5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One After They Have Passed

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

After a loved one has passed there are ways in which you can get the family together or put together a project to honor them and the memory of them. Losing a loved one is a painful experience and planning on a way to honor them can become overwhelming at times. 

 

Here are 5 ideas for you to consider:

Area for Memories: Whether you have shelves or a table in a space, you can collect framed photos, objects that belonged to your loved one, or ones that remind you of them and create an area in memory of your loved one. You can place a candle on the table and light it when you spend time in this area.

 

Quilt: Gathering clothing or materials that belonged to your loved one and putting together a quilt is a good way to keep those memories close by. There are also ways you can transfer photos onto a piece of material and you can incorporate those as well. A quilt is something that can be passed down generation to generation or shared between the family and many stories and memories come along with it.

 

Charitable Activities: Spend some time volunteering at a foundation that was close to your loved one’s heart. If you wish to make a donation to this foundation, you can make the donation in your loved one’s name.

 

Frame a Cherished Garment or Accessory: If your loved one had a piece of jewelry or clothing they wore often or had for a very long time, you can find a frame to fit it and hang it in your home.

 

Plant a tree: Either on your property or on a plot of land you have obtained permission for, you can plant a tree in memory of your loved one. You can add a plaque with their name on it and watch it grow. Planting a tree is a great way to honor your loved one because it represents the cycle of life.

 

Honoring you loved one is a way to pay recognition and tribute to an individual who has played an important role in your life. Either personally or together with family, the activity you choose is a method of commemorating your loved one in a unique way. If you have any questions on this topic don’t hesitate to contact our professionals in Stamford, Connecticut at ,Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home, here

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Why Losing a Pet Can be So Difficult

People have had animal companions for thousands of years. In the past, these companions were protectors, herders, and hunting companions. Today, pets are an important part of the owner’s support sy...

Modern Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Memorializing is a way to honor a deceased loved one and offer solace to those left behind. It is a personal step because different people draw comfort from different things. At Gallagher Funeral H...

Coping with the Death of a Sibling

The relationship between siblings is unique and difficult to understand. It is full of competitiveness, quarrels, love, jealousy, protectiveness, and resentment. Most siblings are closer to each ot...

What to Expect After the Funeral

Funerals keep you busy and distracted after the loss of a loved one. It is easy to become involved in planning, arrangements, and communicating with relatives. Unfortunately, life doesn’t go back t...

Top Tips On Staying Safe In Public During The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on people's lives everywhere. This is a highly contagious disease you can contract unknowingly from any location and anyone. It's why most offices have now m...

Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

Social distancing is necessary to control the spread of Coronavirus, but it can be very stressful for people experiencing grief. Most mourners require social and personal connections to recover fro...

Funeral Etiquette 101

Funerals are sensitive affairs full of sorrow. This means people are emotional and can be easily upset, which is why it is essential to respect the funeral etiquette strictly. You don't want to hur...

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Pets are our companions and it is easy to underestimate just how much grief we can experience if they die. At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we encourage people to grieve for the loss of a pet a...

I Have Pre-Planned At One Funeral Home, Can I Switch Funeral Homes

It isn’t uncommon for people today to preplan their funeral and there are many different reasons for this choice. Some have very fixed views about how they want their funeral to be conducted after ...

Helping Children Understand Loss

No parent wants to explain death and its finality to children, but it is a burden many have to face before they are ready to. Whether it is a loss of a loved one or an admired celebrity, children w...