The Tradition of Grave Blankets

Visiting our loved ones that have passed at their gravesite and bringing flowers is a lovely tradition that can continue into the cold, winter months. Flowers and grave decorations is a nice way to remember a loved one and celebrate their memory. During the cold winter months, placement of a grave blanket is another beautiful way to honor a loved one’s final resting place and the décor can last all winter long.

Although the tradition of grave blankets and historical relevance is uncertain, what we do know is that it’s an extension of darning the gravesite in the winter months with colors and the smell of fresh evergreens. Adorned with colorful bows or imitation flowers, gravesite blankets are ideal gravesite markers that can turn the grey and bitterness of winter into something more appealing.

Joe’s Market Basket is one of the few local businesses that offer grave blankets for the graves of your loved ones. Over the holiday season, many of us will visit the graves of family and friends with guests from out of town. Doesn’t it make sense to start or continue a tradition with others by visiting the cemetery with a grave blanket? It’s a wonderful way of decorating the place of rest without permanently affecting the landscape, offering you the ability to change the gravesite as the seasons change. Just make sure the cemetery allows grave blankets at the site of your loved one and any specifications they may have on anchoring the blankets so they do not blow over into other areas.

Joe’s Market Basket offers a number of seasonal items you can’t find anywhere else. The experts at our Edwardsville, Godfrey, O’Fallon, Troy, Illinois and our St. Peters, MO locations are here to make any of your projects a breeze, no matter the weather. Give us a call today or find us online at All of us at Joe’s Market Basket wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy holiday season. We appreciate your business!

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