One of the most popular ways to honor a loved one after cremation services in Shelby Charter Township, MI are complete is to have a memorial services of some kind. Some families have a memorial that has traditional aspects that feel like a funeral. Others are more casual, or even celebratory in nature. While those are a good way to start memorializing, they don’t have to be the end. There are lots of things you can do on your own, or with others, to remember your loved one fondly.
Create A Website For Family
Lots of people know how to create websites today and you can make one in honor of your loved one to memorialize them. This memorial can be something you add to yourself, or something you allow other people to add to as well. Family members can post pictures, memories, videos, and other things they want to share. As you look over the website, you can remember the great life your loved one had.
Make Scrapbooks For Family
If you like crafting, collect pictures of your loved one that mean a lot to your family and make scrapbooks for close members who might like to have something to remember them by. They might not take the time to make something of that nature themselves, but they do appreciate it when you give it to them. Everyone can have a snippet of your loved one, and something to honor and remember them by.
Write Up Memories
Memories are a big part of keeping your loved one alive in spirit and you want to pass those memories along to others who can appreciate them in the future. You can gather memories from other family members as well, write them up, and distribute them among you. That can help you to remember your loved one and pass those memories along in the future as well.
Start New Traditions
You loved the old traditions you had with your loved one, but they are no longer with you. That means you have to come up with new traditions to fill in the holes you might feel like you have in your life. You can’t meet your loved one for a weekly lunch any longer, but you can still go to your favorite place and meet with friends or family members instead. While your loved one may have donated to the local children’s charity monthly, you can do so instead in their absence. These new traditions can help you honor your loved one, and help you to move forward.
Plant A Tree
Perhaps your loved one enjoyed walking in a nearby park and marveling at the birds and other parts of nature. Once their cremation services in Shelby Charter Township, MI are complete, consider planting a tree in that park in their honor. It can give you a place to visit when you want to think about them and it’s something you know they would appreciate. If you want more ideas and options, the professionals at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home we are here to help you with suggestions.