3 Creative Ways to Remember a Deceased Loved One

By: Dorothy Pacimeo-Comodore
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Funeral Planning Experts Share 3 Creative Ways to Remember a Deceased Loved One

Brookhaven, New York

One powerful strategy for coping with the loss of a loved one is to keep their memory alive in small ways. There are many creative ways to honor the life and accomplishments of someone you miss, explain the funeral planning professionals at New York Atlantic Funeral Services of Long Island. Here they share some suggestions.

3 Creative Tips for Honoring a Deceased Loved One

1. Design Meaningful Jewelry

If your loved one’s funeral planning directive indicated cremation, there are beautiful keepsakes one can fashion from the ashes. Following the memorial service, you may wish to store some ashes in a locket or container ring. The jewelry can also hold related items, such as flowers from the memorial service, a button from a beloved jacket, or a lock of hair. There are even jewelry makers who can press your loved one’s ashes into glass and make a unique pendant or charm.

2. Plant a Memorial Garden

Medford, NY funeral planningGardens are colorful representations of life’s beauty, making them especially fitting memorials for someone you love. Consider planting their favorite flowers and showcase their favorite colors. Tend to the garden with love and kindness, and consider holding informal memorials or gatherings there with friends and family on holidays or your loved one’s birthday.

3. Make a Scrapbook

A step beyond a traditional photo album, scrapbooks delve deeper and allow you to explore your loved one’s life and experiences on a more personal level. You might include the pertinent events of the year they were born, or research their high school and add a pennant and some yearbook pictures. Even including a program from the funeral or memorial is appropriate. Consider this project as something you can pass down for generations, keeping your loved one’s story alive for posterity.

During your time of need, the compassionate staff at New York Atlantic Funeral Services will assist you every step of the way. That includes providing valuable grief counseling resources if you feel like you might benefit after funeral planning is complete and the memorial service is over. Visit the website to learn more about their services to the communities of Long Island and New York City’s five boroughs, or call them at (631) 732-0570

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