Creative Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

An old wooden box,     filled with old photographsAt the time of a loved ones passing, it is hard to feel anything but sorrow, sadness and often times, anger. The loss of someone close to you can consume every living fiber in your body and soul; however, it can be healing for you, your family and friends to rise above the feelings of grief to create a memorial of your loved one and remember their living years. A funeral is a sad occasion but at the same time, is a celebration of one’s life.

At Willwerscheid Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we want to help and assist you with funeral planning to help create a lasting memory of those dear to you. We have put together a list of creative ways you can memorialize a loved one at their funeral or memorial service. We hope this list will help spark ideas for you or maybe someone you know who is going through a very difficult time. We know that each and every life is unique and each person has a story to be told. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss creative ways you’d like to remember your loved one. 

 

Special Music Selection- Music can often define who we are. The type of music that each of us listens to or enjoys can provide a last effect on those around us. Playing this music at your loved one’s funeral can provide comfort to those there. It can bring a warm feeling to your heart and a smile to you face to hear your loved one’s favorite song and celebrating their life as the music they loved is played in their remembrance.

Photo Collage/Story Display Boards- This is a popular way to memorialize your loved one during a visitation and funeral/memorial service. Putting together story boards and displays with newspaper clippings, awards and accomplishments and photos from all points in one’s life are a lasting tribute to those lost. Visitors and even close loved ones are comforted by all the photos, accomplishments and can remember how full one’s life was and how much they did while living.

Compose/Speak a Eulogy- It is often very healing for someone close to a loved one that has passed away to put together their thoughts and feelings in writing. It can be a healing experience to verbalize how one feels and how one will remember those close to them.

The opportunities of remembering a loved one at their funeral or memorial service are endless. It is important to even carry their remembrance on in your daily life, after their passing. We have listed a few of many ways to do this.

Memorial Page on Social Media- Social media is definitely trending these days, so creating a page for all to write their favorite memories and experiences with those who have passed on can be healing for an entire group of people. It helps connect those affected by the loss of just one person. Who knows, new friendships and relationships may form because of it!

Memorial Bracelet/Jewelry- Carrying the memory of your loved one on a bracelet, necklace or ring can help you along your journey of grief. Being reminded each day of your family member or friend can provide lasting healing.

Plant a Tree or Flower- Plants have a healing factor beyond words. Planting a tree or flower in a loved one’s memory provides a daily reminder of their life. It provides you with the opportunity to take care of it daily and celebrate the life of someone close to you.

Should you need further suggestions on how to celebrate the life of a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact us today with help or suggestions on how to memorialize your loved one. We want you to be able to lean on us for comfort and peace in your time of grief.