Sometimes people ask us about grave blankets – as the custom is not practiced everywhere. Basically they are used to decorate grave sites in the winter, when flowers are not available or too fragile to withstand the bitter cold. Traditional grave blankets are used in the late fall and winter and are most popular during the Christmas season. They’re designed for decorating the grave site for a short time and are then removed after the holidays. They are to the grave what the wreath is to the door.
Here’s a few samples of the grave blankets we make here on the farm.