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Choose small memorial gifts to bring memories and comfort to family, friends and loved ones. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but it’s a nice gesture to give mementos to those who attend your loved one’s memorial service. There are several small gifts you can offer.
The gift can be as simple as a piece or two of your loved one’s favorite candy. Several different websites offer personalized candy bar wrappers. You could have them printed with your loved one’s name and a favorite quote. If your loved one wasn’t fond of candy, choose a different kind of food. You can also give out your loved one’s favorite recipes.
Another example of small memorial gifts are smooth stones with your loved one’s name inked onto them. Again, these are available on several websites. You may even be able to find a local craft person to do them. If this is cost prohibitive, give out rocks from your loved one’s garden. Some families also offer preserved flowers and autumn leaves. To stay with the nature theme, you may also give each guest a seedling. Be sure to give the recipients instructions on how to care for their new plants.
The death of a loved one is a sad event. Sometimes having something tangible to remind you of your loved one can help ease the pain and grief. Giving small memorial gifts to those who attend your loved one’s services will help them keep your loved one alive in their hearts.