Photo Gallery: Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees

A little girl at the Festival of Trees at Dover Downs Hotel can't resist touching a snow man ornament on a tree donated and decorated by Dover's Girl Scout Troop 1090 and sponsored by Comcast.
A little girl at the Festival of Trees at Dover Downs Hotel can't resist touching a snow man ornament on a tree donated and decorated by Dover's Girl Scout Troop 1090 and sponsored by Comcast. | Source

Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is an annual fund raiser for many hospice centers throughout the country. This hub will focus on the Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees but readers should keep in mind that they can probably find and sponsor similar fund raisers in their own localities.

Festival supporters can participate in many different ways. They can sponsor a tree and/or wreath such as the ones pictured in this hub, honor loved ones by creating a "Remembrance Tree", attend auctions where donated trees may be purchased, buy raffle tickets, participate in the festival's activities or contribute by purchasing a ticket to one of the festival's events.

Delaware Hospice is the largest and the only nonprofit hospice in the state and the Festival of Trees has been its main fundraiser since 1987. Each county in the state sponsors an event.

The photos in this hub were taken by Gail Sobotkin at the 2011 Kent and Sussex County, DE Festival of Trees but events are held annually in all 3 counties in the State of Delaware.

For information about this year's festival (2014), including opening ceremonies, special fundraising activities and events, plus sponsorship information go to the Delaware Hospice website at: https://www.delawarehospice.org/donations/fundraisers/festival-of-trees/ .

A Loving Widow's Annual Tribute to her Husband

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As anyone who's lost a loved one knows, the Thanksgiving through Christmas holiday season can be bittersweet. Linda White's husband, Wally, died 8 years ago and she has honored his memory every year by sponsoring and donating a tree in Wally's honor. Because Wally was a "Harley" guy she's been using a Harley Davidson theme for her donated trees. You can see from this pictorial that she pays attention to details and the end results are a very unique and fun tree.

Photos of Linda's Harley Davidson Themed Tree

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Linda White's tree on exhibit in Dover Downs Hotel prior to auction. Some Harley Davidson models are wrapped in bright orange toile and ribbons. Other Harley Davidson models are wrapped in black netting tied with orange bows. Close-up of the top of the tree.Close up of the bottom of the tree. Note her attention to detail.
Linda White's tree on exhibit in Dover Downs Hotel prior to auction.
Linda White's tree on exhibit in Dover Downs Hotel prior to auction. | Source
Some Harley Davidson models are wrapped in bright orange toile and ribbons.
Some Harley Davidson models are wrapped in bright orange toile and ribbons. | Source
Other Harley Davidson models are wrapped in black netting tied with orange bows.
Other Harley Davidson models are wrapped in black netting tied with orange bows. | Source
Close-up of the top of the tree.
Close-up of the top of the tree. | Source
Close up of the bottom of the tree. Note her attention to detail.
Close up of the bottom of the tree. Note her attention to detail. | Source

Books to Help Grievers Through the Holidays

"How Will I Get Through the Holidays?" by James Miller. Includes quotations and 12 ideas for getting through the emotionally charged holiday season. Available at Amazon.com and there is also a Kindle edition.

"A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others are Celebrating." by Harold Ivan Smith. Teaches the bereaved how to alter traditions instead of abandoning them and how to appreciate the grief styles of others. Available at Amazon.com as a gift book edition and there is also a Kindle edition.

Tips for Helping Grievers Cope During the Holidays

Of course not all grievers are up to participating in the Festival of Trees the way Linda White does and you may know someone who is grieving but feel unsure of how you can help them get through the holiday season. Hospice professionals suggest a number of other things that anyone can do to help others deal with grief and loss at this time of year including: being supportive of any way that a grieving person chooses to handle the holidays, offering to help the grieving person with decorating and holiday cooking, offering to help with shopping, inviting the person to join in your own family's holiday, asking if the person is interested in volunteering with you during the holidays, encouraging the person to speak about their loved one and encouraging the person to donate money or gift items to others in need as a way of honoring the memory of their own loved one.

