You may want to hold a special memorial service, celebrate their birthday, or commemorate their death anniversary. Here are some creative ideas to celebrate the life of your loved one after the funeral, together with family and friends.
Visit Their Favourite Places
Take a few friends and family members and celebrate your loved one by visiting their favourite place (or places). If going to their favourite place is too difficult, why not have a commemorative lunch at their favourite restaurant or return to a place where you’ve been together in the past.
Food, Food, Food
Food brings people together and can create treasured memories. If your loved one had a signature recipe, recreate it, and invite some friends and family around to enjoy it and share some stories. You could also make a picnic with their favourite foods and have a picnic banquet in their honour. This is a great way to bring people together and get the conversation started.
Plant Trees or Flowers
Planting trees or flowers is a beautiful way to honour of a loved one, as you can watch them grow and flourish. These also give you another place where you can go to remember your loved one and is particularly special if they were fond of gardens. Another option is to release some flowers into a river or stream and watch them float away.
Create a Memory Book
This could be a scrapbook, photo album, or a collection of any other tangible memories. This can also be a meaningful group activity. Just ask family and friends to bring something they would like to put in the memory book, then you can organise it together. Alternatively, you can also create individual books, memory jars, or a collage.
Getting friends and family together to celebrate a loved one is a special way to commemorate their life and create new memories, no matter how long it’s been. You can even incorporate these ideas into the funeral service itself. To discuss any of these ideas, or some of your own, just contact Rosetown Funeral Home, we would love to make it happen.