Christmas Decoration program

Posted on October 1, 2021 by Jennifer Mele under All Cemeteries, Cemetery Clean-up Announcements, Clean ups and Decorations, Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery, Special Event, St. Mary's Cemetery Troy, St. Patricks Watervliet

Thank you to everyone who purchased Christmas Decorations from our program this year. We wish to extend a special thank you to those who donated a little extra to help decorate some veterans graves throughout our cemeteries.

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! It’s easy to take advantage of this convenient way to remember your loved ones. Wreaths and blankets are made from fresh evergreen boughs and sprigs decorated with red poinsettias.

Christmas Decorations were available for order until December 10th, 2021 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

2021 Pricing: (We are no longer accepting orders for 2021 Christmas decorations, thank you.)

Blankets: $50. – approximately 6’ x 2’ evergreen made up with ruscus and poinsettia flowers.

Wreaths: $40. – 14” evergreen boughs with pine cones, holly berries and a bow placed on an easel.

Infant Grave/Cremation Grave Blankets: $30. – 3’ x 2’ (Only designed for infant or cremation graves).

Mausoleum Vases: $33. – *(only inside at St. Agnes Mausoleum, American Saints Mausoleum & St. Mary’s Community Mausoleum) – made with balsam boughs, red & peppermint carnations, white mums, pine cones, 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

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.

12 thoughts on “Christmas Decoration program

  1. Timothy Suspanic says:

    I live in Georgia. How do I download the order form like I’ve done every year?

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      You can download them from our website, and I will also email you both forms.
      Thank you.

  2. Ann Felczak says:

    The blankets and wreaths look nothing like those showing in the photo. At least not at St.Anthony’s. The wreaths are very sparse with very little pine boughs and small pinecones if any. The red bow on each wreath is insignificant. I don’t know how they’re suppose to stay upright near the monument but so many are laying on the ground.
    As far as the blankets go, the pine boughs are so sparse you can see the earth clearly under them. So skimpy.
    You should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing this pretense of helping relatives decorate their loved ones sites inasmuch as what has been up at St.Anthony’s is a sham.

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      Ms. Felczak,
      We are sorry to hear you feel this way. The photograph shown is of our wreathes and blankets that are placed each year in our cemeteries. I believe this photo was taken a few years ago at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy. The bows are all the same size. Since our decorations are made using real pine boughs, they loose their needles as the weeks pass and can look thin in January before they are removed.

      Families are welcome to place their own decorations as per our rules and regulations, but this program allows families who can not visit an opportunity to have decorations placed for their relatives for Christmas.

      If you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact the St. Anthony’s Cemetery Director at 518-374-5319.

      Wishing you peace and blessings.

  3. Anne Testo says:

    Could I purchase a Christmas wreath on an easel to be installed between my mother & father’s plaques? There graves are side by side in the Fatima section of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Hope so. Thank you.

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      Yes, please indicate on your order form that you would like the wreath placed between both graves.

  4. Kathy Hawley says:

    I am interested in ordering a wreath for a grave site in Our Landy of Angels. Would you please reserve me one and send me the form.

    Kathy Hawley

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      We certainly will.

  5. Mike Lee says:

    Hi I just received this email and always wanted to purchase the wreaths for 2 gravestones is it too late? Both would be at St Agnes in Menands. Thanks

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      Please contact us at (518) 463-0134.

  6. Eileen M. Andrzejewski says:

    What about places like Amsterdam?

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      Albany Diocesan Cemeteries manages 20 cemeteries throughout the Capital Region, however, the Catholic cemeteries in Amsterdam are managed by parishes, not our organization. I would recommend you contact the Parish that manages your cemetery to see if they offer a Christmas decoration program.

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