HALOS of the St. Croix Valley 

We are a Non-Profit Foundation supporting 

families through the loss of a child 

Emergency Line: (651) 504-4256

                         Non-Emergency Line: (651) 504-4254

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

No parent should ever have to think about their child passing away before them. 
Sadly, not a day goes by that there isn't a parent that is facing such a tragedy. When the reality hits that not only must you say goodbye to your child, you have to plan their memorial service too. Most parents have not purchased a burial plot for themselves, let alone for their child.  And every parent wants to do everything possible to make sure their child's memorial service is special, but do not know where to begin or what exactly to do. That is where we hope this page becomes helpful to you. We understand being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do or where to turn to for that information. We are available to help at any time, but this page will also help guide you in the planning process. We hope that we are able to take some of the stress away from the planning process so that you may rest and know that others are here to help carry out your wishes for your child's service, so that it may be just as beautiful as you would like it to be for your child.

When a family loses a young child, we are able to create a tangible memory for them by making a hand and foot mold at the funeral home.


We ask that families contact us as soon as possible, so that we may ensure there is enough time to get these completed before burial or cremation.


(651) 504-4256

7am - 10pm

We are able to provide families with beautiful, personalized memorial cards that are created around their child. We are able to take your child's nursery theme, favorite color(s), favorite toy or hobby and create a unique card that truly shares their 

child with those that love them.

(FREE OF CHARGE)


* We require at least 24-36 hours for these to be designed and printed

 

(651) 504-4256

Burial Assistance, we can provide financial assistance to help with purchasing a casket, or opening and closing of the ground.

MUSIC

INFANT OR TODDLER SERVICE

Glory Baby, Watermark

Held, Natalie Grant

Godspeed, Dixie Chicks

Ronan, Taylor Swift

You Are My Sunshine

Precious Child, Karen Taylor

Gone Too Soon, Daughtry

Hug Him Once For Me, Erica McClure

ANY AGE CHILD:

I'll See You Again, Westlife

In The Arms Of An Angel, Sarah McLachlan

Would You Know My Name, Eric Clapton

Precious Child, Karen Taylor

Why, Rascal Flatts (Suicide)




SCRIPTURES

Mark 10:13-16


Revelations 21:4
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."


Isaiah 26:4
"Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.


Psalms 107:28-30
"Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.  He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves there of are still.  Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven."


Matthew 10:29-31
"Are not two sparrow sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."


Psalm 91:11-12

"For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways; They will bear you up in their hands, so that you do not hurt your feet on stones."


Proverbs 3:5-6  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

POETRY & QUOTES

The world may never notice
if a rosebud doesn't bloom
or even pause to wonder if the petals fall too soon
but every life that ever forms
or ever comes to be
touches the world
in some small way for all eternity
the little one we longed for
was swiftly here and gone
but the love that was then planted
is a light that still shines on
and though our arms are empty
our hearts know what to do
every beating of our heart says
We will remember you.

"What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." 
- Helen Keller

You never said you're leaving

You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That nobody could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home.

To the Child of My Heart

O (ovulation) precious, tiny sweet little one,

you will always be to me

so perfect, pure and innocent

just as you were meant to be.

We dreamed of you and of your

life and all that it would be we

waited and longed for you

to come and join our family.

We never had the chance to play

to laugh, to rock, to wiggle

we long to hold you, touch you

and listen to you giggle.

But now your're gone ...

but yet you're here.  You are

our sorrow and our joy, 

there's love in ever tear.

Just know our love goes deep

and strong.  We'll forget you never.

The child we had, but never had,

and yet will have forever.


"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."  -Winnie the Pooh


Mama you look sad today

I wish it weren’t so

I know it’s because you love me

But had to let me go

I’ve made a lot of friends

They’re angel babies too

We laugh and sing and play

The fun is never through

One day will come

And my name they’ll say

“It’s your turn, the time is here

Your mama comes today”

Please do not rush to me

That day will come due

Until then I’ll play and sing

And learn all about you

My grandmas tell me stories

My grandpas sing to me too

They talk of you and my daddy

And the things you used to do

I know it sounds so busy

But time is different here

In your heart and on your mind

I am always near.





I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.  
I thought about you yesterday and the day before that too.  
I think of you in silence.  I often say your name.  
But all I have are memories and your picture in a frame. 
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part.  
God has you in His keeping.  I have you in my heart. 
I shed tears for what might have been.  
A million times I've cried.  
If love alone could have saved you,
 you never would have died. 
In life I loved you dearly.  In death I love you still.  
In my heart you hold a place no one can ever fill.  
It broke my heart to lose you but you didn't go alone  
for part of me went with you, the day God took you home. 

"someday we hope to meet again, someday 

we know not when

to clasp our hands in a better land, 

never to part again"



THE CORD (Author Unknown)

We are connected,

My child and I, by

An invisible cord,

Not seen by the eye.

It’s not like the cord

That connects us ‘til birth

This cord can’t be seen

By any on earth.

This cord does its work

Right from the start.

It binds us together

Attached to my heart.

I know that it’s there

Though no one can see

The invisible cord

From my child to me.

The strength of this cord,

It’s hard to describe,

It can’t be destroyed

It can’t be denied.

It’s stronger than any cord

Man could create.

It withstands the test

Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,

Though you’re not here with me,

The cord is still there

But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart

I am bruised, I am sore.

But the cord is my lifeline

As never before

I am thankful that God

Connects us this way

A Mother and Child

Death can’t take it away.


"That though the radiance which once shine so bright

be forever taken from my sight

thou nothing can restore the hour

of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower

I will grieve not but find strength in what remains behind"

-William Wordsworth




SPECIAL TOUCHES

Halos will assist families with balloon releases at their child's memorial service, balloon releases are only done during warm weather (Spring-Summer climates) as balloons will not rise in colder temperatures.

Forget Me Not Seed Packets


A beautiful way for others to always remember your child by planting the Forget Me Not's in their memory.
We are able to provide these for your child's service, free of charge.