Some People Make Wreaths to Honor Loved Ones

Wreaths were also on display and some of them were done in color schemes and/or themes that matched a particular tree.
Wreaths were also on display and some of them were done in color schemes and/or themes that matched a particular tree. | Source

Photos of Various Themed Trees & Wreaths

Walking through the long, wide halls of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino during the Festival of Trees was a stunningly visual treat as the corridor was lined with many beautifully and elegantly decorated trees and wreaths. Each tree had its own theme and many local businesses and individuals sponsored and/or created them. I hope you enjoy the gallery of photos that are posted here.

Festival of Trees in Dover Delaware

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Elegant gold themed tree was displayed on a mahogany table with guilded mirror behind it.Top of Santa themed tree.Center of snow themed tree. Fun, heart themed tree.Children's beach themed tree. This was my personal favorite. Children's themed tree.My husband, Fred, patiently waiting for me to finish the photo shoot. Oh how I love this man!
Elegant gold themed tree was displayed on a mahogany table with guilded mirror behind it.
Elegant gold themed tree was displayed on a mahogany table with guilded mirror behind it. | Source
Top of Santa themed tree.
Top of Santa themed tree. | Source
Center of snow themed tree.
Center of snow themed tree. | Source
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Fun, heart themed tree.
Fun, heart themed tree. | Source
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Children's beach themed tree. This was my personal favorite.
Children's beach themed tree. This was my personal favorite. | Source
Children's themed tree.
Children's themed tree. | Source
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My husband, Fred, patiently waiting for me to finish the photo shoot. Oh how I love this man!
My husband, Fred, patiently waiting for me to finish the photo shoot. Oh how I love this man! | Source

Festival of Trees in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Santa's sleigh exhibit at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees.
Santa's sleigh exhibit at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees. | Source
Tree and hearth exhibit at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees.
Tree and hearth exhibit at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees. | Source

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Rate Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees

I give this event a 5 star rating because it is professionally co-ordinated, raises funds for Delaware Hospice, is a festive, fun event with many different activities going on throughout Delaware during the months of November and December, and it also gives those who have lost a loved one a special way to honor their loved one's memory.

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Photos of Delaware Hospice Center

I end this pictorial with a few photos of the Delaware Hospice Center in my hometown of Milford. The center has been used by some of my neighbors and friends who had loved ones who passed away. The center also sponsors many educational and community programs and I have been able to attend some of them and can attest to the fact that the staff and a large number of dedicated volunteers are a true blessing to our community.

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The Delaware Hospice Center offers an alternative to hospital care combining state of the art technology in a home like environment with unlimited visiting hours and the support of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. The gazebo and gardens in the next photo are between the sign and the back of the hospice building. There is a walking path, gazebo, water features and garden in the back of the center and each of the patient rooms have double wide doors looking out on the gardens, plus a semi-private concrete patio where wheelchairs and/or beds can be rolled out.Close-up of the gazebo.
The Delaware Hospice Center offers an alternative to hospital care combining state of the art technology in a home like environment with unlimited visiting hours and the support of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
The Delaware Hospice Center offers an alternative to hospital care combining state of the art technology in a home like environment with unlimited visiting hours and the support of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
The gazebo and gardens in the next photo are between the sign and the back of the hospice building.
The gazebo and gardens in the next photo are between the sign and the back of the hospice building. | Source
There is a walking path, gazebo, water features and garden in the back of the center and each of the patient rooms have double wide doors looking out on the gardens, plus a semi-private concrete patio where wheelchairs and/or beds can be rolled out.
There is a walking path, gazebo, water features and garden in the back of the center and each of the patient rooms have double wide doors looking out on the gardens, plus a semi-private concrete patio where wheelchairs and/or beds can be rolled out. | Source
Close-up of the gazebo.
Close-up of the gazebo. | Source

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Gail,

What a wonderful hub! I had never heard of this organization..Such a beautiful way of honoring the ones who has passed on and to the hospice organization that does such touching work. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and hub.

Happy Holiday,

Hugs

Sunnie


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Dear Sunnie,

You are so quick and I see you're already in the Christmas spirit with your new santa hat profile pic!!!!

So glad you enjoyed the hub. When I lived in New York State my county also had a wonderful hospice program and they did Festival of Trees fundraisers so I know there are others around but not in every state or county.

Sending Hub Hugs,

Gail


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Gail, great hub! and what a patient husband! Looks like a keeper!

This was a great hub, and the pictures you shared where so nice.

The hospice here in town has a tree in the where you donate money to have a deceased loved ones name placed on the tree.


