The process of grieving the death of a loved one can take time. While the cause of grief may be the same, the length and effects of the process vary from person to person.
Deciding on ways to honor and remember your loved one may be done while the body still lies in state in a funeral home. Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries shares some ideas you can use when you find yourself in this difficult situation.
Plant a Tree
Some people plant a tree to celebrate birth. The same principle may apply to death. The tree will not be a symbol of a loved one’s death. Instead, it will be a reminder to everyone that the person had lived a meaningful life. A flowering tree is ideal. Every year, when the tree blossoms, you can bring the branches or flowers into your home and remember your loved one’s life.
Display Old Photographs
You can display old pictures of the deceased in a creative manner. Instead of tucking them away in photo albums, show them off for everyone to see.
Display a Portrait
Display a portrait of your departed loved one. Hire an artist who specializes in creating portraits of deceased people.
Provide a Book Corner
Find one corner in your home to showcase the books owned by your loved one. Books offer a great way to have a glimpse of the owner’s interests. By displaying their books for other people to enjoy, you are honoring your beloved family member’s death.
Highlight Important Moments
Display significant and defining moments in the life of your loved one. These include birthdays, graduation, and wedding. You can come up with a beautiful biography of the departed through videos and photos.
Frame a Prized Garment
Have your departed loved one’s favorite piece of clothing framed. Professional framers can offer various creative ways to do it.
These are just a few ideas on how to honor and remember the death of your loved one. They can help you cope with the grief and sadness more effectively until you can fully accept your loss.