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Placing a balloon on a gravesite

A very dear 18 yr old friend of mine lost his mother 3 yrs ago this past Saturday. This Saturday is her birthday and I was going to place a balloon at her grave site.....is this considered in bad taste in any way? I haven't actually dealt with this kind of situation so i don't know whats considered taboo and what's not. Thank you for your time...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Dec. 5, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't think so at all, I think it's a lovely idea! My MIL places a balloon bouquet on her father's grave every Fathers Day.
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 11:54 AM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • me myself no i would'nt do it.. a flower yes
    kim168

    Answer by kim168 at 11:55 AM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • You are celebrating her birthday right? I don't think you can go wrong caring for your friend, and everyone loves balloons on their birthdays. :)
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 11:56 AM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • I have seen balloons on gravesites lately. People may be choosing to do something different.

    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:57 AM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • I have seen balloons, if you want to go ahead.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • I wouldnt place like mylar balloons...maybe one of those little balloons that you can stick in things.
    Justice828

    Answer by Justice828 at 12:27 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • for those that have said not to, do you mind me asking your reasons?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • If the person whose memory you are honoring would have liked it, then GO FOR IT.
    companygoddess

    Answer by companygoddess at 12:46 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • Every year on my dad's b-day, my son and I walk down to the cemetery and release balloons. He picks a color he likes best and then we pick one for his sisters too. We then just say "Happy Birthday" and then release them. My son started this tradition on his first birthday without his grandpa. A balloon mysteriously released itself from our mailbox (on a perfectly calm day) and my little 5 year old son said that it was just Jesus sending Papaw a balloon so he could celebrate too.

    I think if balloons would make you happy and you feel good about it, then put a balloon or two, or even a whole bouquet!! :-)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • Awww, thank you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

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