Funeral homes use an angel tree to help loved ones cope

Published: Dec. 12, 2017 at 1:49 PM EST
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The holiday season can be tough on those who have suffered a loss within the year, however local funeral homes are using angels to help those through this difficult time.

Fassbender and Swanson Lundquist funeral homes are hanging an angel ornament in memory of those they have served within the year.

These glass ornaments can be personalized and are given to the families free of charge after the holiday season.

The funeral homes said these ornaments are meant to honor the loved ones and to show their support even though time has passed.

"Our thoughts are with these families, it's their first year Christmas without their loved one, it's the first year of special events for that family, so we are just thinking of them as they hit those milestones after losing a loved one," said Jeremy Hansen, the Funeral Director at both Fassbender and Swanson Lundquist.

The funeral homes have been doing this thoughtful tradition for about 15 years. They plan to continue next holiday season.