Over the last two years, we have recognized the increased importance of having the chance to honor loved ones in a safe and accessible way. The pandemic has meant that many grievers have had to put remembrance and memorial events on hold, adding layers of pain onto their existing grief. Crossroads endeavored to create an opportunity for grievers to honor their loved one, while connecting with their grief and the natural world.
Our Pebbles & Petals Remembrance Ritual Kits were created from this need. Rituals are powerful activities that allow us to express emotions, while connecting to the memory of loved ones who are no longer with us. When completed with others, they also create a shared sense of community. Our kits are filled with everything you need to complete a self-guided ritual. Inside each kit you will find pebbles, naturally dried flowers, a plantable heart, and instructions on how to carry out your ritual. The beauty of this ritual is that it can be carried out on your own, or with family and friends. We encourage you to involve children and youth as well!
Though our original intention was to host an in-person remembrance ceremony, we are grateful to adapt our program and bring the essence of the ritual to you through our Pebbles & Petals Remembrance Ritual Kits.