When a family member or some other person you love dies it can sometimes be hard to let go. No one is meant to live forever, but your passed loved ones do live on in your own memories and you can find ways to make tribute to them.
While there are many ways to pay tribute to the ones you love, from a special grave marker to the funeral you hold, there are ways that you can personally pay tribute, even on a daily basis.
Have Something Created From Something of Theirs
If your loved one was on Hospice prior to their passing you may have gotten something from the compassionate group about a memory bear you could have made from clothing of the deceased. Even if your loved one wasn’t on Hospice, if you have a friend handy with a sewing machine you may be able to have them make a pillow or teddy out of some of your loved ones favorite things also.
Get A Piece of Jewelry
You can invest in a piece of cremation jewelry, which holds a small bit of your loved ones cremated remains, that is wearable or for display. Urns.com suggests that this is a great way to keep your loved one close to your heart. This could be a beautiful way to preserve your memories, rather than just getting a general urn.
Picking the Right Urn
You would be amazed, however, and the variety of urn types there are available these days. You can find them made out of various materials, from wood to granite. You’ll find, with a little searching, many different styles and many that look nothing like you’d imagine an urn looking. There are even biodegradable urns that make a great display piece for visitation, then can be buried and made one with the earth again afterward.
Create a Slideshow
Instead of letting photos of your loved one lay in an album, scan them into your computer and create a slideshow with their favorite song playing in the background. Burn it to a disk so you can watch it whenever you’d like. This way you can also have something easily shareable with other family members in mourning.
However you choose to remember your loved one, it’s up to you to keep their memory alive. Maybe, instead of one of these ideas, you just plan to put together an album of photos from their life. Sometimes remembering them in life is far more enjoyable than remembering them post-death.
They were your loved you so you can choose whatever works best for you, but these are some pretty interesting ideas to help you remember them after they’ve gone.