Ways to Remember Loved Ones

  • Share your memories with friends and family and get them to share theirs too. You may learn things that you didn't know about your loved one.
  • Create a memory box containing special items that belonged to you and your loved one. Place little notes in it with special memories on.
  • Make a collage of all your favourite photographs of the person and put it up on the wall where you can look at it anytime you like.
  • You might like to honour your loved one's favourite tradition.
  • Gather your friends and family together in celebration of your loved one. Perhaps throw a remembrance party on the anniversary of their death.
  • Light a candle in your loved one's memory.
  • Make a memory book of photos and memoirs of your loved one.
  • Donate money to a charity, or donate your time to help those less fortunate than you.
  • Start a memorial trust or scholarship fund for your loved one.
  • Write a poem or a story about the person.
  • Visit a place that you used to like going to together. Remember the good times you had there.
  • Hang a special bauble or ornament from the Christmas tree.
  • Plant a tree in memorial of your loved one. Place a plaque next to the tree with a message on it.
  • Listen to your loved ones favourite music.
  • Cook your loved ones favourite meal and think of them while you are eating it.
  • Release balloons with friends and family in memory of your loved one. Perhaps attach little notes onto the balloons with messages on them.
  • Take flowers to your loved ones resting place.
  • Plant a memory garden for your loved one, plant their favourite flowers and trees. When you tend the garden you will remember them.
  • Write a letter to your lost loved one, tell them everything you are missing about them and everything that you learned from them.
  • If you are hosting or attending an event such as a wedding or christening, do something to remember your loved one at that special time, to show how much you wish they could be there with you. Perhaps light a candle or hold a few moments silence in their memory.
  • Put a bench in your garden, or in the cemetery or park with a plaque on it which says in memory of your loved one and a few words about them.

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