... in our opinion, at least. Our customers who have used this same memorial gift idea seem to share this view as well - for example, one reviewer writes:
I recently placed an order for 20 of these beautifully crafted keepsakes. They arrived much earlier than I anticipated and the cedar smelled wonderful and put a special "made with care" note in your heart as I get ready to scatter my loved one in the waters of Washington State.
If you don't know what type of keepsake you should consider - I would urge you to consider this one.... Thank you Urns NW for making this life event a bit easier during this amazingly bitter sweet experience.
We're addressing the question, "What is the very best memorial gift idea for a grieving loved one?" With made-in-America premium craftsmanship, gorgeous aromatic cedar wood, personalization included, and a unique sense of life-affirming beauty, for your consideration, we commend to you...
THE VERY BEST MEMORIAL GIFT IDEA:
PERSONALIZED CEDAR WOOD MEMORIAL BIRD FEEDER
Our cedar wood bird feeders come in a variety of styles and designs which include an "In Loving Memory" inscription of name and dates. These designs include the Bird on a Branch as shown above, plus themes such as a Celtic Cross, a Butterfly, Fishing, Deer Hunting, military emblems, and more. We even have a completely customizable version, onto which you can have us etch a photo, poem, Scripture verse, or just about anything else.
What makes this the very best memorial gift isn't just the custom engraving, unique themes, aromatic cedar wood, and made-in-the-USA quality. The best part about the bird feeder as a memorial is the simple, natural way it affirms and celebrates life in its everyday functionality.
A LIFE-CELEBRATING FUNCTIONALITY
With this bird feeding hanging outside of a kitchen or sitting room window, watching the birds brings nature home in a special way. Not only does it celebrate life by drawing in birds, it also gives the recipient a sense of actual participation in sustaining life, since they are in a real way providing sustenance to the local wildlife.
A SOURCE OF COMFORT
Additionally, animal watching is a known source of comfort, with the seemingly random ways that animals move capturing and sustaining interest. This is a subtle yet helpful way to encourage the healthy processing of grief.
A LASTING & APPRECIATED GIFT
Plus, this is a sympathy memorial gift idea that won't die (like funeral flowers), spoil (like sympathy food baskets), or be relegated to the kitsch drawer (like that weird candle holder thing from Aunt Marge). It goes outdoors, so it won't take up space in the house. Even if they already have a bird feeder (or several!), anyone who loves birds can always use one more. It's personalized, so they likely won't already have anything similar.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND MEMORIAL GIFT
Even if several family members and friends give the exact same bird feeder with the exact same design (after all, it is The Very Best Memorial Gift Idea), you can always include a personal message on the back side of the feeder. Each item is available with optional personalization on the reverse side, so you can simply say who it's from ("With love, the Hendersons") or share a favorite quote or other message.
These are all the reasons we think our cedar wood memorial bird feeders are the very best sympathy gift to give to a bereaved loved one, and we think that when you see it you will agree.