Losing a family member, a friend, or a loved one is difficult for everyone, they leave us with precious memories and we want them back in our lives. Readjusting to live without them can take a long time as they leave a huge gap in our lives that is difficult to fill. However, we can honor their memory by creating memorials for them that will allow us to honor their memory. Memorials are perfect, especially for kids who lose their parents or grandparents. Here are some memorial ideas that will ensure that you never forget your loved ones and cherish their memories as long as you live.
If the deceased wanted a cremation, keeping their ashes in a beautifully designed urn is an excellent way to remember them. Urns are a traditional way of honoring the deceased if there are no tombstones or graves for them. Even if the deceased wanted their remains to be scattered in their favorite place such as a lake, you can still display the urn at your house to remember your loved one. Urns are portable so if you have to move to another house, you can easily take them with you.
An Heirloom Portrait
Though it is easy to create a portrait by photography, fine art portraits capture the essence of the person painted. A talented artist can show your loved one’s personality in a portrait that will be unique and colorful. The portrait will be the perfect memorial for your loved one, and it will add style to any room you put it in. The colors of the portrait will associate the deceased with colorful memories, while real photographs may bring back the grief of losing them.
Ceramic Headstone Pictures
Erecting a headstone is the most traditional way to honor the memory of your loved one. While it is an excellent idea, you can make it better by incorporating a picture of them in the headstone. However, you can’t just use any pictures, as they can wither and fade from weather conditions. That’s why you should opt for Ceramic Pictures to ensure that the picture will stay forever. Try choosing a picture associated with a good memory, such as a wedding, a Christmas family gathering, or any happy memorable day. Keep in mind that the ceramic pictures can be attached to mausoleums or any other permanent memorials, so headstones are not your only option out there.
Tattoos are not for everyone, but if you have tattoos or you are open to the idea, it is one of the best ideas to honor the memory of your loved ones. Additionally, tattoos are extremely versatile, as you can choose whatever design you want. You can have a tattoo of their likeness, their favorite TV character, their name, their favorite animal, a quote of something they said to you, or even an inside joke between you two. You can be as creative as you want when it comes to tattoos.
A Charitable Donation
Giving money to charity is a common inclusion in many people’s will. However, even if they didn’t include this part in their will, you can donate money to charity in their name. If you are tight on budget, you can ask for help from family members or friends. You can consider it their last act of kindness and some charities also honor the act with a special mention or will record it on their website or publications. Even other people will honor your loved one’s memory whenever anyone crosses their name.
A Letter, Song, or Poem
Memorials don’t have to be physical objects, as you can write them a song or a poem if you have the talent for it. Even if you don’t have the talent, you can try as it will be as personable as it can be. Additionally, you can sing or read it during the funeral if you created it right after they passed away. Alternatively, you can write them a letter, telling them about your feelings, your memories with them, or anything you would like to tell them.
The loss of a loved one is devastating and memorials help in making the loss a little bit easier. You can finish a project they started but never finished to ensure that their last work in life is completed and it can be the perfect way to keep a memorial of something they did. Memorials will never make the pain go away, but they will ensure that they are never forgotten.