Seven Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

By: Ian Elliott
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When a loved one dies it is difficult to find an adequate way to memorialize them in a way that is unique to your loved one. In this article we will take a look at 7 unique ways to memorialize your loved one.

 

1. Dedicate a Memorial Bench

Dedicating a memorial bench to commemorate your loved one has gained popularity. When selecting the place for the bench think of a place that your loved one enjoyed or even a place that was special for both of you. Once you place the memorial bench, it will become a place for you to sit and enjoy a moment and remember your loved one.

 

2. Plant a Tree to Remember a Life Lived

A newly popular way to memorialize your loved one is by planting a tree. A tree is symbolic of the circle of life and rebirth. You may choose the favourite tree of your loved one or many people will select a tree that blossom with beautiful flowers. As the tree blossoms every season you will remember the beauty of your loved one and celebrate their life in a beautiful way.

 

3. Display Old Photos of Your Loved One in a Creative Way

Instead of keeping your old photos of your loved one in a box in the attic, why not create a mosaic or mural of all the things they loved on display. When you walk past this display in your home you can remember all of the good memories, places they loved and that you shared together.

 

4. Turn Their Favourite Piece of Clothing into a Teddy Bear

This may sound like the most difficult or strange way to memorialize your loved one. Take one of their favourite t-shirts and turn it into a teddy bear. Memory bears are a sense of comfort that you can hold onto, filling that void of physical closeness.

 

5. Have an Annual Day of Celebration

You may want to create a special day each year where friends and family of the deceased get together to celebrate their life. You can play their favourite music, eat their favourite food, reminisce about their life and celebrate the time they were part of your world.

 

6. Create a Quilt From Photos or Clothing

This is a wonderful way to capture dear memories either by using photographs or clothing worn by the person you have lost. For the more adventurous of you, a memory quilt is something you might consider constructing yourself.

 

7. Start a Charitable Foundation or Scholarship

If you are left with a sizable estate or donations, you might consider starting a charitable foundation or scholarship in honor of your loved one. Recognizing a particular passion of your loved one through a charitable foundation or scholarship makes it possible to carry on their ideals and legacy to the next generation.

 

If you have any additional questions on memorials or any other topics, do not hesitate to contact us at Arbutus Funeral Home.

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