When we lose a loved one, it can be difficult to move on with our lives. Yet, everyone expects us to.
There is, however, a way to continue to love and pay respects to a loved one who’s passed while pressing forward to the future.
We must find a way to memorialize our loved ones in a significant way unique to their individuality. It should keep them on our minds and in our hearts, but allow us to pursue a full life without their physical presence.
Figuring out the best way to do this can be tricky, so here’s a little advice.
Create a Physical or Digital Photo Album
Since the rise of smartphones, people have more pictures of themselves, friends, and family members than ever before. Not only that, but each new generation of the smartphone comes with a newer, nicer camera capable of taking high-quality photos.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a myriad of photos to choose from, create a photo album of your loved one who’s passed to remember their life on earth. This can be a physical photo album with printed pictures or a digital photo album you can transfer to multiple devices.
Make a Day of Partaking in Their Favorite Activities
One of the most nostalgic ways to memorialize someone is by spending a day doing their favorite things. This could be eating at their favorite restaurant, watching their favorites movies, or doing their favorite activities.
Some of it may be emotionally difficult and you should expect to experience some pain, but the value of remembrance is well worth the price.
Plant a Tree in Their Name
If possible, you may choose to memorialize your passed loved one in the form of a new life. Plant a tree in their name in a meaningful location. This could be at their old home, your home, or somewhere else significant.
Depending on where you choose to plant the tree, make sure you’re legally allowed to do so. It would be horrible to see the tree destroyed if it was planted somewhere illegally.
Get a Meaningful Tattoo
A common way people choose to memorialize things we’ve lost is through the permanent art of tattooing. This approach certainly isn’t for everyone, yet some people break their “no tattoo rule” specifically to memorialize someone.
You can tattoo their image on you or choose something else that symbolizes their life and what it meant to you. Make sure you choose a reputable tattoo artist, however, especially if you’re opting for a portrait, as they are very easy to botch. If you by any chance experience itching, swelling, and red bumps you might be allergic to your new tattoo. Don`t hesitate to see a doctor if this happens since things can get complicated pretty fast.
Create Apparel to Honor Them
Finally, you can choose to memorialize a loved one through apparel or jewelry. For example, you can create custom wristbands in various shapes, colors, and sizes quite easily online. Click here for one such option.
There also have t-shirts, necklaces, headbands, and pocket watches you can custom order to memorialize someone. Your options for apparel and jewelry are nearly endless.
Memorialize Your Loved One the Right Way
Finding a way to memorialize your loved one has to be right for you. Your loved one may not have had any tattoos, for example, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get one to remember them by. No matter what you do, make sure you’re honoring them and their life and what it meant specifically to you.
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