If you know someone that has recently lost a loved one, you might be wracking your brain for ways to help them. Sending a condolence note or sympathy gift is one way to let them know you are thinking of them, but those might only offer fleeting comfort. By gifting a memorial tree, you can create a living and breathing memorial of their lost loved one. The serenity someone feels when sitting under the shade of a tree planted in memory of a deceased parent or spouse is unparalleled.
In fact, memorial trees are growing in popularity lately. However, if you are considering gifting a memorial tree to someone you know who is grieving there are some things to keep in mind.
When to Send a Memorial Tree
Typically, sympathy gifts are sent as soon as possible upon learning of the death of someone. However, you don’t have to abide by this sentiment when gifting a memorial tree to a loved one. In fact, memorial trees are a great way to denote the anniversary of a death. They can also be given a few months after a loss to provide some much-needed comfort or support if your loved one is still struggling with the loss. As the goal of a memorial tree is to help someone through the grieving process, they can generally be gifted any time.
Considering Environment When Gifting a Memorial Tree
While “It’s the thought that counts” is a popular saying when gift giving, the last thing you want to do is gift someone a memorial tree that dies after it’s been planted. A memorial tree is supposed to be a symbol of eternal life, which is why you need to consider the environment before gifting one.
Memorial trees come in a variety of types, ranging from cedar and ginkgo to dogwood, red oak, Japanese maple, and more. When selecting a memorial tree, be sure to do a bit or research to ensure that the tree you choose is compatible with the location you are shipping it to. This will help ensure that the tree will grow healthily.
Sending Accompanying Memorial Markers or Plaques
When you purchase a memorial gift tree, you can also consider sending a memorial marker. This is what distinguishes the tree and being “in memory” of the deceased. These markers are personalized and should be weather-resistant so they can be positioned on the ground next to the memorial tree. While memorial markers or plaques are by no means necessary when you are gifting a memorial tree, it is certainly another touching element that will provide comfort and support to your grieving family member or friend.
Finding the Best Memorial Tree Sympathy Gifts
If you are looking for memorial trees to send to a grieving friend or family member, you want to be sure what you are sending is a quality option. At The Comfort Company, all of our memorial trees are healthy and hearty, meaning they’ll grow strong when planted in honor of the deceased. All of our memorial gift trees are between 8 and 14 inches in height and are generally between 2 and 3 years old. When buying a memorial tree, you can rest assured that it will be delivered securely, as all of our trees are shopping in a sturdy container that contains planting and general care instructions. Our heart memorial trees are sure to comfort your grieving loved one and even come in a decorative box that is tied with a raffia bow, wrapped gingerly in tissue paper, and are placed carefully in a sturdy shipping container.
At The Comfort Company, we take pride in all of our memorial trees and we also offer a variety of other sympathy gifts. If you are buying a memorial tree and also want a memorial marker or plaque to go with it, we also offer those. Our personalized memorial markers are made out of quality weather and rust-resistant materials that will last a lifetime. For memorial trees and memorial markers, look no further than The Comfort Company.