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Memorial Jewelry Giveaway – Because We Care on Mother’s Day

Bereavement Necklace for Loss of a Mother

Remember Me Gift Boutique recognizes that Mother’s Day might not be a day of celebration for some of you.   The loss of a mother can certainly bring some sadness on this day.  We would like to do what we can to help you get through Mother’s Day this year – “Because We Care”.

This beautiful, Hand Stamped Bereavement Necklace will be given away this Mother’s Day, 2013.  We offer two ways to enter this giveaway.

If you currently have a Facebook account, visit our page Remember Me and “like” our page.  Then message us with the name of your mother who has passed away (please type Mother – (name) in the message box), and you will be entered into our drawing to be held on Saturday.  Also, you will automatically qualify to receive a free facebook timeline cover to post on your page for Mother’s Day. Your timeline cover will be posted on our page Saturday night:

If you do not have a facebook account, please just contact us with the name of your Mother and you will also be added to our drawing.

We truly do care for those of you who are grieving.  As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you during the grieving process.

Warmest Regards and Blessings,

Remember Me Gift Boutique

** THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER.  CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE A CUSTOM TIMELINE COVER IN REMEMBRANCE OF YOUR MOM

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The Butterfly Principle Inspirational Necklaces

We will price match this necklace!  On sale now for $75.00!

Find this in our Inspirational Necklaces section.

Our Regular Every Day Low Price:  $94.00.  ON SALE NOW $75.00

This necklace is simply beautiful and one of my favorite Inspirational Necklaces.  What I love about these necklaces is most of them are packaged with a meaningful bible verse and/or inspirational message.  This Inspirational Necklace features a Butterfly which represents the struggles that we all face; however, as a caterpillar, we must sometimes struggle inwardly to become the beautiful creature we were intended to be.

Usually, in the midst of our troubles, we are unable to see any future benefits.  But when we look back on these circumstances, we might not truly understand why we went through the hardships, but hopefully we will be able to learn from them and grow.

All of us need inspiration at one point in our lives.  That is why Remember Me is offering, and will be featuring, our Inspirational Necklaces with Bible Quotes and Inspirational Messages throughout the month of May.

Here are a few Memorial Gift Ideas featuring a butterfly now offered by Handmade By Remember Me on Etsy.

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Wonderful Memorial Necklace featuring a butterfly.  This necklace is completely made of sterling silver and comes with a beautiful message and gift box.  Only $23.00.

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This Memorial Necklace also features a butterfly and comes with a very affordable price of $13.00.  The chain is stainless steel.

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A Memorial Garden Brings Comfort

Spring is in the air, and this time each year, I think of those who are grieving and anticipating the hope that only Spring can bring!  I always encourage anyone who has lost a loved one, or a treasured pet, to consider creating a Memorial Garden in their backyard.  This is not only a great idea for just about anyone, but children can find so much peace having their own space to reflect on their memories.  Children also love coming up with ideas and actually participating in the process of planting a Memorial Garden.

Memorial Garden Stones come in many different shapes, sizes and price ranges.  They can be personalized with a name or sentiment.  These Memorial Garden Stones can be added to an existing garden or landscape creating a subtle sentiment.  Also, Memorial Garden Benches are becoming increasingly popular as they are incredibly functional and can be engraved with a personal sentiment.

Personalized Memorial Wind Chimes offer a beautiful sound along with an inscribed personal message.  As with the memorial stones, these can also be added to an existing garden or are well suited to hang on a front or back porch.  Memorial Wind Chimes are my personal favorite, as I’m hard pressed to come up with a more soothing memorial.

A Memorial Garden is not complete without beautiful flowers.  Below is a list of the different flowers and their meaning (those best suited for a memorial garden):

Aracia – eternal love

Aloe – grief

Anemone – resurrection

Aster – God’s grace, love, blessings

Balm – sympathy

Bellflower – “thinking of you”

Cypress – mourning, sorrow

Daffodil – resurrection

Forget-me-nots – memories

Fuchsia – harmony, healing for those who grieve, angels

Geranium – comfort

Honeysuckle – devoted affection, bonds of love

Impatiens – patience, steadfastness, loving-kindness

Jasmine – peace, goodwill, and healing

Lavender – devotionLily – faith, grace, and spiritual healing

Marigold – pain and grief

Peonies – thoughts of the past, memories

Poppies – eternal sleep, consolation

Tulips – faith, hope, and charity

Verbena – peace

Violets – shyness, humility, quiet joy, tender thoughts, gentle love

Rosemary – remembrance

Thyme – peace

White Lilac – youthful innocence, memories

I hope you found some inspiration to get started on your Memorial Garden this spring!

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

    

 

 

 

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Dealing with Loss on Valentine’s Day


While love is in the air and cupid’s arrow is in full swing, Valentine’s Day can be such a painful holiday for so many who are dealing with the grief of losing their spouse. It just doesn’t seem fair that so many are celebrating their love, while others are mourning their loss on this day, as well as many other holidays past and yet to come.

It is incredibly important to have a “plan” for Valentine’s Day. Keeping in mind that everyone grieves differently and handles loss in their own way, the following are just a few ideas to help make this day a bit more tolerable:

1. Plan to avoid restaurants and social gathering places that might make you feel uncomfortable or lonely. If it’s possible to get together with some friends or family members, try to spend your time at their home or yours.

