Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

By: Brian K. Daly
Friday, May 25, 2018

When a loved one is gone, you want to retain a piece of them to honor their memory. Some choose traditional means like photographs, videos, or paintings while others want something more special and unique. At Ocean County Cremation Service, we recognize the importance of memorializing a loved one, especially after cremation. Here are some suggestions that can help:

1. Plant a Tree or Garden

Planting a tree or garden is a beautiful and interesting way to memorialize someone. You can bury a loved one’s ashes in the ground and plant tree life over it. The tree will grow and offer solace for years to come. This also benefits the environment, especially if you choose a tree that’s native to your region.

2. Memorial Jewelry

This is an age-old practice though it has become less popular in recent years. Memorial jewelry comes in different forms. You can place a few strands of decedent’s hair in a pendant or create a ring with their ashes, etc. This is a good option for intimate partners like spouses, lovers, etc.

3. Do Something Good in Their Name

Donating to charity, sponsoring a non-profit organization, volunteering for work at shelters, etc., in a decedent’s name is a great way to memorialize them. You do some good in their name and ensure they’re remembered fondly by people you help.

4. Commission Artwork

Hire a local artist or craftsman to create a personal piece of art based on your loved one. It doesn’t even have to be their portrait. It can become something that was meaningful and special for the deceased individual. For example, if they had a passion for music, commission an artwork that illustrates that.

If you want to know more about memorializing a loved one or want to arrange for a service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

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