Ideas for Memorializing Your Loved One after the Service

By: Myles O'Riordan
Friday, August 10, 2018

Whenever a loved one passes away, you want to keep something that belonged to them, in honor of their memory. Many choose photographs, paintings or videos while others choose something unique and special. At Wagg Funeral Home, we understand the importance of memorializing loved ones after cremation. Here are a few suggestions that might help:

1. Planting a Tree

An interesting and beautiful way to memorialize a loved one is by planting a tree in their memory. You can bury the ashes in the ground and plant a tree on it. The tree will offer you peace for the years to come. It is also beneficial for the environment. You can choose a tree that’s local to your region.

2. Design Memorial Jewelry

It is an age-old practice that has lost its popularity in recent years. Memorial jewelry can come in many forms. For example, you can create a ring from their ashes or place a few strands of hair in a pendant etc. this is a great option if the departed was your partner.

3. Do Something in Their Name

This is another great way to memorialize the decedent. You can start donating to a charity, sponsor a non-profit organization or even volunteer at shelters. By doing some good in their name, you can ensure that they are remembered by the people you helped.

4. Get Artwork Commissioned

You can create a piece of art to honor your loved one. Hire a local artist to create something unique. It doesn’t necessarily mean a portrait. It can be something that the deceased loved, something meaningful. For example, if he/she had a passion for music, commission artwork that illustrates it.

If you want to know more about us or our funeral services, contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help.

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