The holidays are a time when we travel over hill and dale to be with the ones we love. We reunite with family members we maybe haven’t seen since last Christmas. We introduce new family members. We spend time with our closest friends and neighbors, feasting and making merry. It can be a time where the loss of a loved one can be felt acutely. Programs like Wreaths Across America, which holds a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery every year, are an inspiring example of how to honor and remember the ones we’ve lost at the holidays. Nanz & Kraft Florists is also here to help you do that.
We can deliver a beautiful fresh wreath on an easel to the grave site of your loved one, making for a lovely moment in which to pay your respects. Our mixed greens are hardy, and the red bow is both seasonally appropriate. You can leave knowing that your lovely tribute will remain that way.
As you gather with family and friends this holiday, think of ways to incorporate your loved one into your celebrations. Put out inherited items, tell stories and cluster candles around photographs of the ones you’ve lost. If they served, consider joining a local memorial or tribute. The holidays are much richer (and often easier) when we stop to honor the ones who can’t be there with us to celebrate.