The 38th birthday of Azade Namdari at The Cemetery with family
In the upper Midwest of the United States, grave blankets are a common gravesite decoration. It is thought that the tradition originated with the Scandinavian settlers who settled the region. A grave blanket consists of evergreen boughs woven together into a large arrangement. It may be accented with flowers, ribbons, or other decorative elements. They are most often used in the winter months, as the hardier evergreen withstands the climate well. Beyond their practicality, grave blankets have a lovely symbolism. Laying one over a grave can help you feel as though your loved one is warmed and cared for throughout the winter. This can feel “right” on the grave of a young child.