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Eulogy for Daughter- Heather Heyer’s mom delivers amazing eulogy

Eulogy for daughter.   It’s clear where Heather Heyer got her courage, her mother, Susan Bro.  Susan delivered an incredible eulogy for her daughter who was killed at a rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. Delivering a eulogy is never easy but imagine trying to compose yourself to give a eulogy for your daughter who was run over while she was protesting a white supremacist rally.

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Memorial Christmas Tree Ornaments for the Holidays

Decorating the Christmas tree is a joyous activity for families during the holiday season.  Opening your boxes of ornaments, playing holiday music, drinking hot cider, and remembering Christmases from the past.  It brings to mind other years when we were younger and parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters who spent holidays with us.

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Ideas for Remembrance and Memorial Gifts for Hospices and Hospitals

Hospices and hospitals often give small gifts or tokens of remembrance to family members or patients.  These gifts can help people grieve and give them a sense of community with other people who are attending the ceremony or memorial service.  Natural items such as flowers or trees are very comforting because they grow and provide a living reminder of a loved one they may have lost.  Memorial coins are another nice gift because they are small and have a sense of permanence. The memorial coins can be carried in a purse, pocket, or on a key chain.  More information and ideas on hospice, hospital memorial gifts are available here. For more information on each item, click on the photo.

Plantable seed card bookmarks

Memorial bookmarks have a plantable seed card shape that can be removed and planted in memory of a loved one who passed. Shapes are either butterflies, crosses, or hearts and come in a variety of colors

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New Modern Funeral Guest Book Ideas

Willow funeral register book

Willow blue memory book

Most funeral or memorial services have a guest book or register books. A typical memorial guest book has a place for the loved one’s photo and then lined pages for friends and family to sign in.

While this is traditionally the way it’s been done, I believe there are some ways to improve the books to make them more of a keepsake for generations to come. What value will a book with people’s names in it have to the next generation?

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Natural Wood Urns Are Elegant and Modern

cbw_darkwoodUrns don’t have to be marble or old-fashioned.  These wood urns are made from natural hardwoods and are elegant and down-to-earth.  Bring a little bit of nature into your home.

The artist who made these new wood urns was a building contractor, who followed his passion and now makes urns as well as decorative boxes, shelves, and bottles using rare and beautiful types of wood.

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