Posted on 1 Comment

What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?

Memorial Gift Ideas

Funeral flowers are beautiful, but many people find them depressing. After all, once the hubbub of the funeral or memorial service subsides, the flowers sit on a table and… die. A sad collection of wilting flowers isn’t exactly the image you want to leave with the recipient of your memorial gift.

So many people look for funeral flower alternatives to give that somehow celebrate life.Whether it’s a “living wreath” instead of a traditional flower wreath, or perhaps a bird feeder that draws local wildlife close and actually helps sustain them, these sympathy gifts are great substitutes if you are looking to get away from the overdone memorial gift tradition of funeral flowers.

Continue reading What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?
Posted on Leave a comment

Mailbag: Memorial Tree Urn with Iris Bulbs

Memorial Urn

From the mailbag, we have another unique question about our Memorial Tree Urns, this time about planting dwarf iris bulbs in a small container along with the urn. It’s always fascinating to┬ásee the many ways these memorial planters can be used! Continue reading Mailbag: Memorial Tree Urn with Iris Bulbs

Posted on 3 Comments

11 Living Memorial Ideas to Honor A Loved One

Living Memorials to Honor Your Loved One

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.

Continue reading 11 Living Memorial Ideas to Honor A Loved One