Grave Blankets provide a beautiful decoration during winter weather. Grave blankets also referred to as cemetery blankets can be made to cover all of the grave site traditionally made of evergreens, such as pine. Along with baby’s breath, flowers, ribbons and bows. Small ones may be referred to as grave pillows. Before making or ordering a grave blanket be sure the cemetery allows this type of grave decoration.
An American tradition, grave blankets are most common in Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New York. Most popular are Holiday grave blankets however they are also used for Mother’s day, birthdays and the anniversary of the person’s death.
Other decorations are made from evergreens like crosses and wreaths. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath laying ceremonies across the country to get wreaths on the graves of our military at National Cemeteries by using thousands of volunteers. They receive no government funds, Individual sponsors pay the cost of the programs.