"Flowers are for living. Memorials should be eternal".
Certainly, there is a place for flowers in a funeral ceremony, but if you are considering, as so many others are, "How can I help" or "What is a better way to send my condolences?", our unique and comforting memorial gifts will long be remembered as thoughtful and caring.
Funeral home directors have told me sometimes even they are appalled at the thousands of flowers thrown out every day. Here are a few more reasons for giving a memorial gift:
Instead of flowers, it is traditional to give a memorial gift to a family in memory of a loved one. This is an excellent idea, as the family will donate your gift to their parish Church.
Your gift will be a much needed donation. Good use will be made of it.
ETERNAL LIFE: Memorial Gifts can enable God's work long after a loved one has passed, and continue what your loved one represented while alive. Your gift can become a "Living Legacy".
REMEMBRANCE: A gift in memory of a loved one can be fitting tribute, and can benefit a favorite Catholic institution. Often, words seem an inadequate way to express our sympathy.
This Memorial Gift can be that unstated but deeply thoughtful expression of our feelings.