Memorial Butterfly Release at Home

Spring is here, and so are butterflies! Join us as we celebrate the change in season while remembering our loved ones.

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Order butterfly houses and butterflies to release at home, and pick them up at our family-friendly butterfly drive-through in Nashville or Murfreesboro. This year’s Nashville pick-up is happening at the beautiful farm at Green Door Gourmet! Come early to enjoy the flowers or stay after and release your butterflies in the butterfly garden.

Murfreesboro: June 11, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Alive Murfreesboro (Deadline to order: May 31):  1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Nashville: June 18, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Green Door Gourmet (Deadline to order: June 6): 7007 River Rd Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

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.

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.

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.

“I cannot express strongly enough how grateful I am for Alive. In the fall of 2011, Alive took such good care of my father who died in October of that year. In 2019, for 8 months, Alive’s support made it possible for my significant other to stay home with me and our kitties until he passed. As Matthew and I managed so many changes in our lives, I knew we were never alone. Alive taught me so much about caregiving and how to protect his quality of life. Alive’s support continued after my losses through counseling and group activities for the bereaved.”

– Samantha Cantrell, Murfreesboro Event Chair

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


  • 1 butterfly for $20
  • 6 butterflies for $100

Butterfly Houses:

  • Butterfly house unassembled: $20
  • Assembled and unpainted: $30
  • Assembled and painted: $50
  • Pack of 5 assembled and unpainted: $125

Butterfly House Painting Workshop

Join us for a butterfly house painting workshop on June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Click here to register.


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.

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:

What if I order a butterfly house but can’t come pick it up at the date of the release?

We will have your butterfly house available for pickup at our Administrative Office front desk, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203. You’ll be notified once your house is reserved and placed at our front desk for you to pick up.

Are event sponsorships available?

Learn about becoming an event sponsor.

Thank You to Our 2022 Event Chairs

Nashville Event Chairs

Shooter and Libby Stein, and Family
Wade and Jennifer Morrell, and Family

Murfreesboro Event Chair

Samantha Cantrell

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.

Gold Sponsors

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Logo

Silver Sponsors

Bainbridge Realty Group Barbara Moss, Elder Law of Nashville PLC Liberty Party Rental