Memorial Day – Rememberance Hearts


Honor the life well spent of your loved one with this new tradition idea!

Six years ago, Carrie’s family experienced the loss of a loved one.  Out of that time in her life, she came up with the Remembrance Hearts.  I have loved them and used them ever since.  She wanted to leave something at the grave site that was personal and would show her love and respect for her grandpa.  Below is a picture of what she did.

Such a simple idea that speaks volumes to those we have loved and miss deeply in our lives.  You can use this heart separate on it’s own or put it into a planter or flowers that you are leaving at the grave site.

Remembrance Hearts PDF

Cut and paste a photo of your family, your loved one, or you in the white box.  With a black marker, write who you are giving this to under the words “We Love You”.  For example, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, etc.  Laminating the heart will help the planter last throughout the year.

Cut out the heart with scissors, or use scrapbook scissors to make a decorated edge.  Tape a bamboo skewer to the back with pointed edge down.  Stick in a pot of flowers or place directly on grave site.

Our heart is perfect for placing in flowers for a funeral or decorating the grave of your loved ones as well as on Memorial Day.  Each heart is 8×10 and has a special space reserved for a family picture or a picture of your loved one

Posted on May 27, 2011, in Freebies, Holidays & Traditions, May and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I lost my big brother (he was a deputy) Memorial Day weekend 8 years ago (and then we lost our infant son 3 months later) I’ve always wanted to do something like this but never quite got the vision in my head . . . we decorate each holiday and all of that, but I LOVE this and cried when I saw it. And then everyone who paid their respects over the weekend cried also! Sorry it’s taken so long to thank you . . . it’s been a busy summer! Thank you for sharing! (and I’m sorry for your loss) Jess

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