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    Casket Pillow

    Since money is tight around here.. and I am not willing to pay 70.00 to 90.00 for a casket pillow for all of my ex's children, Yes we happen to get along and I know he could not afford it either. i made one. What do all of you think?
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    Please forgive me, but I have never heard of a casket pillow. Can someone enlighten me on why each child would need one or what specifically it is for. Once again, please forgive my ignorance
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    My father was a florist who ran his business out of our home. At an early age I was exposed to many funeral homes etc. My father also had a full time job working second shift for a local utility. My mother often sent one of my three siblings or me with him to make sure he didn't fall asleep while driving. It was not unusual for them to get an order for a small floral arrangement that was mounted on a pillow to go in the casket. While my father didn't charge near as much as most florists it could still be a costly item. I have three step-children so I am familiar with that kind of relationship. Ironically I am the one that sees that their birthdays etc. are recognized. I think it would be a nice gesture on your part. The one you showed is lovely. Perhaps a local florist would be interested in you making such items for his business.
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    I still don't understand, did they all die at once? (ex's children)

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    I've never heard of this practice either......
    it's a lovely piece

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    Very pretty.
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    Did they die . . . or are you just planning ahead?
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    I have not heard of a casket pillow either, but I think it is a lovely custom. You are very talented, this one is lovely.
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    I've never heard of this before either. The flowers are beautiful. I really can't see the pillow very well since it seems to mostly be covered by the flowers. Is the pillow heart shaped?
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    They are usually placed on the hinge of an open or partially open casket. usually sent from young children, grand kids , great grandkids, God children. Sometimes sent by an adult to someone very swpecial. I'm a retired florist. This custom has been done all over the USA as far as I know. As a rule this piece is buried with deceased.
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    that is lovely that you can make them all pillows to place on or in the casket. great idea.

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    Your casket pillow is lovely and I can't see a professional doing one any better.

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    Never heard of this either. Interesting.....
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    My grandfather was buried with a special pillow to rest his feet on. All the grandchildrens names were put on the pillow. Wonderful gesture to rest his 'aching feet' from a long life and the illness that eventually took him.

    I have seen the pillows you are talking about on caskets. The ones I have seen are quite small, with a larger array of flowers as you have in your picture. The whole pillow/flower arrangement is not very big, as there is usually a much larger floral arrangement sitting on top of the bottom half of the casket also, which is then moved to the center once the casket has been closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I still don't understand, did they all die at once? (ex's children)
    No none of them have passed on. This will be buried with their grandfather.

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    OK, I get it now. Very nice thought for your stepkids.

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    I never heard of it either. Very pretty though!
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    I think your basket pillow is lovely!!

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    It's a very pretty floral piece. I never heard of a casket pillow but it may be that it was called something else. Sue

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    I never heard of this. Your pillow is very nice.

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    Your pillow looks great. We had a flower shop about 10 yrs ago and usually charged $35. The family usually is already spending enough on the casket spray and the pillows do not hold $90 worth of flowers. JMHO.
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    Very nice.
    iwas a casket embroider for fivr years.
    The best job i evr had.i usedto ebroider
    The interiors,pillows and or the overlay.
    some plaaces didit for a fee,some for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGASAL View Post
    No none of them have passed on. This will be buried with their grandfather.
    Thank you for explaining......I didn't understand either. I have never heard of those, but the sentimment is lovely and your work is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Did they die . . . or are you just planning ahead?
    LOL, that's just what I was thinking. I've never heard of the custom.

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    Like many others on the board, I have never heard of it. I live in TN.

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