Below you will find the poem, The Dash Between which has become a popular poem to read at a funeral, memorial service or celebration of life. You can find a wonderful selection of free poems for a funeral, memorial service or celebration of life that you may be planning here.
The Dash Between
I knelt there at the headstone
of one I love and cried.
Name with dates of birth and death
were perfectly inscribed.
I pondered these two dates
and how little they both mean
when compared to the tiny dash
that lies there in between. Continue reading
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Great idea, memorial card one side is a photo of your loved one, the other side has a shape you can plant.
After offering our very popular line of plantable memorial, funeral, celebration of life cards and bookmarks, we were often asked if we could add a photo to the cards. So we took your suggestion, and now offer a line of memorial photo cards. Continue reading
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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.
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.
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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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?