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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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In Lieu of Flowers, Consider Memorial Seed Cards as a Funeral Gift

Cross Seed Wildflower Memorial Cards

Plant the cross and wildflowers will grow

Perhaps there is a reason that the term, “in lieu of flowers” has gotten so popular. The trend seems to be that families direct well wishers to putting that money towards something more lasting and meaningful. Often people say, “in lieu of flowers please make a donation to…” and they list their loved one’s favorite charity. While it’s been a tradition at weddings to provide a little something such as a keepsake gift or wedding favor, now funeral favors or gifts are becoming a popular option to sending flowers or making a donation. Continue reading