From a customer review: "This gift was perfect to send to my baby sister during a time of loss, when I couldn’t be there, KuriosityKat made it feel like I was. She was so helpful, made sure it was personalized and made adjustments easily to fit my needs."
This personalized box, containing 21 symbolic tokens accompanied by 21 corresponding poignant quotes about grief, loss, and mourning, would make the perfect gift for anyone struggling to cope with loss. They are housed in a customized Altoid tin, decorated according to your preference. Dimensions are 3.5 x 2.5 x 1. See item photos for samples, but also feel free to ask for something completely different.
The quotes and their items can be used as meditations in quiet moments, providing courage and comfort no matter anywhere. They are spiritual and reflective. Here are just a few examples:
Clock. "To everything there is a season and time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3
Heart. “The only people who think there’s a time limit for grief, have never lost a piece of their heart. Take all the time you need.” ~Unknown
Teardrop. “Words and tears are nature's most basic ways of helping us release our feelings of suffering.” ~Hospice of Du Page
Cross. "God is our refuge and our strength, and ever-present help in times of trouble." ~Psalm 46:1
Anchor. “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ~Sarah Dessen
Hourglass. “No rule book. No time frame. No judgement. Grief is as individual as a fingerprint. Do what is right for your soul.” ~Unknown
Bird and Flower. “As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” - Sascha
The full list of items: Sea glass charm (real), fabric piece, working hourglass charm, glass tear jar, marble worry stone, working compass, flower token, bird charm, jewel teardrop charm, clock charm, canoe charm, puzzle piece charm, music note charm, wish dust charm, red heart, key charm, anchor charm, wing charm, globe charm, blank book with real pages, umbrella charm, card stock quote key.
The items can serve many purposes; worry objects, tactile meditations, decorations, jewelry, etc. Each kit comes with a unisex waxed cotton adjustable cord in any color.
For most items, I use USPS priority flat-rate shipping which ranges from $7.15 up to $13.50, depending on the size of the item. The exception is handmade jewelry items, which ship for $3 using USPS.
I do combine shipping, so I can can typically ship up to three items in a single box/package for one price.
Most items ship within three to five business days, and therefore most items will arrive within a week to ten days after order placement. If you need an item sooner, such a a bereavement gift, please let me know and I'll work with you!
By request, I am happy to do overnight shipping, with the buyer paying shipping fees above and beyond the regular shipping costs per item. Most of my listings have a "shipping upgrade" option at checkout; if you don't find this, just let me know through Etsy conversation.
I always provide the tracking number regardless of shipping method. If for whatever reason it costs more to send than anticipated, I will cover the difference.
We accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Because of the customized nature of my products, I do not issue a refund unless the item is damaged in some way. Therefore, be sure to read the item description and view the photos carefully; many of the items contain small variations from the main listing photo and also from similar items in my shop. I love inquiries and I'm quick to respond, so if you are unsure about any of our product details, ingredients, or policies, please ask! If you have already placed an order and then change your mind based on something you learn via conversation with me, I'm happy to refund the entire order within the first 12 hours.
If the item arrives damaged or defective, simply:
1) Contact me within three days of delivery and describe the damage to the item or the defect
2) Ship item back to me within seven days of delivery
3) If the item is indeed defective or damaged, I will give you a refund of your shipping costs plus the full cost of the item within 24 hours of my receiving it
If you have other concerns about your order, please contact me and we will work something out! Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!