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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I believe this is the first time I’ve written about a true celebration of life for a young child. Hopefully the story of Jack Robinson’s Star Wars send off will inspire you to get creative and turn a funeral into a celebration of life…for even a young life.
Star Wars Funeral Procession for Jack Robinson
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Had to share this wonderful obituary. I would have liked to share a chocolate chip cookie with Leonard M. Smith. My favorite part is the last paragraph… http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenwichtime/obituary.aspx?n=leonard-m-smith&pid=169274773
Leonard M. Smith
Smith, Leonard M.
Leonard Mason Smith, 86, a veteran of World War II and Korea and longtime resident of Pine Island, Florida passed away on November 27th, 2013.
Leonard Smith was a very private man. If you wanted to know his cause of death, he would have told you that it was none of your business. If you asked Penny, his beloved wife, she would tell you that he had cancer, but not to tell anyone. Continue reading
- Memory stones and memory cards provide a great way to personalize a celebration of life.
Memory tables are popular at funerals and celebrations of life. Why not make the memory table more personalized by adding memorial stones and memorial cards? Funeral guests can take the time to stop by the table and contribute their own memories by writing on the stones and cards.
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