Tag Archives: In lieu of flowers

How Do I Make A Funeral More Personal?

A few years ago, my paternal grandmother passed away after a long and grueling illness – first battling breast cancer and later leukemia. She was a strong woman and put up a good fight, never letting her diagnosis or treatment keep her from enjoying everyday life. But, in 2014, the doctors ran out of options and she ran out of time. After a brief hospice stay, she passed away in early November – with grandpa holding her hand.

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Memorial Service Idea – Plantable Photo Memorial Cards

Plantable Flower Photo Card

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

Unique Ideas turning a Funeral into a Celebration of Life- Get Creative with Photos

A great way to display photos for a memorial service while creating a family heirloom at the same time

A great way to display photos for a memorial service while creating a family heirloom at the same time

If you are anything like me, you have boxes of old photos.  While I have a computer and iphone full of recent photos, it’s the older photos that seem to capture a time and place so well. Continue reading

Unique idea in Lieu of Flowers, Create your own Funeral Flowers and Add Photos

It’s so common now for people to write, “In lieu of flowers….” Let’s not get rid of flowers all together, instead consider this DIY option. Continue reading

A sweet idea to personalize a celebration of life

Aunt Ida's Poppy Seed Cookies

Wow these poppy seed cookies look wonderful! What a good idea for a celebration of life, serve your loved ones favorite treat that they were known for. As a bonus, provide friends and family with the recipe.

I heard a wonderful story on NPR the other night while driving home. It’s about the Brass sisters known as the Queens of Comfort Food from Cambridge Massachusetts.  They tell the story of how, in their younger years, the sisters would go over to their Aunt Ida’s house and watch the TV show Dallas and get caught up. Continue reading