Tuesday, May 6, 2014

red balloons for ryan

This morning I was heartbroken to discover that my friend Jacqui & her husband Dan had lost their little boy, Ryan, in a tragic accident over the weekend.  I worked with Jacqui on her wedding invitations last year, and though I never met her in person, the love for her son was infectious.  Her Instagram feed is evidence of that.

Jacqui shared her story with Alissa & asked that people would honor his memory by sharing his photo with the hashtag #redballoonsforryan.  It has been amazing to see my social media feeds flooded with his sweet, red curls.  I can't imagine the heartbreak Jacqui & Dan are experiencing right now, and all we can do is pray for them, encourage them, and hug our loved ones a little tighter.

I created this little notecard in Ryan's honor.  Feel free to download it and send a note to Jacqui & Dan, or just to let someone know you love them.  A P.O. Box is being set up for the Saldanas right now- I will share the info as soon as I can.

You can download the file HERE.


  1. Please let me know I am collecting donations on their behalf from miami fl from friends coworkers and individuals who r he for them. You can email me at Gonzalez.yanci@gmail.com

  2. So sad to hear this story! Trusting this sweet boy is up there with my 2.5 year old nephew who just passed - playing and having a blast xoxo