updated logo, but also a true angel of a human. As a special surprise thank you, we would love to give back to her business in the process of also fundraising for ours. We love you Soulshine Co!

(Again, because transparency is important to us $38 for 1 sticker, 2 cards +1 SM sticker for free + shipping, and $30 for SM donation. The first two images (SM logo, and "Surrender to the process") on the top are the stickers and the bottom two are cards ("sending you love" and "give yourself the patience and grace you so seamlessly give to others". )

2 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Sunday Mournings Tote

Our first merch!! 

In deepest gratitude to Natalia, founder and owner of The Soulshine Co., our project wouldn’t be what it was without her support. Not only is she the designer we collaborated with for the physical box itself, so much of our imagery, updated logo,  (and this UNREAL tote) but is a true angel of a human. We love you Soulshine Co!

(Again, because transparency is important to us $30 for tote production + shipping, $20 for SM) 

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300.00 USD
VIP Box Access

We could cry just thinking of our boxes finding their way to you- becoming an extension of home. 

This is such a sacred and special offer to us, so that is why it's exclusive and limited.  

 

(Again, because transparency is important to us:  The box will be $150 worth of products, $10 shipping, + $140 for SM

The box design is subject to change. Boxes will ship no later than July 15th- please remember all these products are fulfilled by small businesses. This requires the conclusion of the crowdfunding campaign and then the ordering, receiving, packing, and then sending off with love. I am a one-woman show honoring and putting so much love into each box that gets sent your way. I am excited that once launched our shipping times will be much faster and as expected. )

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40.00 USD
Honor Your Grief

It is time to be seen by yourself. This is your time to claim your grief and most importantly that you don’t have to carry it alone. We are so proud of your courage.

When donating we would love for you to say out loud to yourself-  "I _____ honor my grief. I plan to ______ today to do so. "

1 Supporter
Select this reward
Reward image
40.00 USD
In Honor of A Loved One

We would love to celebrate them today by sending love their way.  Please share with us the name of who we are honoring. ( We don't think you can add notes here so feel free to via IG DM, email, or maybe even share a photo - whatever feels best for YOU in your heart). 

When donating please say out loud: "I honor _____ my ______ (relationship to them). I love_____ about them." 

Say their names.  How long has it been since you've heard their name spoken out loud? Soak that sound in. 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
Reward image
88.00 USD
“Here Now In This”

We’ve been keeping a little secret that this would be one of the offers but are so excited to share… In deepest gratitude to Natalia, founder and owner of The Soulshine Co., our project wouldn’t be what it was without her support. Not only is she the designer we collaborated with for the physical box itself, so much of our imagery, and updated logo, but a true angel of a human. As a special surprise thank you, we would love to give back to her business in the process of also fundraising for ours. We love you Soulshine Co!

(Again, because transparency is important to us 8x10 does not include a frame, $38 is for print and shipping, and $50 is for SM donation.  Fun fact: 8 is the number that symbolizes balance, and when in double-digits (88) It's a reminder to pay attention to patience, understanding, and compassion. We felt this was a perfect reminder that with grief we will always be "here now in this").

2 Supporters
Select this reward
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68.00 USD
Sunday Mournings x Soulshine Co.

We’ve been keeping a little secret that this would be one of the offers but are so excited to share… In deepest gratitude to Natalia, founder and owner of The Soulshine Co., our project wouldn’t be what it was without her support. Not only is she the designer we collaborated with of the physical box itself, so much of our imagery, and the updated logo, but also a true angel of a human. As a special surprise thank you, we would love to give back to her business in the process of also fundraising for ours. We love you Soulshine Co!

(Again, because transparency is important to us $38 for 1 sticker, 2 cards +1 SM sticker for free + shipping, and $30 for SM donation. The first two images (SM logo, and "Surrender to the process") on the top are the stickers and the bottom two are cards ("sending you love" and "give yourself the patience and grace you so seamlessly give to others". )

2 Supporters
Select this reward
Reward image
50.00 USD
Sunday Mournings Tote

Our first merch!! 

In deepest gratitude to Natalia, founder and owner of The Soulshine Co., our project wouldn’t be what it was without her support. Not only is she the designer we collaborated with for the physical box itself, so much of our imagery, updated logo,  (and this UNREAL tote) but is a true angel of a human. We love you Soulshine Co!

(Again, because transparency is important to us $30 for tote production + shipping, $20 for SM) 

8 Supporters
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Reward image
300.00 USD
VIP Box Access

We could cry just thinking of our boxes finding their way to you- becoming an extension of home. 

This is such a sacred and special offer to us, so that is why it's exclusive and limited.  

 

(Again, because transparency is important to us:  The box will be $150 worth of products, $10 shipping, + $140 for SM

The box design is subject to change. Boxes will ship no later than July 15th- please remember all these products are fulfilled by small businesses. This requires the conclusion of the crowdfunding campaign and then the ordering, receiving, packing, and then sending off with love. I am a one-woman show honoring and putting so much love into each box that gets sent your way. I am excited that once launched our shipping times will be much faster and as expected. )

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