4 Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

By: Louis Bruno
Monday, April 16, 2018

Saying goodbye for the last time can be challenging and most people want to give their loved ones a proper send off. There are many unique and interesting ways to memorialize your loved one, honoring their life with dignity. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we recommend the options mentioned below:

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 a funeral service. Choose pictures of milestones like graduation, weddings, anniversaries, 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. This presentation can be showcased during a memorial service.

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, more connected with a loved one. A garden is also beneficial for the environment.

3. Donate to charity

Donating to charity is a great way to honor 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 to contribute.

4. Create memorial jewelry

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

If you want to know more about memorial services or cremation, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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