The passing of a loved one can be a very difficult time for people, and unfortunately, the grief is part of the cost of caring about someone. It’s common to want to remember your loved ones in ways that are just as special as they always will be to you, but sometimes you might need a little helping hand with some suggestions.
This piece is going to take a look at some of the unique ways to remember a loved one whenever you’d like to. Read on for some inspiration.
1) Plant Something in Their Memory
If they had a favorite plant or a tree they enjoyed seeing, then planting one in their memory can make a nice tribute, especially if you’re a keen gardener. Using your own garden to plant it in means you can easily visit whatever you plant, and you won’t need permission. But if you want a dedicated memorial tree, that can be done too—just check what your options are and who you can do it through.
If you’re not sure what their favorite flower was, this doesn’t mean that you have to go without if this is still something you’d like to do. Did you know there about “the language of flowers?” Choose a flower meaning that reminds you of them.
2) Send A Message to The Sky
Many people want to believe their loved ones are in a better place, and that this better place is somewhere “up above”. This is one of the common reasons why people like to send gifts, notes, and other offerings up into the sky.
However, there’s a safe way to do it and it’s important to think about wildlife and plastic waste. Selecting biodegradable and organic material is essential, but did you know you could also use something that belongs in the sky?
You can buy butterflies to release from Cloverlawn Butterflies for weddings, funerals, memorial services, and more special occasions. Just remember to treat them with the care and respect they deserve from the second they arrive right through to their release and enjoy the moment.
You could also write a message to read out loud, sing a song, or whatever you feel you should do while your butterflies are being released.
3) Support Their Favorite Causes
Another popular way to honor your loved ones and help others in the process is to support their favorite causes or something that mattered to them when they were alive. This could be anything from a charity to a specific place or business that helped them. It could be places such as a hospital or a hospice that helped to care for them, or perhaps the company of a hobby they really enjoyed.
You’ll always be able to find someone in need of money or help if they’re supporting others, so choose a way that works for you that can help you to support them too.
Find some inspiration here of what you could do, though remember each cause might need something different from you than the other.