5 years ago

Voted up. The season is upon us.

(Do they call just Fetival of Trees instead of Christmas trees because they think some lawyer will sue them?)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Homesteadbound,

Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

Hubby's been around for 37 years now so he's definitely proven himself to be a keeper! I'm very blessed.

Thanks for the input on what your local hospice does as a fundraiser.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome f,

Thanks for the vote up. It's greatly appreciated.

That's an interesting question. Obviously the trees are Christmas trees so I guess in this litigious society they could still get sued. The hotel lobby did have a large Hanukah display but it wasn't part of the festival. I would imagine that if anyone wanted to sponsor or create a Hanukah themed tree they certainly could enter it into this fundraiser.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Happyboomernurse, this is wonderful. :) I love hospice, and this is a truly wonderful and festive thing celebrating life, memories, and a wonderful organization. This is an encouraging hub, so glad you shared it. The tree where the woman dedicated it to her husband was very touching. :)Voted up, Interesting, beautiful, and awesome.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

I anxiously await your next adventure, whether it is a garden tour of wherever you go. Hospice is active here in our community, but nothing like this. What a great idea for a fundraiser. Wonder where you'll go next??? Goodnight...


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

What a great way to raise worthy funds and let those who wish pay tribute to their passed loved ones. Hospices are a godsend. Gail your photos are wonderful as are your tips for helping grievers, and the Delaware Festival of Trees will most certainly be a big success. Bless you Gail.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Oceansnsunsets,

So glad that you enjoyed it. Yes, I thought the woman who's been honoring her late husband like this for the past 8 years was very touching. Thanks so much for the vote up. It's greatly appreciated as is your ongoing support.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

This is indeed a beautiful hub and I have to vote an up up and away here.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Mary,

Your comments always make me smile. I do love finding festivals and events to go to, especially when they're free or have only a nominal fee. It's amazing how much is out there. Thanks for the kind words and your ongoing support.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Alastar,

Your words touched my heart. I so agree that Hospice provides a valuable service to a community. When I became a community health nurse back in the 80's my community didn't have a hospice service but in the 90's it got one and that made a world of difference. Now many communities have one but not as many have a live-in option like we have in Milford, DE. The festival of trees is the main fundraiser for Delaware Hospice and so far it looks like it will be a success again this year despite the difficult economy.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Gail, My Dear,

I simply have no words right now except too tender, too many tears to appreciate and thank goodness for my bookmark. I know when I am moved too much to absorb and this is one of those times. I yearn to remember Mom in a special way, so far the CPR with my family but no ideas yet on a grander scale... you will help inspire me.

Our Church has a tree that helps give families a brighter Christmas by picking ornaments with ideas for gifts. Mom loved that so I am doubling up this year...

You are a forever source of inner beauty and strength. These individuals are remarkable, thank you for sharing these ideas.

Love, Maria


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Eddy,

Am glad you enjoyed it and I greatly appreciate the vote up. It's always a good feeling to share something about an organization that does so much good.

Looking forward to sharing many more hubs.

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

My Dearest Mar,

I feel your tenderness and am also at a loss for words at the moment. I will be sending you an email when I gather them. The holidays are such a difficult time for anyone who is grieving because there is not only the hurting place in our hearts but an empty place at family gatherings and traditions that have been maintained for years are now glaringly different.

Your church tree sounds like a good idea and any further tributes will come to you when you're ready. Right now you need to treat yourself with loving kindness and remember to take time to relax and rest.

You are loved by so many including myself.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love You,

Gail


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The trees are beautiful and the programs so useful. We do have many organizations here that raise funds and awareness at Chritmas time. We participate in BASTAS, Be A Santa To A Senior, which collects gifts and delivers them to elderly rest home patients. Many do not have family and this is the only gift they will receive.

I love this beautiful and compassionate Hub. Thank you. I am now feeling the real Christmas spirit.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Hyphenbird,

Glad you enjoyed the hub and I thank you for sharing another program that helps spread the Christmas spirit. I hadn't heard of BASTAS before but just looked it up on the internet and it looks like it's sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and there is a place near me that participates. If anyone else wants to see if there's a BASTAS near them they can log onto: http://www.beasantatoasenior.com/ and type their zip code into the finder. Thanks again, for sharing this information.


