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.
Step 1: Pre-order your ornament
Please note, orders for ornaments have now closed. For information on how to collect an ornament you have ordered and visit the tree, please refer to 'Step 2: Visit the tree' below or contact our Events team.
Step 2: Visit the tree
When your ornament is ready for collection, you will receive an email to let you know.
Once you have received your confirmation email, you will be able to collect your ornament from Customer Care between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, up until Wednesday 22 December. Our team will also direct you to the tree. If you are unable to attend during this time, 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 Bunurong Memorial Park (PDF)