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3 Ways to Honor and Commemorate a Departed Loved One

Posted on 03 January 2017

When someone you love passes on, it’s difficult to cope with the idea that you’ll never see them again. You’re told that it’s okay to take your time to grieve, but in time you’ll have to let go. That idea can be suffocating, especially when you think back on all of the memories that you have of and with your departed friend, spouse, or family member. Whether you’ve known them your whole life or you’ve only been close for a few months or years, the loss can be overwhelming.

 

Instead of just “letting go”, one of the best things you can do is to find a personal and unique way to honor their memory and celebrate their life in small ways every day. That’s why so many people are opting for cremation jewelry and other small commemorative items and acts – they give you the chance to think about a departed loved one and hold them close, even long after they’re gone.

 

Plant a Tree for Them

 

Planting a tree for a departed loved one is a wonderful way to remember them. You can plant it in your backyard or in another special place that you can visit. As the tree grows, it’ll give more and more shade, and you can enjoy mild, sunny afternoons sitting under it, reading a favorite book, and reminiscing about your time together.

 

Create a Reading Nook for Their Books

 

If your loved one was an avid reader, they probably left behind at least a few interesting books. Convert a corner of your home into a snug reading nook with a small shelf with your loved one’s books and a few of your own that you think they would have loved, as well. When you need time to yourself to think about them, you can go sit in this nook, pick up one of their books, or just close your eyes and think about a fond memory.

 

Wear a Piece of Cremation Jewelry

 

As we mentioned earlier, a lot of people who’ve lost loved ones are now opting to keep those loved ones close wherever they go with cremation jewelry. If you’ve lost someone close to your heart, you might want to get a beautiful necklace that will hold a few of that person’s ashes. As you go through life, you can take your loved one with you and be reminded of them whenever you look at your necklace, bracelet, or other piece of cremation jewelry.

 

There are all kinds of ways to honor and commemorate departed loved ones, and these are just a few of the things that you can do to keep someone in your heart and close to your thoughts, even years after they’ve passed on. Consider doing one or more of these things to give yourself time with them whenever you need it. And consider your options for a beautiful piece from Johnston’s Cremation Jewelry to help you honor their memory for years to come.

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