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cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

What a great idea for a hub! Detroit used to have a Festival of Trees event for the Children's Hospital of Detroit. We used to go when I was a kid but I haven't been in years. I'm really not even sure if they still have it, something I guess I should check out for my own kids. I loved the photos of the trees.

On another note, those husbands are something aren't they? As soon as my husband sees my camera out he asks, is this for another hub? LOL


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Cardelean,

So glad you enjoyed it. I was surprised by how many girl scout troops, daycare centers and child care centers had decorated and/or sponsored trees and the children's themed trees that they created were adorable.

My hubby chuckled when I showed him the last picture of him patiently waiting. Poor guy was tired and hungry but he let me wander about! We are blessed to have such good natured husbands.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You are so welcome. Many seniors outlive their loved ones and find themselves alone during the holidays. I hope others find the joy in this program that we receive as we give.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Awesome and inspiring. Hospice is also active and very much appreciated down here.

Congratulations with your 100 score!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Hyphenbird,

I hope so, too. It's so true that we receive as we give.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Martie,

Glad you found the hub inspiring and that you have an active and appreciated hospice in your community.

Thanks for the congrats. That score goes up and down like a yo-yo!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

This will be the second Christmas without my mother. She died in January of 2010 in hospice in a hospital setting but was only there less than one day after 8 days in an ICU unit. I have not participated in any of the hospice activities and have not heard of anything like this festival of trees. But I know that hospices are wonderful places. So nice to be able to support them in such a fashion. Up, useful and beautiful hub. And yes...your patient husband looks like a keeper!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

I know your Mom's death has been hard on you, especially during the holiday seasons as your family was so close and shared so many traditions. My thoughts and prayers are with you again at this time of year. You have honored your mother in so many of the hubs you've written and I was so happy today to see your family's cookie recipe hub be awarded the "Hub of the Day" badge. It is all the more special knowing your Mom is no longer here to make the cookies with you but that this cherished family tradition can be passed on to other families. That is indeed a beautiful tribute to your mother.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

The staff that work in Hospices are incredible people, the most warm and caring people. What a great way to help them out both those who have lost loved ones and the staff. Great hub and voted up!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Carcro,

I totally agree that most people who work at or volunteer at a hospice center are warm and caring. It takes a special kind of person to be able to sit with and/or care for people who are dying and their families. Thanks for leaving such a compassionate comment. It's greatly appreciated as is the vote up.


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agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

Trees make our environment so fresh, healthful, and enjoyable to live, choosing trees as the theme in a festival will encourage people to love trees more and more.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Agusfanani,

Thanks so much for leaving a comment. That's one benefit I hadn't thought of.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Great photos of a wonderful event. I don't think we have this specifically in our area but will have to look into it as I have a friend who is part of the Quilts for Cancer program. Lovely way to remember loved ones who have gone before us.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Audrey,

Yes, it is a special way to remember deceased loved ones and it's very enjoyable just looking at all the beautifully decorated trees.

I've never heard of the Quilts for Cancer program but that sounds like a good idea. When one of my friends was on hospice with a terminal diagnosis for cancer another friend brought her a crocheted blanket that a group of ladies from a church worked on. It was a "personal sized blanket" and my friend did get comfort when using it.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

HBN, this is a great event and you really did a great job projecting it. I admire all these people that donate their time to do this and make this event possible. These are real life heroes that make a difference. The Holidays are a hard time to go through the lost of a loved one. Their support really helps at these trying times. I really am glad you wrote this HBN. Up and all but funny from me my dear friend. I sure hope others can learn from this event and offer it later down the road. A wonderful report and article.


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uniquearticlesbuz 5 years ago from USA

Nice hub and using awesome pics.......


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Lyricwriter,

I so agree with what you wrote about all the hospice workers and volunteers who work so hard to pull this event together and who help those dealing with care of terminally ill loved ones on a daily basis.

Thanks also, for your kind words about the article and your ongoing support which means so much to me.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Uniquearticlesbuz,

So glad you enjoyed the hub and photos. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Beautiful hub. What a wonderful event. The tree photos are really nice. I love the gold one in front of the mirror. It' great to see things like this during the holiday season.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Alekhouse,

So glad you enjoyed it. I thought the way that gold one was displayed with the guilded mirror behind it was awesome. Thanks for taking time to leave such a lovely comment and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Can I just come to Delaware and travel with you when you get your pictures and information for these awesome hubs? These pieces are very well thought out and informative. And definitely entertaining. I really liked the tips you included for people who are grieving. Really nice work as I have come to expect from you :)

Sharyn


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sharyn,

Thanks so much for your kind words- they really made me smile tonight. Hope to start seeing pictures and write-ups of events and places in your area.

