Ideas For Memorializing Your Loved One After The Service

By: George Darte
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Each and every culture has its own unique traditions for memorializing your loved one. And the origins of memorialization can be traced all the way back to 35,000 B.C. Honoring the memory of a deceased person can help you work through your feelings of loss.

Family preferences have evolved in tandem with changes in social norms. The staff here at George Darte Funeral Chapel has observed that many bereaved people are unsure of how to properly commemorate the life of a deceased family member or friend.

Ideas For Memorializing Your Loved One After The Funeral Service

Rather than dwelling on the loss, you should think about ways to honor the memory of the person who has died that will keep you feeling grateful for the time they were a part of your life. These suggestions are provided to help in memorializing your loved one in a meaningful way and to consider passing them on to others who may benefit from them.

1. Consider Creating A Garden, Or Plant Some Trees

Have you ever noticed if your departed loved one had a green thumb or appreciation for nature? Planting a tree, flower, or garden in memory of a deceased loved one is a touching way to remember them. When a plant or tree is properly cared for, it blooms with new life, bringing the deceased back into the lives of friends and family. This creates a memorial that will stand the test of time.

2. Choose A Monument Or Memorial

A physical tribute, such as a memorial or monument, is appropriate for honoring the life of a loved one. They are available in materials, including marble and granite, and you can get personalized engravings on them. And they provide a genuine, long-lasting place for loved ones to pay their respects whenever possible during your time of loss. Creating an everlasting memorial is one way to ensure that future generations do not forget this person.

3. Have A Virtual Memorial Service

Did your loved one's social circle include people from all over the state? Or Region? If this is the case, virtual memorials can be a source of comfort for many people. You can create a website where people can share their memories and photos of the deceased. Gather your loved ones' most treasured photographs, writings, quotes, films, and so on in a peaceful setting, and let your imagination run wild. It's also a great place to meet other people who feel the same way you are.

4. Invest In A Memorial Bench For A Public Park

Did your family member visit a nearby park? In this case, you should contact a local official about installing a memorial bench in the garden with a fitting inscription. A memorial bench placed in a public area is an excellent way of memorializing your loved one, and future generations can also enjoy it.

5. Set Up A Scholarship To Honor The Deceased

Scholarships make college possible for students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, which is critical given the rising cost of education. If your loved one was active in the community or at their alma mater, consider establishing an honorary scholarship at a nearby high school or university in their honor. This will ensure that your loved one's memory will live on in future generations' hearts.

Contact Us For Meaningful And Memorable Funeral Services

It's natural to be sad when someone you care about dies. Furthermore, as you go through the grieving process, giving yourself the space and means to process your emotions is critical. What really matters are the memories you've made with your family over the years. Laughter, joy, and acts of kindness are common themes when memorializing your loved one, and all of these can be incorporated into memorials.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with George Darte Funeral Chapel at 905-937-4444 if you would like to speak with a funeral director about their thoughts and suggestions in memorializing your loved one. Feel free to use this form to contact us if you have any questions or comments. A member of our staff will get in touch with you shortly to discuss the funeral options available to you and answer any questions you may have.

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