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What Can I do to Keep Their Memory Alive?
Below you will find many memorial and remembrance ideas that
you can use to keep the memory of your loved one alive. After the funeral,
memorial service or life celebration many people wish to have something
permanent as a reminder of the person that they loved and lost.
- You can plant a tree
in their memory. Find tree seedlings here.
- Have your love one's photo placed on a stamp. This also would be ideal
for the thank you notes you will be sending for the flowers, donations
and the help you will be receiving. Get more information here http://photo.stamps.com/PhotoStamps/learn-more/
- Donate a memorial bench, if they loved golf, their favorite golf course
may welcome the donation of a memorial bench. You may also consider purchasing
a plaque or a brick in their name to help fund a community project
- Plant a section in the garden each year with their favorite flowers,
you also may want to add a stepping stone or rock with their name on it
in their special section of the garden. Consider each year sharing flowers
from that section of the garden with the family and friends of your loved
- Start a college scholarship in their name.
- Create a video or
DVD from photos and video or movie clips. This video can be played at
family gatherings and on the person’s birthday or anniversary of
their death. You can also easily make copies to share with close friends
- Create a book of memories for the deceased’s family. Have friends
and family write on note cards and include the note cards with photos
in the book. You may also want to include newspaper articles about the
deceased, the obituary etc. View our beautiful Memorial Books.
- Create a memorial
on the web – there are several websites that allow loved ones to
memorialize the deceased through video, pictures, and voice recordings.
- Keep a journal of
your memories, your thoughts and what you learned from your loved one.
- Have a family/group
volunteer activity once a year - building for Habitat for Humanity, working
in a soup kitchen, (probably not on Thanksgiving when soup kitchens are
overwhelmed by volunteers), wrapping toys for tots, planting or cleaning
up lots etc. Of course, volunteering should be done all year long but
this can be a special activity in memory of someone and can be quite meaningful.