R e m e m b r a n c e I d e a s
There can be so much joy and good that can come from remembering our loved ones. We can honor them by helping others. We can cherish them by creating a keepsake. We can heal ourselves by making new memories that connect us. Below are just a few ideas and resources to help you. We also have created a free booklet of ideas you can download and follow as you please throughout the year.
Plant A Tree
Planting a tree in celebration and memory of a loved one is a special way to create a living tribute. You can plant one in your own backyard or at a favorite spot to visit.
This was a special gift a friend gave to us. We cherished it because our loved one was a rock climber, hiker, backpacker and all-around nature enthusiast. It's comforting to know there is a tree out there that was planted especially for him.
The link below is a resource that will plant a tree for you or for a loved one to give as a gift.
Create A Photo Book
Pictures can be a window to the past and all the wonderful memories you want to keep. Pictures can connect people to their stories and the people that loved them. Pictures can heal.
The act of either creating a photo book yourself or having someone create a special photo book for you can be an amazing experience that becomes a gift to all who see it.
Learn more about ways to capture memories in a photo book below.
Sponsor An Animal
For the animal lovers, there is a way to cherish our loved ones' memory by honoring their spirit through protecting threatened species and wild places around the world.
The links below are resources that provide opportunities for you to remember your loved one. If there is a special local shelter, reserve or animal rehabilitation center your loved one supported, consider making a donation in their honor there.
Create A Written
It is difficult losing a loved one, but we can do our best to help others to establish a legacy of giving and inspiring hope for others dealing with loss.
The links below are a gift that can grow and grow so your loved ones tribute helps not just one person, but many, and helps not just one time, but continually.
Create A Cookbook
One of a family's greatest heritage to each other can be the recipes that have been shared over the years and the food that has been prepared with love and gathered around.
It is important not to let these special family heirlooms get lost in time with the passing of loved ones.
Custom Cookbooks are a wonderful way to keep the family stories and the spirit of loved ones around for generations to come.
The links below are ways to do a special release that are environmentally-friendly and create a special moment in time for everyone involved.
Commissioning a painting is something so personal and meaningful that will last a lifetime. Read about how KC honored her husband's memory with the help of a teenage artist named Jordan Thomas and take a look at their beautiful gallery of work.
What About Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day...
The list of celebrations and special days does seem to go on and on and carries with it a new significance and often painful memories. Find out more about how to persevere and bring new meaning to these days.