2. Refocus your attention. Valentine’s Day is about love, and there are so many ways to express that love. Why not have a candlelight dinner with your kids. Just imagine the laughter that will evoke. Or if you have a dog, find a recipe for some pet friendly goodies and spoil your pet. Be creative. This will take your mind off of your feelings of loss.

3. Perhaps you would like to reflect on your loved one. There’s nothing wrong with that. Start a journal and write down your thoughts. Write about some special memories that you have from past Valentine’s Days together. Hold on to those treasured memories as they can bring you great comfort. This could be a special time of reflection for you.

If you have struggled in the past on Valentine’s Day, please feel free to share how you were able to cope… this could really help someone today.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

 

 

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Unique Condolence Gift Baskets

This is one of our favorite Condolence Gift Baskets.  Typically, people like to send flowers or gift baskets containing food to those who have lost a loved one.  We believe this Sympathy Gift Basket is a special way to express your sympathy.  The Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul book will not only provide comfort, it will also serve as a private way for those grieving to heal.

The Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul Condolence Gift Basket can be found in a variety of sizes and prices.  We believe this is a unique way to express your condolences.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

 

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Remember Me Offers Hope and Inspiration during the Holiday Season

Realizing this is such a difficult time for many of you, we would like to share a few of our favorite Daily Inspirational Quotes for the Christmas season.  May you find comfort and peace this Holiday Season!

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who have a Facebook page, here are a few Facebook Timeline Covers that we posted on our Facebook page.  Please feel free to use either one for your timeline cover.

 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  May you loved one’s memories fill your hearts and your home this Holiday Season.  God Bless You.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

 

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Personalized Memorial Wind Chimes Offer Comfort in Times of Grief

Finding a Sympathy Gift for someone who has lost a loved one, or searching for the perfect Memorial Gift Idea for yourself, takes some time.  Often we desire to find something that is meaningful and personal.   Remember Me Gift Boutique desires to offer gifts that aid in the healing process and also serve as a beautiful memorial item.

One of our favorite recommendations is our Personalized Wind Chimes.  We offer many different options for personalization from adding a photo to displaying an Inspirational Bible Verse Quote.  The beautiful sound of these Personalized Wind Chimes will bring much comfort to those grieving.  With each gentle breeze, our loved one’s memory will come to mind.

Please visit our selection of Personalized Wind Chimes at Remember Me.  As always, if you are searching for a meaningful Memorial Gift Idea, please contact us directly.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

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Facebook Timeline Covers for those Grieving

Even though our company sells Sympathy Gifts and Memorial Gift Ideas, we truly inspire to help in the healing process after the loss of a loved one.  Therefore, we have created our Facebook page, to form a community of hope and inspiration.

Remember Me Gift Boutique periodically offers Free Facebook Timeline Covers.  Below are a few samples of what we have done for our Facebook family.  Please stop by our page, and “like” us, to find these timeline covers and inspirational quotes to aid in your healing process.  Our facebook page is:  https://www.facebook.com/Remember.Me.Gifts.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie Haget

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Dogs Leave Pawprints On Our Hearts

Simply beautiful and comforting for those who are dealing with grief due to the loss of a precious pet.    Those who have loved a pet understand the loss, those who haven’t can’t begin to understand. I can relate.  My amazing dog, Kassie, passed away a couple of years ago, and it was really tough. The following was incredibly helpful to me:

 

Finding a gift, or a keepsake, after the loss of a pet, is also very difficult.  Locally, I was not able to find anything suitable… that’s when I searched the internet.  I found the following Pet Memorial Gifts ideas and now carry them at www.RememberMeGiftBoutique.com.

Pet Memorial Gifts:

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Please visit our Pet Memorial Gifts for Memorial Gift Ideas for the Loss of a Pet.  Here are a few of our favorite Pet Memorial Gift Ideas:

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Beyond Sympathy Gifts: Helping Those Grieving

What is your initial thought when you learn that a family member or friend is dealing with the loss of a loved one?  Is it calling your local florist to send flowers?  Searching for the perfect Memorial Gift Ideas?  Do you struggle with what to say or do?

When my family was dealing with a traumatic death, the flowers, meals, and cards were generously flooding our home.  While we appreciated every gesture, there was one that stood out.  It wasn’t a monetary sympathy gift, a delicious meal, or a meaningful card.   It was simply an act of kindness… by a 16 year old high school student.

She appeared the day of my brother’s funeral.  We didn’t know her and had no idea of her connection with my brother.  She was just there.  People were gathering at our home prior to the funeral.  Meals were placed on the kitchen counter, half empty cups where scattered all over the house, and it was very chaotic, to say the least.  As we were leaving for the funeral, this young lady asked if she could stay behind to “clean up the mess”.  While we encouraged her to go to the funeral, she declined.

While we were mourning our loss, she was doing something different; something unexpected.  When we returned to our home, we were greeted by the smell of freshly brewed coffee.  All the casseroles were heated and placed, ever so beautifully, in our kitchen.  Every left behind cup was gone.  Each pillow was fluffed and placed warmly on our sofa.  The house was comforting and inviting.

The memory of this moment still stings my eyes.  As I look back on this day, I do not recall if she was told how much she was appreciated… if she truly understood the impact her act of compassion had our family.   Did her parents know what an amazing young lady they had raised?

How can we help those grieving?  Please share your stories to enlighten those who are searching for ways to help or words to say.

God Bless You!

Debbie

 

 

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