Honoring Your Loved One


BY: Diane Snyder Cowan
CATEGORY: Grief and Loss

Often times family members ask how they can honor their loved ones in a concrete way. 

There are many ways to pay homage. 

​Here a few favorites:
  • ​Light a candle.
  • Put together a scrapbook or collection of favorite photos and memorabilia.
  • Plant a memory garden with flowers and bushes that bloom each year.
  • Create a memorial webpage.
  • Invite folks to a memorial gathering and tell favorite stories.
  • Finish your loved one’s work if they had an incomplete project or were involved in a charitable event or organization.
  • Remember special days, anniversaries, and holidays.
  • Use a favorite recipe that your loved one like to eat or cook.
  • Comfort others.
  • Make a charitable or memorial donation.

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