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Certificate of Life

We were commissioned to create something very unique and extremely special - a certificate of life for Micah Marie Hamell who was born into heaven. Like many women who have had miscarriages, still births, or who experience infant death Micah's mom Mindi mourns her daughter Micah's life. In spite of mourning she also wishes to celebrate and honor Micah's short life. Mindi requested we create a certificate design for Micah so that she could frame and hang the print in her home. Mindi shared, "When you lose a little one so early in the womb, you don't get a lot to remember her by. This certificate of life gives us a meaningful place for her name and date to be written so that it can be displayed in beauty and honor, the way she is so cherished in our hearts."

We agreed to create this design and in return we asked permission to make some free printable certificates of life designs available on our blog. Mindi so kindly agreed. 


Mindi has a pink rose bush planted in memory of baby Micah so the design features a subtle rose in the background. The typography is clean and classic to give the design a timeless feel so that the Hamell family can hold this piece dear to their hearts for many years to come. 

Sam and I also experienced a miscarriage with our baby Koraline before we had Maximus. At the time we were crushed, but we now wish to celebrate our baby by helping other families. We understand what it's like to cherish the memories and love of our baby born into God's hands. Pictured below is a photo we took of the first sign of Koraline's life. So here's to celebrating little babes, here on earth, in our tummies, and in heaven above. 

Feel free to comment with your story of life and loss. Download all the free printables.  Or download them individually by clicking the certificates below.





8 comments (Add your own)

1. Monica wrote:
How do I add text to certificate? I'm not computer savvy.

Thu, March 26, 2015 @ 4:41 PM

2. Justine wrote:

Thank you for sharing. I did this for my cousin who had a miscarriage; this made her happy!

Fri, September 4, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

3. Amy Samuel wrote:
The downloads were created with the idea that families would be able to print out the designs and write directly on the paper certificates. I hope this helps!

- Amy

Tue, October 13, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

4. Teneshia Baisden wrote:
I would like to have one made for my unborn son. How do I go about doing that.

Sun, October 18, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

5. Teneshia Baisden wrote:
How do I go about getting one made for my unborn son.

Sun, October 18, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

6. Amy Samuel wrote:
Click the certificate you would like to download. Once it downloads print it out and then write your unborn son's name.

<3 Amy

Sun, October 18, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

7. Ashley wrote:
My husband and i will definitely do ine of these. We were pregnant with IVF twins. At my 30 week check up our doughter no loger had a heartbeat but her brother was still going strong. They were delivered at 37 weeks. Hes a happy healthy 7 month old now, but since she was stillborn we never received a birth or death certificate for her. The hospital did give us a death notice but we really wanted something posative to put in her baby book. This will work perfext for that. Thank you!

Sat, November 19, 2016 @ 3:58 PM

8. Amy Samuel wrote:
Ashley so sorry your daughter was stillborn. Yes please print one in her honor. <3 You are very welcome and congratulations on your healthy 7 month old baby boy. Lots of love to you and your family.

Sun, November 20, 2016 @ 9:52 AM

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