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Gifts To Bring To The Funeral Home Other Than Flowers

It’s a custom to give something to grieving families when they have a service at funeral homes in Plano, TX. While many people bring flowers, and that’s very thoughtful, one family can only take so many flower gifts, right? If you’d like to show a grieving family that you are thinking of them, but you don’t want to overwhelm them with more flowers, there are plenty of other options. If they are having a celebration of life, there are even more options to consider. Here are just a few to think about:  

Create A Memory Quilt 

If you are talented with sewing, or know someone who is, you could collect shirts or other things from the person who passed on and take the family a memory quilt. The quilt is a priceless piece that will remind them of their loved one every time they see it. It can be like a warm hug from that person at certain times and it can spark fun memories at other times.  

A Rosemary Bush 

While flowers only last so long, plants are items that can go on for years, reminding families of their loved ones. Rosemary is an herb—the herb of remembrance, in fact—and it’s a wonderful alternative to the more standard flowers. The plant will grow as an aromatic reminder of a loved one that keeps on giving for many years.  

A Memory Jar 

Memory jars are great gifts for celebration of life events and can even sometimes become a part of the event, whether by display or by sharing the things inside the jar around the room. You can place any number of things inside the jar including handwritten memories, buttons, photos, fabric scraps, or other items. The memory jar is something family members might pass around throughout the service and they can even add to it themselves.  

A Special Picture In A Frame 

If you have any special pictures of the person who passed on, you can print them out and find a nice frame for it. You could also create a collage of pictures or allow the family to find a picture of their own. This makes a nice gift at a celebration of life and will often be put on display. It can also make a nice anniversary gift a year later to remind the family that you have not forgotten their loved one any more than they have.  

If you need help finding just the right gift for a family who is having a celebration of life at a funeral home in Plano, TXcontact the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center and ask for ideas. We’re here to help families set up final services, whatever those might be, but we’re also here to help the support system around the family. Give us a call at (214) 350-9951 with your questions or visit with us in person at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220. We want to help in any way we can. So get in touch with your questions and concerns.