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« on: March 25, 2005 07:23:49 PM »


Hi all,
I am responsible for creating a memory table for deceased loved ones of graduates at an upcoming graduation. I've never seen this done other than at weddings, which is why I am posting it here. I am less than crafty--have thought of pics with small votive candles in front, a picture tree of some type. I can't seem to get e theme going here. I am totally stumped on the rest of the table. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I also must concentrate on graduating in addition to the table, lol.
Thanks a bunch,
Rhonda
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005 12:36:58 PM »

I like the picture and votive idea.  Towards putting together the rest of the table, how about a collection of memorbellia from past years.  Things such as school items with years on them, some old year books, some picutres of the school in yesteryear. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005 10:34:09 PM »

Great idea, thanks a lot! Am going to try to get people to bring in something from each of the people to be memorialized(special interest type of things) and thought about including a live plant of some type to be given to each family, wanted trees, but not in the budget, lol. Thaniks again for the help.
Rhonda
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005 06:37:45 AM »

you could put out a stack of small paper squares for people to write personal notes/memories about the loved ones that are gone. . .then have a big glass bowl or pretty vase nearby for the finished notes.  later, they could be incorporated into a scrapbook or decoupaged onto a frame. . .
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005 04:35:49 PM »

I LOVE that , thanks!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005 05:36:19 PM »

How about personalizing the votives & they can be given to the family once graduation ceremony is complete... here are some Craftster ideas for this:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2497.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30046.msg251840#msg251840

How about write a poem...about them & framing it for the table Smiley  I found this website...not sure if they wrote it or borrowed it..but it's nice...
http://www.zianet.com/AHSClassOf64/MemorialPageforDeceasedClassmates.html

This would probably make everyone cry...rather than celebrating their time with us...but it's so pretty!!  "If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven & bring you home again."

If you are good with embroidery... embroider a napkin or hanky...for each person.. :-)  Give to the family, with the candle.

How about with the little notes... having a small box for each person... you can get very inexpensive, unfinished wooden boxes at the craft store.  Decoupage an photo of the person..or a poem..on the tops...

You could make a silk floral arrangement for the center of the table... with one flower, for each person, maybe make a ribbon tag for each one, with their name...fabric paint, embroider,etc.. then each family could take their represented flower.  That way...the flowers would never die Smiley



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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005 10:41:00 AM »

What if each graduate wrote a letter to their loved one and then that was framed with the picture of the person? The graduates could take these home and put them up.  The frames could be displayed at varying heights on easles at the table, with ivy just kind of spread on the table around the easles.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005 10:56:58 AM »

here's another thought.  rosemary is the herb/plant that is associated with remembrance.  maybe include a potted rosemary bush or an arrangement of rosemary twigs or even tie sprigs of rosemary to votive candles, invitations, cards or whatever.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2005 10:50:38 AM »

I have to create a memorial display for my MIL who passed away in September and I really like the idea of a rosemary plant.  My mother suggested a flower arrangement but I dont' like that idea so much.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2005 02:10:17 PM »

totally do the rosemary.  a simple clay pot or galvanized bucket can be beautifully ornamented with ribbons, paint, etc.

you could even tie little quotes or pictures to the branches.  things that evoke her memory.

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