Let’s talk about Christmas memorial gifts and how to give them in a sensitive, caring way.
It’s the holiday season, and someone close to you has lost a loved one. The natural tendency, for many of us, is to emit some generic phrases of condolence, then avoid the topic altogether. Don’t do this.
Take the effort to learn a few things to avoid when someone has lost a loved one. Then, even if you mess up and stick your foot in your mouth, take the time to show them that you care by your words, actions, or gifts.
If you’re planning your own DIY scattering ashes service, you’ll need some sort of method or container for the actual scattering.
Here we’ve gathered together all your options for scattering ashes, ranging from budget-friendly DIY ideas that cost you pennies all the way up to pre-made scattering urn containers specifically designed for ease of use in scattering ashes.
Keepsake memory boxes are a great way to collect into one place all those little tokens, trinkets, and treasures you want to keep to remember your loved one. There are tons of options out there (you could spend days just browsing the memory box collection on Etsy), so we thought it would be helpful to list our favorite 10 ways to create a unique keepsake memory box in honor of your dearly beloved. Continue reading 10 Ways to Create a Unique Keepsake Memory Box
Expectations can vary. At a more formal, traditional funeral, you may be expected to wear black dress clothes (buttoned suit for men, dress for women). For many funerals the only requirement is that you wear something nice in darker colors.
If you’re planning on passing out remembrance keepsake favors at the funeral or memorial service of your loved one, there are many ideas (like these) which you can order ready made for you. But if you’re on a budget, or if you or your loved one have always been the do-it-yourself types, here are some traditional and uniquely modern ideas for DIY Funeral and Memorial Service Favors: Continue reading DIY Funeral and Memorial Service Favors
Living memorials are part of a growing (!!) trend towards honoring the life of a departed loved one by emphasizing life, rather than death. The idea is to shift the focus away from death and towards a celebration of their life as it lives on in the memories of their friends and family.
Planning a beautiful memorial service on a budget is a goal anyone can obtain. There are definitely many costs to a funeral for a loved one, but there are also many steps you can take to ensure that you get competitive prices, find affordable alternatives, and make informed choices that make sense with your funeral budget.
Here are our 15 affordable ideas to consider for a beautiful memorial service on a budget.
Sympathy meals are a wonderful way of showing support, love, and solidarity with a bereaved family. Sharing food – especially a homemade meal – or showing care by sending a meaningful gift will often be remembered long after the flowers have faded and the words of a eulogy forgotten.