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9 Simple Celebration of Life Ideas to Honor a Loved One’s Memory

Published: July 18, 2022
by John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Home

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Here are a few ideas if you’re looking for lighthearted, personalized activities to help celebrate your loved one’s life, especially after a cremation service in Arnold, MO.

These activities are just the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to modify them to meet your needs.

1. Highlight Your Loved One’s Favorite Things

Put together a memory board of your loved one’s favorite things. You can use a large bulletin board or create a collage using poster board and magazine cutouts.

Have a Party

Your loved one would have been proud to celebrate his life with you, so have a party! Make it an annual event or hold it in the spring or summer when the weather is nice, and people can get together outside.

Take a Trip

Plan a trip to a place your loved one always wanted to visit. Or, go somewhere you’ve always wanted to see together as a family. You can even hold a scattering ceremony at your destination if they had a cremation.

Create an Online Memorial

If you’re having difficulty with throwing yourself into the middle of all the fun and festivities, create an online memorial instead. You can set up a memorial website or blog and share stories and photos of your loved one’s life with friends and family members who want to remember them.

Watch Movies Together

Movies, preferably your loved one’s favorites, are another way for family members to gather in remembrance of a loved one. If it’s too soon for everyone involved to watch these movies at first, consider watching them together on special occasions like birthdays or death anniversaries instead.

Plant a memorial garden

If you have a backyard, you can plant a memorial garden in honor of your loved one. This is a great way to improve your environment while also remembering the deceased individual.

Volunteer at an organization or for a cause

One way to celebrate the life of someone passionate about an organization or cause is by donating money or volunteering for that cause in their memory.

If you’re unsure of the organizations that were important to your loved one, ask other family members what they would like to see done in the name of the deceased person.

Make a Quote Board

Creating a quote board is another way to remember your loved one. You can choose their favorite sayings or different quotes that mean something to you and put them on the board in a collage.

You can also have family and friends share quotes from books, movies, or poems that remind them of your loved one. This is a great activity for children too.

Make a scrapbook

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Scrapbooks are an excellent way to remember your loved ones. You can use pictures, quotes, and other mementos collected from family and friends to create a scrapbook to look at in the future.

Finally, it is important to remember that it is okay not to know what to do. You can start by taking the time to listen and learn about what your loved ones would like. Think about what you would like to do, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Remember, you are not alone.

And if you need a cremation service provider in Arnold, MO, to help you plan your celebration of life event, reach out to us. We work with families to create unique ceremonies that celebrate their loved one’s life. Call us now to get started.

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