4 Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

By: Graeme Hogle
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Saying goodbye for the last time is a very emotionally challenging time, and most people put pressure on themselves to try to give their loved ones a proper send off. There are so many unique and interesting ways to memorialize your loved one today. At The CremationCare Centre, we have seen and have been a part of some wonderful memorials. Here are some recommendations:

1. Create a visual presentation

Thanks to modern technology, we have many photographs and video clips of our loved ones. You can assemble all of these clips together to create a visual memory to showcase at the memorial service or gathering. Choose pictures of milestones like graduation, weddings, anniversaries, and awards to highlight their achievements. It’s also a good idea to choose candid pictures in everyday life settings like laughing, smiling, crying, etc, which shows humanity and character.

2. Plant a garden

This is a great way to memorialize a loved one, especially if they have been cremated. You can scatter ashes in a garden and maintain it in their memory. Some people add a bench to this space so they can spend time at the memorial site comfortably. This helps people feel closer, and more connected with their loved one. A garden is also very beneficial for the environment.

3. Donate to a charity

Donating to charity is a great way to honour a deceased loved one. Choose a cause the decedent believed in for donation in their name. You can also get other members of the family and community to contribute as well.

4. Create memorial jewellery

Some people store a small amount of the decedent’s ashes in pendants, bracelets, or other such jewellery pieces. This way to memorialize is more common in intimate partners and married couples.

If you want to know more about cremation services or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at The CremationCare Centre. You can use our online form, or feel free to call us at (416)-255-0035.

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