Each year during the Christmas season, I place a floral arrangement on Richard’s grave – in a plot that includes his parents. Stephen’s ashes were placed in a niche that does not provide me with an opportunity to decorate his resting place.
I wanted to do something different this year. Rather than visiting my local Christmas tree stand for a grave blanket, I thought I’d buy a poinsettia arrangement in a vase that could easily be staked in the ground.
I found a poinsettia arrangement in the MK catalog but wanted to browse for different arrangements so I searched for grave decorations on Google Shopping.
The following is a sample of what I found:
Beautiful Mixed Christmas Bush With Red Poinsettia Vase Bush. (Vase bush is approx. 17″hx19″w)Vase bush is constructed on a 3″wx4″h floral foam insert which fits most cemetery …
There are many more eBay listings for a similar flower arrangement and all are described as “used.”
Something doesn’t seem right to me about buying “used” cemetery decorations.
I visited my local AC Moore store and bought silk flowers and a cone and made a floral arrangement much nicer than the new grave decoration from the MK catalog or the used decorations from eBay. I am quite pleased with the arrangement I placed on Richard’s grave this year.