A Remembrance and Comfort Bouquet

A Remembrance and Comfort Bouquet

 


By Brenda Hyde

A very touching Remembrance and Comfort Bouquet can be made from herbs and flowers to express our feelings of loss. It can also serve as a gift of comfort for someone who may have suffered a miscarriage, loss of a baby, a parent or other loved one.

You will need:



Thyme sprigs

Rosemary sprigs

Calendula or pot marigold

Raffia for tying

Gather together the thyme, rosemary and calendula into a bunch. You can either tie with raffia for hanging upside down, or you can tie loosely for placing in a vase as a bouquet. Either way works well. Attach a card with this written inside:

From my heart, I am bringing you:

~Thyme for courage to see you through a difficult time.

~Rosemary for remembrance of (insert the name of the person or child who passed away or "your baby")

~Calendula for the raising of your spirits and joy as you heal.

If you cannot find calendula you can also use pink roses which you would substitute in your note:

~Pink Roses for thoughts of happiness as you heal.

The same theme can be used to make a simple wreath using fresh or silk flowers, with a grapevine wreath as a base. Tie the gift card to the wreath and wrap in a pretty box with tissue paper.

This a special gift of remembrance and comfort that can convey what we may have trouble expressing during a time of loss or tragedy to someone we care about.

About the Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer, editor and mother of three, living in Michigan. She gave birth to her daughter Emily after two miscarriages and 9 long months of worry, anticipation and joy.

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