How to Decorate a Grave Site

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How to Decorate a Grave Site
Decorate your loved one's grave site with flowers -- faux or fresh. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

If someone you love recently has died, then you may be wondering what you can do to honour that person and to make their grave site look beautiful and respectful. There are many ways to decorate a grave, but not all are tasteful or elegant. Fresh flowers are best for special occasions such as Easter or the December holidays. However, decorating a grave with faux flowers also is acceptable because they can last longer through the weather elements.

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  • Fresh flowers in pots
  • Faux flowers
  • Candles in glass jars or vases
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    Check with your cemetery groundskeepers or officials to find out if the cemetery has specific rules for items you cannot place at a grave site.

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    Place a potted plant or flower at the grave site. Using a potted plant or flower is ideal because the pot is heavy and has a better chance of surviving wind gusts at the cemetery. You want your plant or flower arrangement to remain upright long after you are gone.

  3. 3

    Place candles in glass vases or pots around the flowers. Light them in memorial to your loved one while you are at the grave reflecting.

  4. 4

    Place a miniature flag with a pole attached to it into the ground near the flowers. You will want to select a flag of the country where your loved one was born. This option also works well for a veteran of a war.

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