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Memorialization Ideas

Creating meaningful mementos and traditions to do as a family are all great ways to honor your loved one and feel close to them. These mementos and traditions can be passed down in your family from generation to generation, that way your loved one’s story lives on forever. If you want any assistance, suggestions, or want to learn about the memorial products we offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff.

 


 

Mementos

Mementos can be anything from a simple memorial craft to a more intricate tribute — both are just as special. You don’t have to be an avid crafter to make a memorial item to pay tribute to your loved one. The meaning of the memento is what truly matters, creating something to bring you comfort during your grief and celebrate their life story.

Below are a few mementos that you can make in tribute to your loved one:

  • Decorate a memorial frame to place your loved one’s photo in.
  • Make a scrapbook of your loved one’s trips, holidays, and other significant life events.
  • Print your favorite photos of your loved one to place inside a photo album.
  • Use their clothing to make a memorial blanket or memory teddy bear.
  • Start a journal for expressing grief, sharing memories, or telling your loved one about your life.



Traditions

In addition to memorial items, you can gather your family members and friends of the deceased to start a meaningful tradition to honor your loved one’s memory. Or you also can create your own personal tradition to honor and remember your loved one by.

Below are a few memorial tradition ideas to get you started:

  • Visit your loved one’s gravesite, ash scattering location, or a memorial location to leave flowers, talk out loud to them, or sit and think about them.
  • Cook your loved one’s favorite food or famous recipe. You can invite your family and friends over for a meal to share memories of your loved one.
  • Plan a trip to your loved one’s favorite places or visit a place that they always wanted to go see.
  • Honor them at holiday gatherings by making a toast, leaving an empty chair open, or another meaningful gesture.
  • Spend time doing something that they loved, whether that was gardening or watching movies.



Permanent Memorialization

Creating a unique, permanent place for those left behind to connect and remember helps you to find comfort and continue the healing process.

A Place of Comfort

It is important to have a dedicated place of remembrance to visit long after the funeral. A cemetery or mausoleum can be a place of continued healing and comfort for family and friends - a place you can go to reflect on the life of your loved one or friend. Such a place may offer peace and comfort during the holidays or when commemorating other special occasions like an anniversary or birthday.

A cemetery not only provides a place of comfort and reflection but is also an important connector between past and future generations. The names and dates found on cemetery monuments can be beneficial when studying your genealogy. Visiting the graves of ancestors who were not known to you can help connect you to your past.



Precious Memories

"Precious Memories'" are keepsakes that offer rememberances of the one who has passed in a truly unique and powerful way - with a tangible imprint that captures the unique impression every life makes on our own. Captured from an inked fingerprint, handprint, or footprint, each one is both unique and everlasting ~ preserving in precious metal every line and contour for countless generations to come."
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