Sidewalk Stones, Children's Park of Georgia - These special stones provide a special way to honor precious lives that are no longer with us and are never forgotten. It also provides an uplifting place to visit on birthdays and difficult anniversaries. Children can have a picnic next to the engraved stones of siblings and then do what children do best – play.
MEMORY BOXES, BOOKS, KITS Create a baby album, collage, shadowbox or storybook/memory box using your keepsakes and photos.
A Place to Remember - Support and memorial materials for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby including special baby books, music, keepsake items, and cards.
H.A.I.N. (Heavenly Angels in Need) - Non-profit organization providing baby clothing and memory boxes to hospitals in their effort to help "families one angel at a time".
Create a baby album, collage, shadowbox or storybook/memory box using your keepsakes and photos.
NAME YOUR BABY
If you don’t know the gender of your baby, use a gender-neutral name or a nickname.
PLANT FLOWERS, BULBS, GARDEN OR A TREE
Memorial Flower Preservation - Website offering special memorial jewelry using real flowers (theirs or you can send your own) and cremation ashes.
Symbolic Birth Flowers - The entire family, including children, can participate. Each birth flower holds distinctive symbolic traits. Below is a guide to each month's specific flower and the meaning tied to their petals.
- January, Carnation: pride and gratitude with its gorgeous floral scent and abundant paper-like petals - February, Iris: faithfulness and virtue with its royal purple hues and elegant stem - March, Daffodil: affection and new beginnings with it's bright yellow tones and sunny disposition - April, Peonies: riches and honor with its full, rounded bloom full of paper-like petals - May, Lily: purity and humility with its sweet fragrance and large star-like petals - June, Rose: love and happiness with its encircling petals and famous scent - July, Delphinium: lightness with its refreshing fragrance and columned blooms - August, Dahlia: dignity and elegance with its rounded bloom full of lush petals available in many bright and rich colors - September, Aster: elegance and affection with its lush texture and jeweled hues - October, Calendula: joy and modesty with its bright hued petals and happy disposition - November, Chrysanthemum: optimism and cheerfulness with its hardy textures and bright myriad of available colors and types - December, Holly: good will with its vibrant red berries and hardy green leaves
PLAN A MEMORIAL SERVICE For many parents, a memorial service is an important step in the grieving process because it is a way for you to not only honor your baby’s life, but it can also be healing—the beginning of putting your lives back together again. Holding a funeral or other memorial service may also help family and friends understand that your baby was a beloved member of your family who will be greatly missed. Click on the text above to read about ideas and suggestions for planning your own special memorial service.
TEDDY BEARS & MEMORY BEARS Memory bears you can have made from a special article of clothing or blanket that belonged to your baby