Memorializing The Departed – Help Through The Grief
A sympathy gift should be distinctive and personal in some way or another. It should be something that will express your understanding, concern and love for someone experiencing one of life’s most trying realities, the death of a loved one. Unfortunately words often fall short during such a time. We are left not knowing quite what to say and always worry that we are saying the wrong thing. Perhaps you do not want to settle for the usual flowers and card idea, and prefer something a bit more personal, something that will demonstrate your thoughts more perfectly.
On the other hand, garden stones are also a tasteful way of remembering a dearly departed family member, friend, or even a beloved family pet. Whether you choose to commemorate the loved one with a sympathy gift or garden stones, the idea is to celebrate the life that has been lost, in a way that will serve as a reminder and as a source of comfort for those that have been left behind.
Sympathy gifts let you connect to a grieving friend by letting them know that they can count on you for your support during this most difficult of times. Usually these gifts are accompanied by a note, inspirational saying, or even a special or significant piece of music. Sympathy gifts include anything from books to garden stones. Sometimes a statue can also add a special touch, especially if erected in a garden, where the departed can be remembered in beautiful and tranquil environs.
Although words oftentimes do not adequately express our thoughts and feelings when someone we care about is going through a grieving period, sympathy gifts can help to say what we might not be able to. There are no hard and fast rules governing what type of garden stones or sympathy gifts are suitable or best. What matters above all is that the grieving friend knows that you are there for them during a very difficult time of their lives. Of course, when your gift is along the lines of garden stones or statues it is best to discuss this with the person beforehand, just to be sure that they are receptive to the idea.