Morton’s Tree of Light 2021
This Winter, we will once again be hosting our Tree of Light Remembrance Service. The Tree of Light service is an annual memorial ceremony, where members of the local community come together to remember and honour our loved ones who are no longer with us.
After the success of last year’s event, the service will continue to be delivered online this year, allowing people from local and distant communities to get involved and connect over the memory of those we have lost.
What is the Tree of Light service?
The Tree of Light Remembrance Service is held on the first Sunday of December each year.
We invite people to come together to remember those we have lost as we approach the Christmas period, a time that can be difficult for many dealing with grief.
Memorial stars containing handwritten messages from the community will be placed on the tree. You can submit your own star here.
There is no cost to submit messages to the Tree of Light, however, should you wish to make a donation, all proceeds will be split equally between our charity partners, Mind and the Salvation Army. Over the past 13 years, Morton’s Tree of Light Service has raised over £12,000 for charity.
How do I get involved?
You can submit a memorial message online here or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Your message will be handwritten by us and placed on the Tree of Light to honour your loved one.
The memorial ceremony will be pre-recorded and available to watch online from Sunday 05th December 2021. You can watch this service at any time in the comfort of your own home.
What should I write on my star?
Writing a message to remember your loved one is an extremely personal process. Your message can fill whatever function you like – whether its long or short, addressed directly to them or in their memory.
If you’re not sure what to write, we have some suggestions and examples to help.
You may want to write about the impact that your loved one had on yourselves and others – both in life and in their passing, eg He brightened the lives of all who knew him and will be missed by many.
It’s also wonderful to keep their memory alive by sharing their unique qualities, hobbies and what you remember them for, eg We miss her generosity, her sense of humour and her wit.
If you would prefer to remember them with in a more private way, a short and sweet message, a quote or a poem could be more apt, eg In loving you, we are gifted with memories that can never die.
To write your memorial star to honour a loved one, or to make a donation to our causes, please visit www.mortonstreeoflight.co.uk