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Children's Christmas Remembrance 2021

Visit

Our special Children's Remembrance Christmas Trees will honour the lives of children who have passed away.

Remember

Request a complimentary ornament by midnight on Sunday 5 December to be engraved with your child's name and delivered to your chosen site.

Reflect

Collect your ornament from Customer Care and place it on our dedicated tree in an act of remembrance and love.

Remembering your child this Christmas

If you are grieving the loss of a child, Christmas can be a challenging and overwhelming time. Nothing can take the pain of loss away. However, many members of our community find that creating a memorial ritual to honour the life of a precious child can be helpful.

Located at both Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park, the Children's Christmas Remembrance Trees are sacred spaces created especially for families that have lost a child. You are warmly invited to visit either tree to reflect and remember - and if you wish, pre-order a complimentary ornament inscribed with the name of the child you have loved and lost to place on the tree.

Children's Christmas Remembrance Trees 2021

Step 1: Pre-order your ornament

You are welcome to pre-order a complimentary ornament by midnight on Sunday 5 December to be inscribed with your child's name. Ordering is quick and easy, and can be completed using the online form below. When you order, you can choose to collect and place the ornament at either Springvale Botanical Cemetery or Bunurong Memorial Park.

So we can ensure that all families can participate, please limit your order to one ornament per child being remembered. Please also note that your order must be received by midnight on Sunday 5 December.

Order a custom ornament

Step 2: Visit the tree

When your ornament is ready to be collected, you will receive an email to let you know. Ornaments will be available for collection from Customer Care from Monday 13 December to Friday 17 December, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. When you collect your ornament, our team will direct you to the tree. If you are unable to attend between these times, a member of our team will place the ornament on the tree on your behalf.

Please note that due to the Victorian government directives and the safety of our community, anyone wishing to pick up an ornament must be double vaccinated. You may also designate someone else to collect your family's ornament on your behalf if you are not yet fully vaccinated.

Our Christmas trees will remain on-site for the month of December, and you are very welcome to visit any time our grounds are open. You can locate Customer Care at your chosen location using the maps below.

Download a map of Springvale Botanical Cemetery (PDF)

Download a map of Bunurong Memorial Park (PDF)

Remembering our children

In these changing times, life has been markedly different for many of our community. However, it is still so important to be able to come together and remember our loved ones. We have adapted our events to accommodate current social distancing directives, and are excited to welcome families back on-site this year for a chance to celebrate, honour and reflect in a safe and respectful way.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Children's Christmas Remembrance Trees. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the SMCT Events team.