LibertyRainne was established is 2012 after the stillbirth of our son Rainn.
Knowing throughout the pregnancy that he only had a slim chance of surviving outside the womb, myself and my husband were blessed with the time to think about how we wanted to say goodbye to our little boy, and what we needed from our family to help us survive our loss.
Our little boy was very much wanted by our entire family, after a long struggle with conception and a number of early miscarriages……Rainn was supposed to be our rainbow baby. We explained to everyone that his prognosis was becoming worse by the week, we were told to terminate by a number of doctors, but couldn’t go through with it, and despite my waters breaking at 24 weeks, Rainn decided to continue fighting until 31 weeks and 2 days, when we discovered during a routine scan for complications, that his heart had stopped beating.
We made the decision very early on, that we wanted no sympathy cards. I wanted our son to be celebrated as if he were alive……He may have been stillborn…….but he was still born. He was still my little boy, he lived inside of me, his big sister, his daddy, our family. We weren’t pretending he hadn’t died, we were celebrating his little life rather than mourning his loss.
It was then, that we discovered that even in this day and age, with the number of stillbirths, and neonatal deaths in the UK that happen every day (I believe the statistics stand, at 17 a day currently, which is awful)………..There was still nothing that my family could find that they considered even the slightest bit appropriate for what we were going through…..Yes there were sympathy cards ‘Sorry for the loss of your child’, ‘in sympathy’ ‘thinking of you’, but then the new baby cards all said ‘Congratulations’ ‘welcome to the world baby boy’ or ‘Bundle of joy!’………..We needed something in between, but there was nothing. Nothing to help me remember my little boy lived. Nothing to celebrate our new son.
So LibertyRainne was born. From a passion, from the memory of my little boy Rainn. From a need, to make sure no other angel parents had to feel like we did, and could be safe in the knowledge that we would be able to create them something unique and personal to them and their little ones.
We began with papercut butterfly frames, adding photos and special quotes and poems at the customers request. Then we introduced wooden items to add to customers home, like initials and photo frames, memory boxes and journals. Then in 2013 after a number of tests, we introduced weatherproofing to our wooden gifts, meaning that our customers could take their beautiful keepsakes outside and decorate their little ones resting place as they would have done in their nurseries had their child survived.
We stayed in contact with a number of our customers, supporting them through their rainbow pregnancies, then creating gifts for their newborns, and then we were finally blessed with our beautiful rainbow baby Harley in 2014. We have now expanded our range to suit the whole family…………..angel babies, the whole family, personalised gifts for mummies and daddies, with keepsakes for big sisters and little brothers to treasure too – Each precious little life is worth celebrating.
We do hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us, we hope we do you and your precious angels and rainbows justice, we very much pride ourselves on offering a first class service, from the care and understanding you recieve at the point of sale or whilst discussing your custom order, to the way your gifts are presented as they reach you at their forever home, our gifts really do have a little bit of our hearts in every one.
Celebrating little lives since 2012,
With love and understanding to you and your babies,
Diane, Rick, Liberty, Rainn and Harley x