Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One After The Service

By: Ian Elliott
Friday, October 12, 2018

When someone close to you passes away, it is natural for you to feel the need to keep items that belonged to them. This is one way of honoring their memory. Many families choose videos, paintings or photographs while others prefer something more unique. There are a number of different ways in which you can memorialize your loved one after the service. Let’s take a look at what some of these are:

1. Design Creative Memorial Jewelry

This isn’t a modern trend, but not many people know that it is a very unique way of memorializing their loved one. If you like, you can use a few strands of their hair to create a small pendant or even a ring. If the departed soul was your spouse or partner, this is a good way to keep their memory alive.

2. Plant A Tree

This is a very beautiful, interesting and eco-friendly way of memorializing someone very close to you. If the person has been cremated, you can bury his or her ashes in your backyard and plant a flowering or fruiting tree. Since you would be able to see the tree every day, it would provide you with a certain amount of solace.

3. Donate To Their Favorite Charity

If the person had a favorite charity that they regularly donated to, you can do this in their name. You can donate to a nonprofit organization or even have the option of volunteering at a shelter.

4. Commission Some Artwork

This is a very creative way of memorializing a person. You can hire an artist and discuss what your ideas are. The person would be able to create something unique like artwork that illustrates their passions or hobbies or something that was special to them.

Have any questions about cremation and related funeral services? Just contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

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