How to Honor a Loved One

Published: March 6, 2023
by Paul R. Young Funeral Home

funeral homes in Hamilton OH

Having a loved one pass away can leave you feeling empty and unsure of how to get closure. One excellent way you can do this is by honoring the person in some way. There are lots of options and lots of things you can choose from. If you want to start planning a way to memorialize and honor your loved one, there are some things that directors of funeral homes in Hamilton, OH want you to know.

You can choose to put together a memory book for your loved one. This can be a family project and you can even include children. A memory book can be like a scrapbook, with all manner of things that remind you of the person you lost. You can add recipes, song lyrics, ticket stubs, and anything else. You can encourage your children to write poems about the person or to make drawings. All of this can be cathartic and healing.

Another option you have is to prepare a memorial garden. If your loved one was someone who enjoyed being outdoors and who loved working with plants, this can be a lovely way of honoring their memory. You can make the garden any size that you prefer. Choose plants that the person would have liked and think about including ornaments, like windchimes or statues, that you know they would have preferred.

For a very unique option, you can name a star after a loved one. There are companies that make this possible, allowing you to get a certificate with the star that has been named for the person. It can be lovely to hang this in your home in tribute. It can be especially great for a loved one who enjoyed learning about space. Another thing you want to remember is that the process of grieving is different for everyone, as well.

If your loved one had causes they were passionate about, like animal welfare, the planet, or anything else, you can set up a scholarship in their name. This will allow others to get a bit of help to pursue these passions, too. You can set up a scholarship for any amount that you feel comfortable spending. If you do not know how to make these arrangements, there are companies out there that can help.

All of these ideas can be good ones if you are looking for some way of honoring the person you lost. Take into consideration their personality, what they preferred, and the kind of things they loved to do. This can give you a hint into the type of memorialization that can fit them best. If you still have questions about the options you have, you can learn more by reaching out to a Hamilton, OH funeral home like us. Our team is ready to help you with all of the options that you need for your loved one so do not hesitate to reach out to us. Give us a call right now or stop by one of our locations to learn more about our services and how we can help you.

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