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For preteens and teenagers, having space to express themselves in their own unique way is important. This sketchbook, coloured pencil set, and artist-quality sketch pens help them to explore and express through words and images. The sketchbook provides a perfect place to record thoughts and feelings, and to reflect upon memories of a loved one throughout their grief and healing journey.


Recommended for youth 10 and up, this box is designed specifically to support pre-teens and teenagers with their grief. Each gift box includes the book Weird is Normal When Teenagers Grieve, a sketchbook with artist-quality sketch pens, an assortment of coloured pencil crayons in metal carry tin, a jasper pocket stone in a cotton carry bag, a personalized notecard, and an information card explaining how to best use the box.

Sketch & Express (Youth 10+)

  • Weird is Normal When Teenagers Grieve by Jenny Lee Wheeler

    This book is written by a grieving teenager whose father has recently died. In writing about her own experiences with grief, the author helps to normalize that there is no 'right way' to grieve and validates the many different feelings associated with grief.


    Sketch Book and Pens

    A blank 6x6 Selectrum brand sketchbook and two artist-quality Sakura Pigma Micron sketch pens are included for teens to record their thoughts and feelings, and to reflect upon memories of a loved one.


    Pencil Crayons in Tin Carry Case

    An assortment of colourful pencil crayons in a metal carry tin for you to use in your sketch book, and to help you express your creativity.


    Jasper Pocket Stone in Cotton Carry Bag

    Jasper is a calming stone that provides grounding and strength. This small pocket stone can be used as a sensory touchstone for teens to hold in the palm of their hand, as well as a visual reminder of their loved one and that they are loved. 


    Personalized With Love Notecard

    A 4x6 signature blank With Love notecard that can be personalized with a note from you.  If mailing gift box directly to the recipient, we will handwrite your personal note on the card prior to packaging and shipping. Please indicate your personal message in the custom text box if you would like included.


    Welcome to your Giftbox Information Card

    An information card is included with the gift box to explain the contents and their intended use to the recipient. 

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