Category Archives: Culture & Tradition

Light a Candle of Love

On December 14th, Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol, California will be illuminated by the light of 4,800 candles. Volunteers begin at 8am preparing, setting-up and lighting luminaria (paper bags filled with sand and a candle). By sunset each grave … Continue reading

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Victorian Hair Wreaths

During the Victorian era the custom of making art from hair became a popular form of memorializing loved ones. Locks of hair were incorporated into keepsake jewelry such as brooches, bracelets or lockets. Strands of hair were gathered and hand … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead

El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a traditional Latin American holiday celebrated by joyfully remembering and welcoming the spirits of loved ones that have passed away. It is believed that the souls of the dead … Continue reading

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