Funeral trends have certainly changed over the last decade, with many shorter viewings, more people opting for cremation, and a boom in celebration of life ceremonies. When it comes to ways to honour and cherish the life of a loved one, memorial gardens and trees are a beautiful and lasting reminder in the many months and years to come.
From spring buds…to beautiful summer blooms…to the falling leaves…and winter rest – all for the growth cycle to begin anew, nothing better represents the cycle of life than a growing tree! Wondering what kind of tree to plant? Are there certain trees that you like or perhaps ones that your loved one enjoyed?
Similar to planting a tree, another way to respect the life of a loved one is through a memorial garden. Doesn’t matter how green your thumb is, it can be as simple or elaborate as you like! Whether a few flowers on your porch or a full-blow garden, tending to living plants can be truly healing.
- What type of flowers might you like in your garden?
- Were there favorite flowers of your loved one?
- Perhaps there were some green plants you received at the funeral that you want to tend too?
Some of the symbolic messages of flowers include:
- Forget-Me-Knots: True Love
- Tulips: Love
- Bellflowers: Gratitude
- Sunflowers: Adoration
- Peace Lily: Peace and Healing
At ABC, we want you to take comfort in finding the right type of memorial to pay tribute to a life well lived and we’re always here to help. Whether you’re looking for more affordable and practical pre-arrangement options, jewellery, cremation or burial containers, transfer services, or general assistance, please take the time to browse our website or contact us