& Gift ideas
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that we do for others that make the biggest difference. This is not about giving an expensive gift, it’s about showing someone you’re thinking of them and that you care.
Give a beautiful living, breathing plant to your grieving friend. Something well suited to their garden or indoor living area. The grieving person can care for it in memory of the deceased, and plant it out later. The plant can serve as a living symbol of their own recovery and the deceased’s life on the other side, as it grows and renews itself. A living plant is sometimes preferred to cut flowers because a few days later cut flowers wilt, and there’s another death, however minor it may be.
Give an empty notebook to a grieving friend, something they can write their feelings in. You can personalize the book with a kind note, poem or picture on the inside cover or first page. They can use the book for journaling, it’s such a good way of processing grief.
Recommended for those who enjoy arts and crafts. They can put together old photos of their loved one in a scrap book. This can give a family the opportunity to get together and reminisce as they work on the scrap book together. Putting a scrapbook together is fun on your own or as a group effort. To get ideas – type the word ‘scrapbook’ into Google and you’ll find beautiful examples of what other people have done.
Rescue Remedy is a wonderfully practical item to have in times of grief and a thoughtful gift. It can give relief in cases of emotional shock, tearfulness, grief, feelings of desperation, mild anxiety and sleeplessness due to stress. All pharmacies with a natural / homeopathic section stock it. Rescue Remedy is not recommended for recovering alcoholics in the liquid form, as it contains a small element of alcohol as a preservative. In those cases, the tablets are preferable.
This can be done at any time, long after the funeral, when people are over the shock and ready to celebrate the life of the deceased, for example, on the deceased’s birthday, the anniversary of their death or the day you decide to scatter their ashes. Gather only those who were closest to the deceased and do something creative in memory of the deceased.
Protect your loved ones
Get your own
affairs in order
Before it is too late!
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, all come from earth, and to earth all return.
Ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
all come from earth,
and to earth all return.