Memorial Services and Other Ways to Remember and Honor Your Passed Loved One in Coming Years
The aftermath of losing a loved one is a difficult experience for everyone. But even though your loved one has passed on, you will always have memories to look back upon. There are many ways in which you can keep your loved one’s memory alive for many years to come.
Make a Donation You can preserve a legacy for your loved one for years to come by making a pledge or donation in his or her name. Examples of this could include a college scholarship for children in your town or a donation to a charity with a mission that he or she admired, among others.
Hold a Memorial Memorials are a great way to commemorate a life and connect with others who miss your loved one. They don’t have to be elaborate to be memorable. You might gather some of your loved one’s friends and family at one of his or her favorite places, such as the beach, a restaurant, or even a city. Even if it’s just for an hour or two, everyone can have a chance to quell some of their own grief and share fond memories.
Plant a Tree in Their Honor You might also consider planting a tree in your yard in memory of your loved one. Pick a species that conveys something about him or her, such as an oak tree to show strength or a tree that bears his or her favorite fruit. Not only do trees live for hundreds of years, they also come to be part of your property, so that even after you sell your home and move on, future owners will always be able to look upon and admire the tall, beautiful tree that symbolizes the spirit of your late loved one.
Don’t forget that the first step after any loss is to ensure that your loved one receives a proper burial. Chapel of the Chimes offers a full range of services to put your loved one to rest with the respect and care that they deserve. Call us at (866) 475-9407 to learn more about the services that we offer.