This Christmas is going to be different in so may ways, and for families who have lost a loved one or who can't be with their loved ones, the empty spaces at the table will be felt more keenly that ever. At a time when family traditions, rituals, stories and memories are shared and enjoyed, we are all having to learn to do things differently this festive season.
With my own family separated this Christmas due to an unexpected cancer diagnosis and the consequent shielding required, I wanted to create a collection of thoughtful gifts to help celebrate, honour and remember those who are no longer with us, or can't be with us because of the current situation. Our collection of Christmas Remembrance Candles, Ceramic Decorations and Boxed Remembrance Gifts has been designed to bring families together in spirit this Christmas if they can't be together in person.
Christmas Remembrance Candles
Light a candle and take a moment to remember... our beautiful Christmas remembrance candles are a thoughtful way to remember a loved one at this special time of year.
Create a new family ritual on Christmas Eve by lighting a 'Loved, Missed, Remembered at Christmas' candle and taking a few moments to reflect on those who can't be with you. If there is an empty place at the Christmas dinner table this year, why not place our 'An Angel at our Table' candle on the table to keep a loved one close by and in your thoughts at this special time. Our 'Wish you were here with us this Christmas' candle makes a thoughtful gift for elderly relatives who are shielding, in residential care, or for family members and friends who aren't able to share this year's festivities with you.
Our luxury vanilla fragranced candles are larger than average with a heavy glass base, beautifully gift boxed and can be sent directly to the recipient along with a personal, hand-written gift message. Just let us know what you'd like to say and we'll do the rest.
Christmas Remembrance Decorations
Our beautiful ceramic heart tree decorations have been handcrafted in Yorkshire and make a beautiful keepsake to remember of those who are no longer with us at Christmas.
Beautifully presented in a luxury gift box scattered with tiny silver stars, the decorations make a thoughtful gift for someone who has lost a loved one this year and are sure to become treasured family heirlooms, to be carefully placed on the Christmas tree with love and pride, year after year.
The decorations can be mixed and matched, so you can combine a 'Loved, Missed, Remembered 2020' Ceramic Heart with a 'Mum', 'Dad', or 'Our Angel' Ceramic Heart, to create a beautiful collection of keepsakes.
Our Gift Boxed set of 2 Porcelain Angel and Robin Tree Decorations makes a thoughtful gift. The robin features the heart-warming message 'Robins will appear when loved ones are near'. A beautifully reassuring gift to give to someone who has lost a loved one this year, and one that is sure to be treasured for many Christmases to come.
Boxed Christmas Remembrance Gifts
Finding a little peace and space over the Christmas period can be a wonderful time to reflect on the life of a loved one. Our 'Memories' boxed gifts make a thoughtful gift for someone who has been recently bereaved, enabling them to write down their stories, memories and recollections while they are still fresh in their mind.
A notebook full of handwritten memories is a wonderful keepsake to pass down to future generations, and can also be a source of comfort to the person writing them down. The gift box can also be used afterwards as a memory or keepsake box to hold papers, letters or small possessions for safekeeping. Beautifully gift boxed, our Little Book of Memories and Little Box of Memories will remain treasured family heirlooms long after sympathy flowers have faded.
If you would like any help or advice in choosing a Christmas gift for someone who has been bereaved, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We are always very happy to help.