Memorial Butterfly Release at Home

Make your legacy a better ending to a life story

Each spring, we remember loved ones with a live butterfly release, symbolizing our lasting love and the renewal of the season. Last year’s family-friendly, curbside pick-up events were so popular, we are doing it again. Order your butterflies to release at home before they are gone. (Orders must be placed by June 3)

Butterflies symbolize our lasting love and the spiritual renewal of a new season. We’re honoring loved ones who are gone from our sight, but not from our hearts.

Nashville pick-up: June 12

Murfreesboro pick-up: June 19

When you participate, you are also helping Alive’s patients and families write a special final chapter together. All funds raised support our nonprofit services including grief counseling, community education, and financial aid.

Thank You to our Butterfly Release Chairs

  • Nashville Butterfly Release Chairs: Shelby Bailey and Jennifer Caver
  • Murfreesboro Butterfly Release Chairs: Craig and Josie Tappel

What Is a Butterfly House?

A symbol of love, a community hug, a reminder of joy…our butterfly houses are all of these. They represent the space we hold for loving and remembering those who have died. They bring a smile to all who see them and remind us we are not alone. Order your own or give a gift today!

“I bought 6 finished houses for all my neighbors in my cul de sac. Seeing them on our block reminds us we are not alone. My daughter and I painted our house in honor of my mother.” – Kimberly

“I bought 3 to build with my mother, my son and his cousin to remember my father.” – Mac

“My husband and I built and painted 7 houses with our teens who are looking for activities. We talked a lot about our family history, the people we miss, and how they still inspire us. We gave the houses to our favorite local businesses.” – Ali


When/where are butterflies and houses available for pick up?

  • Nashville: June 12  |  9 – 11 a.m.
    Alive Nashville Administration Building
    1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Murfreesboro: June 19  |  9 – 11 a.m.
    Alive Murfreesboro
    1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

What happens at pick up?

We offer curbside delivery. Bring the kids because we will have some fun surprises for the whole family. It will be safe and socially distanced.

Is there a final day to order?

Orders must be placed by June 3.

Will there be a memorial?

We will included a printed memorial program with the names of those being remembered. Please include the name of your loved one when placing your order.

Can I share photos or video of our home release and butterfly house?

Yes! Please email your photos/video clips to

Are event sponsorships available?

Yes! To sponsor this event, contact Paige Bainbridge at or 615-507-5399.