Christmas Decoration Program

Posted on September 15, 2022 by Jennifer Mele under All Cemeteries, Cemetery Clean-up Announcements, Clean ups and Decorations, Special Event

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries offers a Christmas Decoration program with blankets, wreaths and *vases (*in some mausoleums) available for purchase to honor your loved ones buried our 20 Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. We even do the decorating for you! This program offers a convenient way to honor your loved ones, especially if you live far away!

Christmas decoration options


NEW THIS YEAR: Due to supply and quality issues over the past years, our Christmas wreaths are artificial this year. Our blankets and vases remain fresh evergreen boughs and sprigs decorated with red poinsettias.

Christmas Decorations are available for order until (extended deadline of December 9th) or while supplies last for the following cemeteries:

  • Menands:  St. Agnes
  • Niskayuna:  Most Holy Redeemer
  • Rotterdam:  Sts. Cyril and Method, Holy Cross
  • Rensselaer: Holy Sepulchre
  • Troy:  St. Mary’s, St. John’s, and St. Jean Baptiste
  • Colonie:  Our Lady of Angels
  • Glenmont:  Calvary, Our Lady Help of Christians
  • Coeymans:  St. Patrick’s
  • Coxsackie:  St. Mary’s
  • Cohoes: St. Agnes
  • Glenville:  St. Anthony’s
  • Waterford:  St. Joseph’s
  • Schenectady:  St. Mary’s, St. John the Baptist
  • Watervliet:  St. Patrick’s, Immaculate Conception

2022 Pricing: 

Blankets (Adult): $55. – approximately 6’ x 2’ evergreen made up with ruscus and poinsettia flowers.

Wreaths: $45. – 20” artificial evergreen boughs with white tip pinecones, holly berries and a bow placed on an easel.

Infant Grave/Cremation Grave Blankets: $35. – 3’ x 2’ designed and only available for infant or cremation graves.

Mausoleum Vases*: $35. – *(only inside at St. Agnes Mausoleum, American Saints Mausoleum & St. Mary’s Community Mausoleum) – made with balsam boughs, red & peppermint carnations, white mums, pinecones, white pine twigs and a red velvet bow.

These prices include the decoration, delivery and installation on the grave, and disposal after the Christmas season.

Menand Office Order Form

Menands Office Order Form


For cemeteries in: Menands, Troy, Rensselaer, Glenmont, Waterford, Coeymans, or Coxsackie, download the Menands Office Order Form here, or contact: (518) 463-0134.



For cemeteries in Cohoes, Colonie, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, Schenectady or Watervliet, download the Niskayuna Office Order Form here, or contact: (518) 374-5319.

Niskayuna Office Order Form

Niskayuna Office Order Form

Reminder: Clean-up for all Christmas decorations is scheduled to begin January 15th. Due to snow and frozen ground conditions, clean-up may be delayed. To be safe, please remove any holiday decorations you wish to keep by January 15th.

Thank you for helping keep our cemeteries beautiful and safe for all.

2 thoughts on “Christmas Decoration Program

  1. Linda Banker says:

    I would like to offer a suggestion for your consideration. Since families are clearly invested in caring for the gravesites of their loved ones and spending a fairly significant amount of money for Christmas decorations, it seems to me that a clean up date of February 15th would be much more reasonable than January 15. That would allow an 8 week window of time for the decorations to remain in place. January 31st should be the absolute earliest for a deadline to remove the wreaths. Anything that is in an urn or vase on the monument should be left up to the owners discretion unless they become an eyesore due to change of seasons.
    I sincerely hope that you will consider this proposal. It is the one area where I have a definite difference of opinion with the cemetery rules and regulations.

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      Thank you for your feedback and suggestion.
      We do the Christmas decoration clean-up January 15th due to the thousands of fresh pine decorations and flowers that are placed by families and our staff for the holidays. The cemeteries would become very unsightly if we left these out in poor condition for months (many are placed around Thanksgiving). January 15th is well after the Christmas season for remaining artificial decorations as well. As you can imagine, there are many other considerations that factor in with our policies, including staffing, weather, funeral services, safety of our visitors and staff, seasonal and daily maintenance and operations of our cemeteries.
      We are sorry to hear of any inconvenience our regulations may cause some, but delaying our Christmas clean-up schedule is not possible.
      If you would like to discuss this or any other questions, please feel free to contact us at our offices or via email at [email protected]

      Thank you.

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