I can't say enough wonderful things about the hospice in my community and the many dedicated volunteers and workers there. It was a pleasure to be able to highlight this fundraiser.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

Alton doesn't have a Festival of Trees although St. Louis might. My mother passed away of cancer on Christmas in 2003. I still miss her and my dad who passed in 2008.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Danette,

Close family members who are now deceased are always missed during the holidays no matter how many years have gone by, though the first year or two is hardest.

The Festival of Trees hospice fundraiser is a nice way to pay tribute to our deceased loved ones, though as you say, not every community has this.

Thanks for your ongoing support and for leaving such a heartfelt comment.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I gave this hub five stars and voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. What a thoughtful way to celebrate the holidays..and what beautiful pictures!

We have a tree in church where we pick a tag for a boy or girl, with their age on it and then buy a gift or two, but this Festival of Trees is a true celebration that shows the spirit of Christmas. P.S. Gotta love that hubby!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC

Hi Gail!

Beautiful Hub & I particularly want to express my gratitude to your husband for being so supportive of your participation.

I enjoyed the photo's, the creativity of the people and the construction of the hub for an oft difficult subject.

It is a wonderful way to remember our loved ones and a marvelous distraction, or should I say "inclusion" in the grieving process which is as integral in life as birth!

I am grateful to you for using your gifts in such a supportive way!

May Peace abound in your life!

Bruce


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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a wonderful idea for raising funds for Hospice. As you know Hospice is near and dear to my heart. We have several fundraisers throughout the year, of which I always take part in a few - but I don't believe we have a Christmas Tree one. I love the way you put this together with all of the beautiful photos. And you are so right , it is especially at this time of year when we feel the loss of our loved ones so very much and so taking part in something like this would be very healing. Thanks for this - am voting up and sharing. Hubhugs!!!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Tilsontitan,

Yeah, I love hubby to pieces! Can't tell you how many times we go out and he patiently waits for me to take photos for a hub.

In this case, of course, it was for a great cause and I'm happy to get the word out about our Delaware Hospice's most important fundraiser.

Thanks for the 5 stars and the vote up. They're greatly appreciated.

The church I joined when I was a child had a tree like yours and I remember being very happy the first year that there was a gift for me sitting under it.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Bruce,

I will definitely pass your gratitude on to my hubby. The man deserves thanks for his incredible patience.

Also, thank YOU for your kind words.

It was truly a pleasure putting this hub together as it is for a cause that's so close to my heart. Having been a homecare nurse who referred many patients to hospice, and also having lost close relatives who were cared for by hospice, I know how valuable their service is and how dedicated and caring staff is so writing about this fundraiser is a small way to show appreciation.

Sending Hub Hugs Your Way,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Lynn,

I could tell from reading your beautiful book, A Breath Away, http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/A-Breath-A that you are a strong supporter of hospice, and also that you were surrounded by caring hospice workers during Craig's last weeks and just as importantly, after he passed away. Your story truly touched my heart. In addition to being an entertaining love story, it's a very positive book about hospice care.

Thanks for your kind words about this hub and for the vote up and share. It's greatly appreciated.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Very interesting and how pretty. Our daughter help put together the festival of trees for the hospital in her community. Loved your photos and voted up.


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Moonlake,

How wonderful that your daughter helped put together a festival of trees for a community hospital. It's truly a worthwhile cause and touches the heart of attendees.

Thanks so much for your kind words about the photos and the vote up. They're greatly appreciated.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

Just came back for a reread. I wonder if you still have this festival of trees? I certainly hope so. We have a wonderful local Hospice here in my community, but nothing like this festival.

I am sharing this so others can enjoy your beautiful photos.


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Happyboomernurse 2 years ago from South Carolina Author

Dear Mary,

Thanks for coming back and leaving a comment.

I need to update this hub. Yes, the festival of trees is an annual event here, and Delaware Hospice also gives grief support programs which are available free or at a nominal cost to those who use them.

Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,

Gail

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