As a society we have become more disconnected for a variety of reasons e.g. our lives have become so busy and areas are now built up, we no longer know all of our neighbors in our community. People’s physical appearance has changed over the years, children have grown, we may not have seen people who had moved away from the area for years.

At some stage in our lives, we have all experienced the embarrassment of not knowing all of the family of the deceased when attending a wake/visitation and funeral. Have you ever shaken hands with the wrong person or struggled to find a familiar face.

Wearing a bereavement pin during the wake/visitation and funeral helps visitors identify the appropriate family members at a glance, people feel the value of attending and being able to express their condolences to the grieving family.

All of the grieving family members are acknowledged, no-one is left out and family members feel the value of comforting words and cherished memories shared from people who knew the deceased but not the family.

The elegant bereavement pins, which also serve as treasured keepsakes, are offered for in black or white high gloss, enamel stainless steel and are available in the shape of a cross or, as a non-denominational option, a circle. Both have a center image of a dove in flight and are presented on a card with the expressive poem, “It’s My Time,” by poet Jacky Newcomb.

The bereavement pin have a butterfly clasp and are suitable to be worn on all clothing.